I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist on The Big Island in the State of Hawaii (LMFT). I have been working in Intensive In Home Services with youths and their families for over 6 years. Before that I was working in adult mental health utilizing therapy and case management cohesively.
I draw eclectically from the theories focusing mostly on Solution Focused, Structural, Narrative and Collaborative. I believe we all have narratives we would like to change or adjust, it is at times challenging to find the best way to navigate in this direction. Our intentions are honest and genuine, and that is where it all begins to set this in motion. Person Centered is another familiar approach I utilize as I meet my clients where they are currently and serve as a catalyst for their personal change in their journey. I also utilize shadow work and inner child work into therapy sessions.
I have a Bachelors in Psychology from UH Hilo.
I have a Masters in Family Therapy from Argosy University.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
I have also been involved in various practicum and clinical training opportunities including grief/loss, Internal Family Systems training, Cognitive Behavioral Work, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Sand Tray therapy.
I believe that we need to feel heard, to feel safe, and to be provided a space to tell our story. As reaching out for support can be scary and intimidating. I am here to hold space for you and to allow for the change to root, intention to be heard and for your journey to change.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Thank you for making my first ever therapy session so pleasant. Yvette not only helped solve my issue but she guided me with the utmost professionalism. I am so appreciative
Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
I absolutely adore Yvette. She is such a great listener, gives the best advice, really brings me down to a place of calm and acceptance, and I leave every single session with her feeling better than when I started it.
Written on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Yvette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, grief, and coping with life changes
I am so pleased with how quick and easy the process was!!! Self-help never felt so stress free and easy.
Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd
I truly feel that Yvette listens to me and gives me different empowering activities that help me help myself when I am outside of sessions. I’m already feeling so comfortable with her, and I hope she knows how helpful she has been for me in such a short time. I feel heard and I can also feel her empathy even though we are not able to meet in person at this time ❤️ thanks Yvette for everything that you do!
Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Yvette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem
Every meeting and talk has been amazing. Easy to talk to and full of care:
Written on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Yvette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd