Scott  Yi

Scott Yi

He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Accepting Online
Princeton Accepting In-person
Updated April 4, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Child mental health
  • Depression
  • Men's issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Scott Yi is a clinical social worker in Princeton, NJ. He has been working in the mental health field since the year 2000, helping young people and their families make meaningful changes to their lives.

Scott has experience working in an out-of-district school/treatment program, as a middle school therapist, as a psychiatric screener in a psychiatric emergency room, as a residential counselor, as a psychiatric inpatient counselor for adults, adolescents, and children, as an in-home therapist for adolescents and children, and an outpatient therapist for adults. The myriad experiences Scott has gathered in the past 23 years helps him quickly gain deep understanding and insight into your mental health struggles.

Drawing on the rich experiences of his career, Scott can recognize the true issues and help you remove the barriers that have been holding you back from realizing your full potential by utilizing cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and interpersonal approaches. Scott sees the treatment process as a collaborative journey where you work together to improve your quality of life.

Scott likes to keep sessions light-hearted and incorporate as much humor as possible with the main focus on building the client-therapist relationship because the hard issues often manage to show up in sessions all on their own. Scott can use your relationship with him to help you gain insight into those issues, then work with you to develop a new perspective and approach to managing them so you can better achieve your personal goals.

Scott loves to meet with his clients in person but offers virtual sessions for his clients’ convenience as necessary.


Message to clients

Anyone can suddenly find themselves in a situation where they feel overwhelmed. We all depend on our loved ones for support during difficult times, but it may be beyond their ability to help you figure things out...or their connection to you may make their support biased, making it hard for you to make the best decisions. That's when it is helpful to find a person who is unbiased and not emotionally attached to you, your situation, or the people involved. As a therapist, I can make observations, notice things hiding in plain sight, and help you prioritize the most important issues rather than be distracted by trivialities that confound you even more. I will do my best to help you learn ways to think about your problems to make the healthiest decisions for your future. If that sounds good to you, call me and we can see if I am the right person to help you get back to living the life you want.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am to 7pm end
  • Tue 9:30am to 6pm end
  • Wed 9:30am to 6pm end
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 9:30am to 5pm end
  • Sat 8:00am to 12pm (session start times)
  • Sun closed

Princeton practice
421 Executive Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am to 7pm end
  • Tue 9:30am to 6pm end
  • Wed 9:30am to 6pm end
  • Thu 3pm to 6pm end
  • Fri 9:30am to 5pm end
  • Sat 8am to 12pm end
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Self, Clinician, 2017 - Present
Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care, Mental Health Clinician, 2013 - 2017
Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care, Mental Health Specialist, 2000 - 2013

Rutgers, School of Social Work, MSW, 2013


Licensure

New Jersey: 44SC05646300


Languages

English

Korean