Yvonne Edwards

LCSW

About Me

Hi there! My name is Yvonne. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Illinois with over 10 years experience. My experience ranges from working in mental/behavioral health inpatient units and centers, medical units, outpatient clinics, community settings, and settings addressing the needs of veterans. My education and diverse experience has allowed me to gain knowledge of working with those facing depression, anxiety, grief, anger, stress, relationship issues, family issues, substance use, homelessness, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

I believe in the philosophy of “meeting you where you are” which will allow us the ability to create a treatment plan that meets your unique and specific needs. My therapeutic style combines cognitive- behavioral, cognitive-processing, and strength based perspective that aids in creating an atmosphere where you will feel comfortable with sharing your thoughts and feelings freely as well as encourage growth and the ability to embrace change. I understand the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship that is genuine and creates a level of trust.

It takes courage to take the first step in making changes in your life and I applaud you for taking that step. If you are ready to continue taking the steps towards a happier and more fulfilling life, than I am here to empower you and support you along this journey.

I am looking forward to working with you!

Taking the step



Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Grief , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Multicultural Concerns , Self-Love , Women's Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.020504 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Yvonne Edwards. 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 K.A. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Yvonne for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Yvonne is a wonderful counsellor and person. She is caring, thoughtful and objective too.

Written by S.I. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Yvonne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Yvonne is wonderful to talk to! She’s understanding, kind, realistic and supportive all while giving practical advice and homework, for lack of a better word, based on my comfort level. I look forward to our sessions because I always feel like I can take on the world when we’re done. She’s also quick to respond if there’s an unexpected event that needs some guidance to get through. I’m very grateful for her insights and anecdotes. I can’t recommend her enough!

Work with me!