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




  • The Only One

    Jan 22, 2015
    Having worked as a director for diversity efforts in higher education, I knew that choosing a graduate program in clinical mental health counseling was contingent on its commitment to cultural competence (i.e. privilege, power, bias and discrimination) and diversity in the coursework, training and faculty. For my studies, I want to focus on race, sexual orientation and the intersection of identities that often marginalize people in US American society.
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  • Capturing the Moment

    Jan 20, 2015
    Have you ever thought about those moments that seem, well, momentous? In that there was something in that moment to be acted upon yet too often that moment dissipates like vapor. Then there are those moments that truly have shifted everything for you like sand or sea. The word that captures it best for me is “kairos.”
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  • Open to Ambiguity

    Jan 08, 2015
    To get started for my blog, I had to write a profile and choose a quote. Writing the profile was easy but the quote? Not so much. To find a quote that embodies my life’s philosophy was rather daunting. I imagine that for some folks this is “not a big deal” as one may say. My personality and my upbringing said otherwise. And so, the search was on for that so-called perfect quote that would declare to the world who I am and what I stood for.
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