Today you are one step closer to a new, empowered self on a positive path to growth and well-being. My name is Dr. Dawn Yelvington and I look forward to working with you. I have my PhD in Counseling Studies and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with relational conflicts, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, and more. As a therapist, I am open and supportive in my approach with my clients with the goal of empowering them to function at their optimal potential. I encourage those that I work with to achieve a higher level of self-awareness, self-acceptance and the courage to face their struggles.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
FL LMFT MT2572
I've been with her for a year and I appreciate all that she has done. I know I can depend on her professional guidance and confidentiality. <3
Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Quality individual! Compassionate Doctor! Highly recommended
Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Yelvington was a joy to work with! She was very warm and friendly, and really helped me to see things in a logical and real way. She gave me worksheets and exercises that really helped me stay focused on improving towards my goal. In turn, I made much progress, even though our sessions were only once a week. I will always remember her kind words and the help she gave me so I can get better. Thank you Dr. Yelvington!
Written on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month
Dr. Yelvinton has been extremely caring and helpful. She has reached out on a weekend which is above and beyond to me. She offers many references for me per my request. She shows a genuine concern for helping me.
Written on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Dr. Yelvington has made my healing experience feel possible, when just a few weeks back it felt impossible. She has a way with integrating the strength that is within you, but has maybe strayed due to life's difficulties feel like it can come back again and make a home again inside you. She is wonderful and is a lot of the reason why I feel so much better today than I did just a few weeks back.
Written on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes