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




  • Will We Respond?

    May 27, 2015
    Since my last posting, racism continues to rear its ugly head in places like Baltimore and Cleveland. Much of it is due to the realities of brutality and oppression and the institutionalizing of racism in police enforcement in the United States. All of this reminded me of the session I attended at the ACA conference in Orlando this past March
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  • Not What I Expected

    Apr 03, 2015
    At the start of the spring semester I began my practicum at a local mental health services agency, Housing First RI, which is geared towards the homeless population. In particular they were providing housing and wraparound services for those wanting to leave homelessness and stabilize their lives.
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  • Lessons Learned

    Mar 30, 2015
    What I love about attending a conference is that long after the event itself I continue to reflect on what I heard and learned then begin to share with others. Here are some observations and lessons from the ACA 2015 Conference in Orlando.
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  • No Escaping It

    Mar 18, 2015
    This year I had the opportunity to attend the ACA annual conference in Orlando as a graduate student and as an ACCA emerging leader award recipient. This meant that my registration fee was covered and all I had to do was make my way from Rhode Island to Florida, which was a welcome respite from the snow (over five feet) in the past month.
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  • What’s At Stake

    Mar 11, 2015
    Before I started the clinical mental health counseling program at Rhode Island College, I had always been an advocate for counseling. My first experience of seeking counseling was when I was thirty-one years old after returning from a teaching stint in China and having had experienced a traumatic experience. What I discovered is that looking for a counselor is much like finding a friend, roommate or life partner in that compatibility and connection are important bedrock characteristics for a healthy relationship.
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