About Me

Welcome! My name is Yvette Medina and I am a bicultural Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois with a sense of humor and a love for helping people. I have over 15 years experience working in the mental health field. I am so happy that you are taking the first step in taking care of yourself. I applaud you as you enter this journey. I understand that it is not always easy meeting with a stranger and sharing your fears and vulnerabilities, however, after a few minutes of introductions and exchanged pleasantries we will no longer be strangers. Allow me to help you onto your journey as you discover your inner strength. I will be your biggest advocate, and your support, we will laugh and celebrate accomplishments that you will make in our sessions together, from the biggest to the smallest. I believe in meeting you where you are at while providing you a safe space.

I currently work for a non for profit agency with the focus of addiction treatment, anger management, homelessness, family reunification, and mental health issues. My areas of expertise are major depressive disorder, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, and complex trauma/abuse, prenatal and postpartum depression. I also have experience working with individuals that suffer from anxiety, intellectual/developmental disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders, and immigration/acculturation issues. I am also a proud advocate of individuals from the LGBTQ community.

As a Latinex/bicultural counselor I am able to relate with you through many shared experiences. I am well versed in various theoretical orientations, such as, person-centered, motivational interviewing, brief solution-focused counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy and life coach techniques. In addition, I can apply more classical approaches to counseling and adapt to your current needs. I look forward to meeting with you and assisting you to reach your true potential.

My hobbies are reading, traveling, knitting, baking (eating bake goods), photography (I will send an occasional picture when its relatable and appropriate,) painting, and watching soap operas (novelas). Self care is important for you and I. I will remind you to engage regularly in self care for positive mental health purposes as this will be included as part of your goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish

American Sign Language


Licensing

IL LCPC 180.013630


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Yvette Medina. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.I. on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

It’s been a few weeks receiving sessions from Yvette, and very pleased with the progress so far. She listens and creates an environment where I can feel comfortable talking about myself. Also the feedback and tools
I could use during the week for my own growth has been very helpful. Highly recommended!

Written by J.A. on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Yvette is amazing

Written by J.A. on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very empathic and real. She understands my struggles because she has been there. She is professional but not detached. I feel heard.

Written by T.O. on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Yvette is very professional and listens to my concerns. Not judgmental and can relate with my story

Written by E.L. on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

My first ever therapist and I can’t imagine going to anyone else. She has helped me a lot.

Written by R.A. on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and adhd

Yvette is so personable, empathetic, and attentive. I immediately felt a connection with her and she’s great at offering support and insight. Highly recommend!

Written by M.A. on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

She is a great listener and has wonderful advice and ideas for me to better myself.

Written by B.R. on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I really enjoy my sessions with Yvette. I am new to therapy, and I feel comfortable to share my thoughts and feelings during our sessions. She is very relatable and feel like I am on the road to healing my issues.

Written by L.I. on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Yvette is truly spectacular. She is kind-hearted, and really makes me feel heard in our sessions. She’s also funny and extremely easy to talk to. I’ve had many therapists over the years and I can honestly say that she’s the best I’ve ever had. Thanks for everything so far, Yvette!

Written by V.A. on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Yvette has been helpful, kind, and patient. It's early days yet, but I look forward to their help going forwards.

Written by E.L. on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Yvette is very kind and listens, my first therapist and wouldn't go to anyone else

Written by J.U. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 1 week on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

This has been such an amazing therapist for any related issues with work, family, personal, and speaks really good Spanish. If you need someone to ask for advise, go for this one

Written by M.I. on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Fantastic . Gives an honest assessment and honest opinions. Very much enjoy my time with Dr. Medina

Written by M.I. on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is warm and utterly genuine and wants to help support the journey I'm in without judgement. I would recommend her as a great therapist :) Thank you again Yvette.

Written by K.E. on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great match. Lovely human being. Enjoy speaking with her.

Written by A.K. on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is really good.

Written by K.E. on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Divine connection. The first session was effortless, we dived right in and she is so understanding. I felt lighter after just one session. I even got a book recommendation. Our conversation was expansive and I know we will continue to dive deeper.

Written by D.J. on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

love her

Written by D.A. on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Yvette has been tremendously helpful! She listens, provides excellent tools and counsel, and is a great communicator. She follows up regularly to confirm our appointments and to check in on my progress.

Written by A.M. on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Yvette is so caring, genuine, offers such a safe and healing space, a gorgeous listener and is so incredibly intuitive. I could not have dreamt of a better therapist! Already feeling shifts after two sessions, really grateful for Yvette

Written by S.Y. on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is the best therapist I have ever come across. She is so full of love and compassion for her clients. 10/10

Written by S.U. on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Yvette is kind and patient. She is able to offer a variety of ways to communicate as work through target issues (reasons for sessions). She responds quickly to messages and has a variety of office hours.

Written by C.A. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She truly cares and she makes me feel so heard! And she’s so much fun to talk to.

Written by J.E. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Getting Dr.Yvette's help has been thr best thing I have done got myself in many years, I have progressively finished each session with her feeling better than the previous one. I went from a place where even being consistent with having meals was a problem, to being able to pick myself up, secure a new job abroad and also relocate. I would not have been able to accomplish all these things had it not been for her help. Thank you!

Written by N.A. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Yvette is absolutely amazing! I'm able to express my concerns and she's concerned about my well being. I am extremely grateful for her!

Written by E.M. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I was hesitating to try therapy for a long time, but so glad I finally took the next step. I had my first session with Yvette, and she was great and super relatable for me. Helped my feelings and issues feel validated. I highly recommend Yvette.

Written by A.N. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love her. She's so empathetic and solves the problems from the core. She helped me find what was happening with myself and discover myself. She's amazing!

Written by N.I. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

The sweetest therapist. I feel like I'm talking to a friend while receiving help and opening up about myself.

Written by E.M. on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Yvette is kind, easy to talk to and relatable. I look forward to our sessions and thrive off her feedback.

Written by M.A. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse

She’s great!

Written by A.S. on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Yvette for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

This being of light is exactly who I needed to find. Its early on but I can already see how far the space she holds invites healing. I 200% recommend connecting with Yvette.

Written by D.A. on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Yvette is amazing! She is so supportive and after my sessions I always feel better.

Written by E.L. on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Yvette is the most supportive person I met

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