I am a knowledgeable therapist - Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, who takes a non-judgmental, open-minded, practical approach, with an understanding that we are all different. Utilizing this approach, along with evidenced-based practices, I educate, encourage and empower clients to increase growth and healing.
I have first-hand experience with the military culture. I am a veteran and I was a military spouse. I understand the challenges that the military can bring - from military trauma, separation due to deployment, to combat-related stress.
I am currently independently licensed in Washington state and Kentucky, specializing in addictions, primarily substance use. I am experienced working with individuals who struggle with mental health disorders - depression, anxiety, trauma and issues coping with daily life stresses. I am no stranger to teens and young adults as I have worked in a youth group home setting.
I look forward to working with you towards wellness and wholeness!!!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
UT LCMHC 13668435-6004
WA LMHC LH61257163
KY LPCC 260907
VT LMHC 068.0134879TELE
I knew I was ready for change and growth when I started therapy. I knew some things would be hard and some things I may not want to do. Yvette meets me where I am and is always empathetic, but gentle when trying to get me to change my habits. I have had multiple “ah ha” moments since beginning therapy. I’m so happy I decided to try it. Grateful to have Yvette in my corner to cheer me on when needed, but also to hold up the mirror when needed.
Written on Nov 04, 2023 after therapy with Yvette for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and career difficulties
Hands down she’s the best. She doesn’t hold back what you need to hear the good and bad. She actually listens to you and then send the feedback your way. I really appreciate her so much
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Yvette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Yvette has helped me clear the unbearable fog of too many thoughts in front of me. Through our conversations, I am guided to more suitable directions in which to focus my thinking on.
Written on Sep 03, 2023 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Yvette is a gifted therapist! She is so dedicated to my healing, growth and strength building. She is honest and direct, and also empathic and compassionate.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Yvette is amazing! She says the things I need to hear and think about..and in a way that makes me feel comfortable and as if she’s a been trusted friend that I’ve had for many years. She’s kind, straightforward & very much appreciated.
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, adhd, and parenting issues
Yvette is kind, smart and empathetic, but once she understands what's going on she doesn't shy away on calling you out or being more direct on what needs to happen. I enjoy a more active involvement by a therapist as it pushes me gets me out of my head. Thanks for all that you do Yvette!
Written on Jun 24, 2023 after therapy with Yvette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management