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Brianna Yates, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello there!
Thank you for taking the time to read my bio. I look forward to hearing from you, and for the possibility of becoming a part of your journey.
I have over five years of experience as a medical social worker and I have worked with clients who have chronic health conditions, and new health concerns. In addition, I’ve also worked in a local domestic violence agency where I provided children and adults with therapy and education.
I tailor each individual therapy session to meet each client’s unique need, and I’m here to make a positive impact on your life by listening, validating and working with you to achieve your goals. I use many techniques from both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.
On a more personal note, I am the oldest of four girls, and I have an identical twin who is one-minute younger. I grew up on the north side of Chicago’s suburbs, and when I’m not working, I am usually in my kitchen trying new recipes, going on walks, and binge watching the latest shows.
I wish you the best and I look forward to meeting you.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCSW 149019500


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brianna Yates. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Brianna is an amazing therapist with a down-to-earth communication style. She has helped me navigate all of the chaos I have been experiencing and provided me with insights and tools to better focus on my goals. Her 'teach you how to fish' approach has gotten me to the point where I no longer need regular sessions and feel confident and empowered in my ability to navigate murky waters without extra guidance.

Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Brianna for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s amazing and so easy to talk to

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Brianna for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

After a negative experience with a previous therapist, I was wary to try again. Brianna made therapy a positive experience. She made me feel comfortable and safe to share. Her guidance and support over the last year has helped me greatly.

Written on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Brianna for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

This therapist is very competent and empathetic. She is not bias and promotes the autonomy of the client towards effective decision making.

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Brianna for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Brianna is amazing, my life is busy and hectic and full of problems. Thanks to her I have some sanity in this crazy world.

Written on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Brianna for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd

Brianna is heaven sent. She goes with my flow that often changes week to week and she is always prepared somehow. I’m over joyed that I was able to find her and wish I could give everyone I love an hour of her time.

Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Brianna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue