Afsanah  Yasmine
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Afsanah Yasmine


Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Colorado Accepting Online
Updated November 8, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Trauma

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Hello, Traveler! First off, I'm so proud of you for seeking therapy , whether you're new to this or experienced-I'm genuinely proud that you're continuing. To begin therapy with me, you really don't need anything – that's right, anything. I've worked with clients across entire spectrums of motivations, incentives, and abilities to engage in therapy. As the therapist, it's my job to tailor the experience to fit exactly what you need. Regardless of your symptoms, therapy is most impacted by the relationship and the therapist's ability to recognize where you are and what works best for you at that moment. In this hyper-critical era, where there are many ways to make people feel less-than and not enough, there will be none of that here.

Here, you will learn to love and appreciate what you can do and what you've survived through. With all your unique identities, experiences, and the barriers you've overcome, you are a beautiful painting, and it's my job to see every color and shade until you learn to do so yourself. From the most severe symptoms of emotional dysregulation to the very way you speak to yourself, all of it is held together in its full context. Through compassion and liberation, it is transformed into something new.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


Afsanah Yasmine is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • WPATH LETTER: $125 (120min)


Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 a.m.-7p.m.
  • Tue 8 a.m.-7p.m.
  • Wed 8 a.m.-7p.m.
  • Thu 8 a.m.-7p.m.
  • Fri 8 a.m.-7p.m.
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Colorado: PSYC.00015466

Supervisor: Dr. Melissa Cole (Psy.D LP PSY.0004957)