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Hello Traveler! My journey as a therapist is deeply interwoven with my own life experiences as a first-generation immigrant, a trans woman, and someone raised in a conservative Southeast Asian household. These layers of my identity have shaped my understanding of the fluidity and spectrum of human experiences. In my practice, I specialize in assisting individuals embarking on transformative journeys, particularly those facing mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and trauma.
My clients often find themselves at the intersection of culturally diversity, neurodivergence and/or LGBTQIA+ identities, seeking a therapist who not only understands but also empathizes with their unique experiences and spiritual quests. My approach, enriched by over seven years in field of mental health, blends Compassion-Focused Therapy with Liberation Psychology, aiming to empower those voices often marginalized by society.
As a therapist, my practice is not just informed by academic theory but also by my personal journey of discovering and embracing my own neurodivergence and queerness—concepts that were alien in my mother tongue and cultural background. This personal evolution fuels my commitment to providing a therapeutic space that acknowledges the richness of diverse cultural narratives and systemic structures. Every treatment plan I create is deeply personalized, reflecting each individual’s strengths, cultural background, and areas for growth.
At the core of my practice are the principles of Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and Liberation Psychology. CFT is not just a method but a journey towards self-compassion and resilience, embracing the many facets of one's identity. Simultaneously, Liberation Psychology offers a framework for empowering those marginalized, integrating my passion for mythology, religious, and sociological history into a comprehensive therapeutic approach. This synthesis of personal and professional experiences ensures that my practice is a sanctuary for all, particularly for those navigating the rich spectrum of human existence.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Afsanah Yasmine is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 4 years
The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Doctoral Intern, 2021 - 2022
Mindful One, LLC, Doctoral Extern, 2020 - 2021
Prince William Family Counseling, Doctoral Extern, 2019 - 2020
Multicultural Clinical Center, Doctoral Extern , 2020 - 2020
Woodbridge Therapy Group, Doctoral Extern, 2018 - 2019
Behavioral Services, RBT, 2016 - 2017
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C., Psy. D (Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, 2023
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C., Master's of Clinical Psychology, 2019
The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Psychology, B.A., 2016
Registered Behavior Technician , RBT, 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Melissa Cole (Psy.D LP PSY.0004957)