I was a hairdresser in Atlanta for 20 years listening to client’s problems while working to make their outside beautiful. I often wondered how I could help with their inner self/beauty. Then my daughter started college and she talked me into going with her. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mercer University in 1997. A few years later I finished my Masters of Arts in Psychology from Argosy University, and then completed my Ph.D. from Northcentral in 2011.
I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in Atlanta Georgia. I worked in a private hospital for addiction and psych patients for almost 25 years. I also worked in private practice two days a week; 10 of those years. I recently retired. Presently I work on Thursdays at Georgia Recovery Centers with mandated clients who are felons. I use CBT, DBT, Client Centered, Mindfulness and Positive Therapy in an eclectic approach to therapy. I am a warm and supportive therapist but will help you tackle your struggles head on with a certain amount of tenacity. Together we will prioritize, establishing goals and the steps it will take to get through those struggles. We will work as a team to help you find a place of inner peace, contentment and accomplishment while moving forward; that you so truly deserve. I am looking forward to our journeys together!
Jessie Yearta LPC, Ph.D.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC005242
I’ve only had a couple sessions but I feel like she has been very supportive and listens well!
Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Jessie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
She always listens and gives me advice I need and not necessarily what I want to hear
Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Jessie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
She is all good.
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Jessie for 1 year on issues concerning addictions, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr. Yearta has been a huge help so far. I’m only about 3 weeks into therapy with her, but she’s made it so easy and comfortable. Dealing with heavy anxiety and panic-related issues, she challenges me and helps me set goals to get better over time.
Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Jessie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Responds when I send messages, very thoughtful and kind. Does not invalidate my feelings. Focuses on my strengths.
Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Jessie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have only had one video session, but she has been timely in responses to me. I feel better since signing up with BetterHelp and looking forward to working with Dr. Yuerta.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Jessie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd