Alexander Yoo, LMFT, MA, MDiv
About Alexander Yoo
I have been helping people heal for most of my life. As a psychotherapist, I have witnessed my clients remake themselves and perform extraordinary feats, and I have been impressed time and again by the resilience and creativity of human beings.
In addition to being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am also an ordained clergyperson and hospice chaplain with a Master’s of Divinity. These experiences have informed and enhanced my psychotherapeutic work treating C/PTSD, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, and grief. I see elders, adolescents, young adults, couples, relationships, families, and groups. I am a nationally-recognized expert and trailblazer in LGBTIQ+, QTPOC, gender and sexuality diversity, and family and relational complexity. Additionally, I address spirituality, meaning-making, and the diverse array of ways of inhabiting the body (somatic work, size acceptance, perceived and lived gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, class, and culture).
* Change-oriented, strengths-based, and trauma-informed psychotherapy, in person and online
* Secure distance teletherapy (secure video and calls)
* Letters of recommendation for surgery and body modification using the informed consent model
* Consultation for medical and mental health providers, representatives of the law, and spiritual leaders
I use high-powered, professional computing devices, high-speed internet, applications, cameras, and payment methods to ensure the most effective and accessible face-to-face psychotherapy. I have found that video therapy offers what in-office and in-home therapy often cannot, such as consistent, accessible treatment for those from far reaches of the state, or those needing secrecy and discretion, or those with busy professional lives, physical disabilities, severe anxiety, or lack of transportation.
Examples of the kinds of people for whom I have provided psychotherapy (often overlapping categories):
* Clients in remote, rural areas
* Cis men embarrassed seeking therapy, some in farming communities
* Trans, gay, queer adults/adolescents/college students in isolated communities without competent LGBT healthcare (including therapy) in the geographical area and for whom being exposed as LGBT would have literal life-and-death consequences
* Lack of public transportation and/or hours-long drives
* Clients with severe PTSD manifesting as agoraphobia or extreme distress when driving
* Clients who work overnight and cannot come into an office during conventional hours
* Clients with busy, high-stress jobs in STEM, attorneys, accountants, other professionals
* Couples seeking couples counseling and members of a family seeking family therapy who live in different parts of the state
* Chronically ill
SpecialtiesSpirituality, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD
Age Group FocusAdolescents, Adults, Seniors
Treatment ApproachesArt Therapy, Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Existential, Expressive Arts, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Feminist, Humanistic, Jungian, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic, Trauma Focused
IssuesAcademic issues, Addiction, Aging, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger’s, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Caregiver Stress, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, End of Life Issues, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Grief, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Introversion, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, Men’s Issues, Military, Obesity, Parenting, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sex Drive - Low, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD, Weight Loss, Women’s Issues