yessenia lajara, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Preferred Name: yessenia

Online Therapy

About Me

Hello, my name is Yessenia Lajara, and I am a Latina trauma therapist based in the vibrant city of New York. My journey in the field of psychology has led me to specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)—an integrative psychotherapy approach proven to be effective for trauma treatment. My cultural background and deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by the Latino community have shaped my approach to therapy, strengthening my commitment to provide culturally sensitive and compassionate care.

Education & Experience

With a decade of experience in the mental health field and a Master's degree in Social Work from NYU, specializing in trauma, I have dedicated myself to providing exceptional mental health support. I prioritize establishing a therapeutic alliance with my clients, leveraging my expertise to navigate complex emotional landscapes and develop effective coping strategies. Working in diverse environments, from outpatient health clinics to schools, has granted me a comprehensive understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by different communities.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+


  • Spanish


  • Aetna
  • HCSC
  • UnitedHealth