We Are Like a Journey Through the Bridge to
Self - knowledge
is always a path into the unknown..
That will lead you through this hard path.
But this is an experience that you have to go
through to become a better version of yourself.


Yukari Yanagino, Ph.D

Pronouns: She/They

  • Ph.D, LCSW-R, FIPA
  • 22 years of experience
  • Languages Spoken: English, Japanese
  • Onsite & Remote

Work with:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress
  • Physical Issue / Illness
  • Grief
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Issues
  • Impulse Control
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem
  • Creative Block
  • Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Relationship


Do you feel hopeless or overwhelmed by the uncertainty of your future? Do you isolate yourself from social activities? Do you anticipate negative consequences as a way of managing your anxiety? Are you drinking too much or using drugs? Are you experiencing a lack of, or an increase in sexual energy that is affecting your life in a negative way? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am here to help. We will work closely in order to explore your inner world, and apply words to your past and current experiences. As a result, you will begin to feel better. I work with psychoanalytic theory while incorporating issues of race, gender, and sexuality in a close, sensitive, and attentive manner. In addition, I train and supervise clinicians throughout the New York metropolitan area and internationally.

I am a faculty member at Psychoanalytic Association of New York, formerly the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education (IPE) at New York University School of Medicine, an Associate Member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Reaearch (IPTAR), a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association. I look forward to hearing from you.

Education / Experience

Higher and professional education

Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, affiliated with NYU Medical School.
Rutgers University
Columbia University

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How long is a session? Are you conducting in person sessions?

The length of psychotherapy session is either 45 minutes or 50 minutes. Please discuss this with your therapist, but both arrangements are acceptable.

We offer both—in-person, and virtual treatment. Please discuss your preference with your therapist.

How often should I see my therapist?

The frequency of work is determined between you and your therapist. However, we do believe a higher frequency has an important effect on the outcome of the treatment. Most of our therapists work with their patients at more than once-a-week frequency in psychotherapy. However, if you are in psychoanalytic treatment, the frequency is at least 4 times (sometimes we offer 3 times) a week.

How long does the therapy last?

Believe it or not, this is by far the most common question we are asked. There is a famous quote from Freud, “Our answer is like the answer given by the Philosopher to the Wayfarer in Aesop's fable. When the Wayfarer asked how long a journey lay ahead, the Philosopher merely answered ‘Walk!’” The duration of treatment depends on the individual circumstances. Therefore, he says, “[T]he question as to the probable duration of a treatment is almost unanswerable.” At TheraBridge we hold true to Freud’s word, “Walk!” We help our patients walk the path and over the bridge towards a future where new memories and new experiences bring happiness and joy.

Is my information confidential?

Yes, your information is kept confidential. In case we need to coordinate care with other medical professionals including your psychiatrist, we will obtain your consent, though the exchange of patient information amongst medical providers is considered HIPAA compliant.

What kind of therapy do you provide?

At TheraBridge, all our clinicians are trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis.