Hello! My name is Ebony Yelder and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing counseling and psychiatric services. I have worked in a variety of settings to include, behavioral health hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, in home counseling, as well as for the Department of Defense providing counseling services for our military and their families. I am passionate about helping individuals cope with daily life challenges as well as more complex mental health concerns.
I received my Bachelor’s in psychology from Penn State University and my Master’s in psychology from Argosy University. My passion for helping people was born out of working as a case worker in New York City for foster children early in my career.
My therapeutic approach incorporates Client Centered, Positive Psychology and Solution Focused modalities. I believe that the single most important factor in being able to effectively support a client seeking treatment is by first establishing a strong and quality rapport. Reaching out for help can so often be scary as well as an anxiety producing. Therefore, I make sure to provide a safe space for my clients to feel comfortable addressing the issues that are important to them by instilling confidence that there will always be unconditional positive regard. Together we can take this journey and collaborate on ways to help you achieve your goals and optimal emotional health!
Congratulations on taking such a big step to reach out for help and support! Well done!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LA LPC 8837
NJ LPC 37PC00831600
GA LPC LPC003704
My experience working with Ebony has been excellent. She has been deeply supportive, compassionate, and easy to talk to on a range of topics that have been hard for me to feel comfortable exploring with others. Working with Ebony has helped me see therapy in a different way than I had before. Rather than dwelling in what is broken or needs to be fixed, she helps me stay focused on the goals I want to achieve, and reframe the work I'm doing in an empowering, positive perspective. I didn't know therapy could be like this, and I love it!
Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Ebony for 4 months
I would very much recommend Ebony!
Written on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Ebony for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Ebony was so kind and understanding. While our schedules just didn't match up, she truly tried to make something work before I found somebody else. I would definitely recommend her services.
Written on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Ebony for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She's a great listener and doesn't mind breaking down each issue you have while offering a solution. Personally she helped me realize that I shouldn't be so harsh on myself, and through very simple things and methods I had to come to accept to be gentle with myself and applaud myself for my small and large goals more often. Ebony's very understanding and I couldn't imagine talking to another therapist
Written on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Ebony for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
An excellent counselor! I was so thankful to have the option to be connected with a POC, similar to myself, as I’ve struggled to find that in traditional therapy. We clicked so well from the beginning and she really understood what I needed from therapy. Ebony created such a supportive, open space for me to express myself. I would absolutely recommend her and the BetterHelp platform.
Written on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Ebony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and adhd