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

 

 

 

  • 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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  • The Power of Words

    Feb 27, 2015
    It’s not what you think. As counselors we know how deeply words matter. Indeed they can make a difference in the world – either for good or evil – for an individual, for groups, for families, and for our society. The words I’m thinking of are not words of the verbal sort. Rather they are words on the page and, in particular, words used in textbooks.
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  • Racial Battle Fatigue

    Feb 18, 2015
    In the summer of 2013 I traveled to New Orleans to participate in the annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). It’s a conference that I often attended when I was working in college student affairs for diversity and social justice.
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  • A Pagan in the House

    Feb 12, 2015
    When it comes to religion and spirituality, counselors seem to get a bit apprehensive about addressing its utility when working with clients. Whether it’s a client who wants to talk about the role of prayer in his or her treatment plan or a counselor who is a person of faith and wants to frame a presenting problem through that lens, it seems as though we’d prefer to put it on the backburner and pretend it doesn’t matter or at least that it doesn’t or shouldn’t matter all that much.
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  • A Generation Gap

    Feb 05, 2015
    Diversity comes in many forms and though I have been focused on race, there other aspects of diversity that are just as salient to me. One has been my age and returning to graduate school at 51 years old. This was apparent to me in small ways one of which was in my ethics class and learning about the abuse of the elderly.
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