Call Us At (646) 780-8278
All Days 9:00 to 5:00
116 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
Dr. Yacob Tekie
Psychologist, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Verified by Therapy For Black Men
(847) 750-5682
Primary Location
3637 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

Additional Location
Chatham, New Jersey
United States

Accepting new clients?: Yes
Remote therapy available?: Yes
Can prescribe medication?: No

Office Hours: MTWT 8:00am - 8:00pm, Friday 8:00am-6:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Last school: University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ph.D., 2018
License(s): PS019073-Pennsylvania NJDCATEMP-029590-New Jersey
Years in practice: 2013

Cost per session: $175 to $230
Average cost per session: $185
Sliding scale pricing?: Yes
Free initial phone consultation?: Yes
Free initial face to face consultation?: No
Payment methods accepted:
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Wire
  • Cash App
  • Zelle

Insurance Note: Out-of-Network. I provide clients with a detailed receipt, called Superbill, that can be used for reimbursement at the out-of-network rate through their insurance company.

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Age specialty:
  • Preteens and Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents and Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Communities I am allied with or for which I have experience supporting clients:
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied

I offer special insights for client's of the following ethnicity:
  • Asian
  • Black
  • First Nations
  • Hispanic and Latino
  • Other Racial or Ethnic Background
  • Pacific Islander

Languages spoken:
  • English
  • Tigrigna (Bilingual)
  • Amharic (limited working proficiency)

My name is Dr. Yacob Tekie (Pronounced: Yakhoab Te-Ki-ē), licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Cofounder of Tesfa-House Psychotherapy & Consulting. I received my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and completed a clinical doctoral internship and Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Counseling and Psychological Services, where I am a full-time Staff Psychologist.

I believe therapy is an opportunity to alleviate emotional pain and also a safe space to reflect and grow. When seeking therapy, many people might be unsure of what they want and afraid of the uncertainty. My hope is to help you walk through a healthy perspective to replenish a meaningful and rewarding life where you could see yourself more completely and inspire yourself to be the Calm Within the Storm.

With a compassionate, non-judgmental, and psychologically mindful space, I hope you will feel deeply understood and optimistic. I work from a genuine, authentic and collaboratively open style and my therapy is tailored to each client’s needs and presenting problems. During our sessions, we may focus on discovering new coping strategies to manage problems, widening your perspective, providing tools to overcome stressors, facilitate insight as well as promoting self-care and resiliency. Having an international background, I value diversity and I am deeply attuned to your unique social and cultural identity and its effect on your individuality, sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Furthermore, I am passionate about community engagement, relationships and organizational development and I work closely with different communities and organizations to provide mental health services, workshops, training, and private consultations on topics of racial assault and trauma, interpersonal violence and sexual assault, suicide prevention and intervention, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

I am part of a non-profit organization, The Lions Village, where I provide training to different professionals, educators and students to process racial assault and trauma through racial literacy, mindfulness and narrative therapy.

When I take off my counselor hat, I indulge in photography, painting and woodworking. And my family, friends and colleagues are my main source of happiness.

Looking forward to meet you!

Dr. Yacob Tekie

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Other issues:
    Treatment orientation:
    • Attachment-Based
    • Coaching
    • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Dialectical (DBT)
    • Emotionally Focused
    • Interpersonal
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Multicultural
    • Narrative
    • Prolonged Exposure
    • Psychodynamic
    • Supervision Services
    • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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