Yesel  Yoon

Yesel Yoon

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime online therapy appointments (updated June 29, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Career transitions
  • Career counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Yesel Yoon is a Clinical Psychologist who works with adults who struggle with perfectionism, burnout from relationships and caregiving, and career transitions. Many of her clients describe themselves as high achievers and perfectionists. They are often so invested in pleasing others but they struggle to take care of themselves. She helps people gain more self-compassion and establish healthy coping skills. She also provides counseling for professionals struggling to find a good career fit or transitioning to a new job.

Dr. Yoon’s approach is both exploratory and skills-based. Her techniques include utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices. She works with her clients to adapt more flexible ways of thinking about themselves and their situations so they can get unstuck and feel less stressed or burned out. For her clients in Career Counseling, she uses assessments to target strengths, values, and goals and helps people achieve actionable steps.

Dr. Yoon wants her clients to feel more confident in their ability to manage their emotions, and to be more accepting of themselves so they can gain a more fulfilling life. One of her favorite quotes is “Get out of your mind and into your life.” She hopes to help you put this into action.

Message to clients

In this urban environment where you're constantly expected to stay ‘on the go’ and ‘hustle’ from one thing to the next, it may feel strange to consider slowing down. Maybe you can’t imagine telling someone how you’re really doing because you don’t want to burden someone else with your issues. I want to hear your story and help you feel less overwhelmed and alone.
You can achieve more balance in your life so you're able to take care of yourself while still feeling connected to others. You don’t have to keep apologizing for expressing yourself or attending to your own needs. In fact, how would it be to feel confident and secure in who you are? You are taking a big step by seeking therapy and I'm glad you're doing that! I look forward to working with you and supporting you through the transitions and challenges in your life.


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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Career transitions - Support around personal and professional growth as it pertains to career changes; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Career counseling - Expertise and support to help you navigate career decisions at any stage of life

General expertise


Yesel Yoon is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Yoon can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online therapy (NY) practice
  • Mon 9:30am-2:00pm
  • Tue 9:30am-8:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:30am-8:30pm
  • Fri 9:30am-12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present

Pace University NYC Counseling Center, Senior Staff Psychologist, 2017 - 2019

Montclair State University CAPS, Post-doctoral Psychology Clinician, 2016 - 2017

University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center, APA-Accredited Psychology Internship, 2015 - 2016

University of Massachusetts Amherst, PhD, 2016

University of Maryland College Park, BS, 2008


  • English

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