โ€œMy goal is help people find balance, understanding, and growth as they walk on their journey toward healing, and to help our participants connect to the power and the messages of the universe.โ€

Yvette views the therapeutic relationship as a partnership, working together to process unresolved issues, regain confidence, and rediscover inner strength. Ultimately, through newfound strength and skills, you are empowered to positively overcome obstacles and transform your life.

On this path, Yvette uses a variety of modalities, including: trauma-focused therapy, child-parent psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, and expressive arts.

She works with people across the lifespan who have experienced or witnessed trauma, community violence, childhood trauma, racial or multicultural identity issues, interpersonal conflict, life transitions, grief and loss, and anxiety. She has extensive experience working with caregivers and their children (birth-five years of age) who have experienced trauma. 

In addition, she helps those who have experienced the sense of grief and loss connected to the death or loss of a pet or animal companion. Animal companions become very much a part of our family. She helps people process that loss in a nonjudgmental and supportive manner.

Yvetteโ€™s Education and Experience

  • Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish-speaking Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago 
  • Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.