I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Master Certified Addictions Professional and Life Coach working in the state of Florida. I have 13 years experience working as an Addictions Counselor and 12 years experience working as a Mental health Counselor and Life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, substance dependancy, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse including survivors of human tracficking.
My counseling style is warm, welcoming and interactive. Acknowledging that everyone is a unique being, I take an Integrative apprach to therapy. Integrative Therapy is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client. Integrative Therapy is holistic in nature, and takes into consideration the clients' affective, behavioral, cognitive and physiological level of functioning, as well as spiritual dimention of life. I use my professional judgement to decide which approach to therapy bests fits your needs in that moment. I may use different approaches consecutively through the various stages of the therapeutic process or a single combination of therapy throughout the therapeutic process.
You have taken a big step towards improving the quallity of your life experience by seeking out a therapist to work with you and to support you on your journey. Congratulations! I am here to support and empower you. Let's connect and start your shift.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH-13151 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Yolande helped me so much in a matter of a few weeks with her active listening, direct approach and feedback. The tools and worksheets she gave me to use and work through were very helpful in various issues I am working through. Yolande is a kind and compassionate therapist and I highly recommend her.
Working with Yolanda has been absolutely transformative. Her metaphors and tools helped me understand the obstacles in my life and how to lead with love in my own home. As I go into my sixth week and there's a lot more to unpack - I'm ready to share more with her because she makes me feel safe. I'm incredibly grateful for a intuitive and genuine therapist like Yolanda.
Yolanda is the best balance of amazing listener with being a skilled counsellor. She let's the sessions be client led, but she also isn't afraid to kindly direct or empower. She always gives constructive feedback. Sometimes it has to be tough love, but always done with kindness, respect and, above all else, wisdom. Each session i've left with a sense of direction and purpose as well as further resources to develop myself.
I couldn't recommend any other coach/counselor over her. She is unrivaled.
Yolanda is poignant, sharp, and observant while being so humble, concise, and wise. She'll say two sentences that will floor me for days. I couldn't have asked for a better counsellor. She's fantastic.
I've found my experience so far with Yolanda to be very helpful. She had a great way of wording things that is very supportive and makes me think of things from a more positive point of view. The worksheets I've been given so far have been great. I'm really excited to have Yolanda as my therapist - I'm looking forward to working toward the goals I've set with her.