Rev. Alexander Yoo

(LMFT, MA, MDiv)

About Me

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 use a change-oriented, strengths-based, trauma-informed approach. I am a nationally-recognized expert and trailblazer in LGBTIQ+, 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).

I use professional computing devices and applications 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, those needing discretion, those in the entertainment industry, 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
* 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
* People in relationships or members of a family living in different parts of the state
* Elders who are home-bound, in residential facilities, or who have trouble with mobility and transportation.
* Chronically ill clients

I look forward to meeting you and learning more about you. Let's embark on the journey together.

Alexander Yoo, MDiv, MA, LMFT


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #102886 (Expires: 2021-04-30)


Reviews

Written by C.L. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He is amazing and I am thankful he is my therapist

Written by J.O. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Understanding that this is my first experience with professional counseling, Alexander laid the groundwork and expectations with me where I felt listened to from day 1. He was patient with me when I let my emotions rush over me when diving into hard parts of my history. My vulnerability felt validated and he followed that with sobering thoughts and pieces of wisdom to reframe my ill-conceived tendencies and behaviors. I highly recommend him for issues regarding previous trauma, and performance anxiety, among others. He is kind, empathetic, and is an example of working in the service of others.

Written by H.E. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Rev. Yoo is a patient, caring and professional expert. I have been doing psychotherapy with Rev. Yoo almost 5 months now, and I initially thought male therapists are not trustworthy and authoritative because of my past experience with a male counselor, but he really changed my mind and I really appreciate that. I want you to know if you're finding a therapist who is sensitive with LGBTQ+ issues, Rev. Yoo is the one.

Written by A.M. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rev. Yoo has been helping me work through my triggers and pain from the past. I feel he listens and affirms while also helping me with my perspective. As a person of faith, he points me toward God and helps me step back and see the bigger picture while also addressing specific situations with guidance and solutions. I am thankful to have the remote counseling during this time.

Written by M.A. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

We've just started and there's a lot to cover with all my things. So, we haven't really gotten to the matter of it all, but he's been great so far. He listens. Seems to understand, but he hasn't really been given a chance to do much, outside of listen. So far, so good. He seems like a great person.

Written by S.E. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

He’s attentive, kind, knowledgeable and encouraging.

Written by C.H. on Apr 25, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Rev. Yoo has been an absolutely lifesaver. I feel like I can confide in him and that he actually listens to what I’m saying. If I don’t message in a few days he checks up on me and I really appreciate that.

Written by M.O. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Rev. Yoo was the perfect therapist for me. He helped me to dig deeper into something I didn’t think I could break through into and offered me helpful and appropriate suggestions to try and questions to think about. He helped me to arrive at solutions and pointed them out to me in unique ways. I especially appreciated him connecting what I was going through back to God and my faith; not everyone does that and that’s something I was looking for. Only great things to say! It’s been awesome and would love to continue as long as I can/need.

Written by B.R. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Rev. Yoo helps me and listens to me and understands the issues that I have.

Written by A.U. on Jan 31, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He genuinely seems to listen and care about the things that I expressed. When I am hesitant to respond he checks on me and that makes me feel like he cares about what I’m going through. His advice is great and I love the worksheets he recommends. So far, I am very happy with the relationship we are building.

Written by J.A. on Jan 31, 2020 after counseling with Alexander for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rev. Yoo is kind, understanding, and a beam of light in a hurricane. If you’re lost, confused, hurt, don’t be afraid of getting therapy from him. He’s the best thing that happened.