Are you having a challenging time in your relationships, either personal or professional?
As a couple, would you like to optimize your combined strengths?
Have you been hurt by a loved one or close friend?
Looking for assistance with life's challenges?
Unsure about the path you should take?
Allow me to assist you with your relational, behavioral, and emotional needs. Hello, I am Yolanda Pender, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, and a National Certified Counselor. I have over 17 years of progressive counseling experience in working with both civilian and military individual and couples counseling, marriage mentoring, family counseling, social services, trauma/grief, and personal development.
While we cannot change the past, let me assist you with understanding and finding an agreeable resolution to the challenges the past and not so distant concerns for the future, presents in your current situation. I believe in extending compassion and understanding to every client and all are treated with honesty, dignity, and respect.
My counseling style is an interactive and collaborative approach and developed to meet the unique needs of each individual client's needs. I operate from a humanistic approach, utilizing Cognitive, Interpersonal, Psycho-dynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, in addition to others as needed. Understanding that we are all unique, my goal is to assist you with finding the therapeutic technique most beneficial to your success.
Thank you for considering me as a partner in your journey. Together we are sure to find a way forward for the challenges that are pressing you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Military and Veterans Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 65470
I am so thankful to have discovered Yolanda through BetterHelp. Her encouragement and wisdom have changed my life for the better. I continue to learn and grow with each session, becoming a stronger, healthier version of me. She has a way of cheering you on, making you laugh and guiding you to self-discovery and hard truths. The work is deep, but I always feel safe and supported, which facilitates growth. I am so thankful to share this difficult journey with her.
Written on Dec 27, 2023 after therapy with Yolanda for 5 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
I am so grateful for Yolanda and the way she has approached my struggles with me and helped me grow in so many ways! I loved getting to start my weeks with her, she was always so gentle and encouraging to me and would start sessions by asking me about my week so she knew where to go from there, which was super helpful so that she would always speak to my current and most relevant struggles, even if they were things of the past she did so much to help me move forward and learn and grow!
Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Yolanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I am really enjoying my sessions with Yolanda. She has provided me with some great information and insight on my current issues. I trust her expertise.
Written on Mar 21, 2021 after therapy with Yolanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Yolanda is an awesome councilor. She is straight forward and very understanding of any issue I bring up. She has a lot of life experience that she is able to bring to sessions that help her relate to any day to day issue I may have.
Written on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Yolanda for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Yolanda is amazing and exactly the type of counselor I need. It is very easy to talk to her and she is always encouraging. She has helped me discover that I am stronger than I realized.
Written on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with Yolanda for 8 months on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
This is the perfect counseling method for me with my crazy lifestyle.
Written on Sep 16, 2020 after therapy with Yolanda for 2 years and 5 months