Sarah Yi, LCPC
Sarah is a second-generation Korean American who recognizes that finding the "right" counselor can feel impossible when it's your first time looking, or even when it's your third, fourth, or fifth time after another not-so-great encounter. An accumulation of failed attempts can lead people to feeling wary of trying again, making counseling feel less attainable and increasing distress in many individuals, couples, and families of diverse backgrounds. Sarah strongly believes that when counseling is approached with multicultural and feminist perspectives, it opens up many doors for minority populations seeking to better understand and cope with their mental health, allowing for the possibility of feeling understood.
Sarah incorporates multiculturalism and feminism into her clinical work to help demystify the stigmas present in many minority communities around counseling and mental health, offering a safe space for people of diverse backgrounds struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, grief & loss, racial & ethnic identity conflicts, or relationship challenges. Sarah recognizes that each individual is uniquely shaped by their cultural backgrounds, bringing their own constellation of concerns and difficulties to the therapeutic relationship. To help clients work through these unique issues, Sarah uses aspects of numerous theories including but not limited to psychodynamic, family systems, CBT, DBT, strength-based, culturally-sensitive, and trauma-informed approaches.
Through her own experiences, Sarah holds awareness around the importance in creating a space for minority populations to learn about, explore, and safely engage in therapy to unpack intergenerational traumas, as well as conflicting cultural beliefs and expectations. She hopes to reduce the lack of these spaces in our BIPOC communities by providing services to those in need.
307 N Michigan Ave, Suite 412 Chicago, IL 60601
1525 E 53rd Street Suite 901, Chicago, IL 60615
Email: sarahyi [at] sycounselor.com
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Language spoken: English
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