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Dr. Yesenia Almaguer | AIS

Yesenia Almaguer


Office: 956-566-2750

Dr. Yesenia Almaguer is a psychiatrist maintaining a private practice in New York and Florida. She holds her M.D. from Ross University, residency from Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx and clinical rotations at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL and University of Miami, FL. She lives primarily in New York City and continues to work in the psychiatric ER at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. Originally from Mexico, she is bi-lingual and maintains a practice working *pro bono *with families at the Texas-Mexico border where mental healthcare is not only stigmatized, but often unavailable. She runs a 501(c)(3) called *WORST PATIENT *which provides mental health awareness and resources for doctors in residency. She is a certified interventionist (CIP) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board, having trained with interventionists, Ed Storti and Patti Pike. She is certified in Traumatic Stress Studies and trained in trauma-informed care, CBT, DBT and psychodynamic therapy modalities. In her private practice she provides assessments, medication maintenance, in-home detox, and psychotherapy. She works with individuals, couples and families. She works both in person and via telehealth.


CIP, Pennsylvania Certification Board, 2022

M.D. Ross University School of Medicine, 2019 – Licensed in FL and NY

B.A. University of Texas Pan American (now known as UTRGV), 2012


Motivational Interviewing & Storti Model – Ed Storti

Case Management & Johnson Model – Patti Pike

Certified in Traumatic Stress Studies – through the Trauma Research Foundation

Trauma-informed care

Skills in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR)

Addictive Disorders

Grief and Loss


Intervention Style:

Invitational, Johnson, Attachment, Case Management

Types of Interventions:

Mental Health & Addiction Interventions

Professional Affiliations:

2021-Present National Association for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC)
2021-Present American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
2018-Present American Psychiatric Association (APA)
2018-Present American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
2017-Present American College of Physicians (ACP)