Elena YeeElena Yee

Elena Yee is a mental health counselor in the Wellness Center at Alfred University in upstate New York. She received her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. She is interested in the healing of trauma through EMDR and IFS, effectively assessing for suicidality, increasing diverse representation in college counseling centers, and advocating for the needs of those most vulnerable in our society. You can learn more about Elena at www.linkedin.com/in/elenatyee




  • Why Cultural Competence Matters

    Jan 03, 2019
    Last month I traveled to Montgomery, Alabama with my mentor to see the Peace and Justice memorial. After reading about it last April, I knew I had to go and see it, and having my mentor, Ellen Ziskind who was a Freedom Rider, join me would make the experience even more impactful and meaningful.
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  • A New Job…One Year Later

    Jun 22, 2018
    As a new professional in clinical mental health counseling, specifically at a university, it was a remarkable first year that took me from Providence, RI to a little village called Alfred in upstate NY. I also had an article published last month, and passed my licensure exam! All seemed good, right?
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  • And so it begins…

    Jul 11, 2017
    It happened. Nearly two months ago. It really did. I graduated. Three years of intense studying and writing many papers to earn my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rhode Island College.
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  • A Final Fall Semester in Graduate School

    Jan 09, 2017
    It’s hard to believe that I completed my last fall semester of my graduate program. It was the fullest semester thus far with three courses, a full-time internship and a full-time graduate assistantship. Here are my thoughts about the courses:
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  • Radical Acceptance, Resistance and Resilience

    Jan 03, 2017
    It’s the start of a new year and many have proclaimed that this past year of 2016 was the.worst.year.ever. Others insist that we get perspective and stop proclaiming that it was “the worst.” In particular, much of what made this year “the worst” was the election process leading up to the current president-elect.
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