The single most important factor that determines if therapy will be successful is the relationship of trust. Your therapist will invest the time needed to truly know your story and to make sure that you feel safe and confident in the therapy relationship. Every individual comes to therapy with a unique personality and a unique situation, so therapy should be tailored to meet the needs of the patient, not the preferences of the provider. Dr. Yee is trained in several models of psychotherapy and integrates them together based on your needs.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
In CBT, the client and therapist work together to retrain thinking, behaviors and emotional responses. Over the last 50 years, CBT has shown the strongest support in outcome studies for treatment of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse and many others. There are many "versions" of CBT, each with its own unique way of facilitating change.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) can accelerate the change process. EMDR uses bilateral sensory stimulation (through eye movements or tapping) to activate the brain's natural reprocessing mechanisms. EMDR can be applied to a number of clinical issues, but is best when used to for traumatic experiences. Through EMDR, the brain can "reprocess" the fear based learning from the past, clearing the way for newer, more adaptive templates to be applied the future.
Family Systems Integration
We do not go through this life alone. The experiences and behaviors that cause trouble always spread to those we are closest to. It is extremely difficulty to create effective change in an individual unless we also address the relationships that are affected by and often contribute the situation. Especially when working with a child or adolescent, expect a great deal of emphasis on supporting the parent-child relationship.
Faith Informed Care
One of Dr. Yee's core ideologies is to integrate sound psychological services with spiritual principles. Clients from all faith traditions are welcome and the choice to include spirituality is always the clients decision. By intentionally looking at matters of faith and spirit, we can drive the therapeutic process beyond simple problem solving, into true personal change.
Exposure with Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) is a model of psychotherapy that focuses on changing the behavioral responses to psychological stressors and reducing fear and anxiety associated with triggering stimuli. ERP is the strongest supported treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder and can be applied to many other conditions. Dr. Yee has advanced training in the application of ERP through the Behavior Therapy Training Institute.
An accurate diagnosis is a vital step in creating an accurate and effective treatment plan. In most cases, a single intake interview will be sufficient to gather the information necessary to begin treatment. In some cases it may be necessary to perform additional psychological testing to better inform the treatment process. Your psychologist will recommend the testing appropriate for your needs.
Appointments are typically scheduled as 55 minutes in length.
Intake appointments are $185.
Follow up appointments are $170.
Dr. Yee is in network for all Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna plans. Other insurance plans can be submitted for out of network reimbursement at the patient's responsibility. Patients may also elect to use their HSA or FSA if applicable.