I believe that all individuals possess the ability to bring about the change they desire. Together, through therapeutic exploration, we will explore new and productive ways to help you develop coping and communication skills to attain your life goals.
I strongly believe that early intervention in the lives of our children and teens can change their trajectory in life. I began my career as a school counselor and am deeply moved by the struggles our children and teens are facing. As parents it can be difficult to seek help, but in my experience it impacts children in remarkable ways when their parents acknowledge their struggles and pain. We all want to be heard and understood. Let me support your child or teen in a non-judgmental and loving environment.
I prioritize work with Queer-identifying and gender-diverse adults and teens who are looking for a safe and affirming clinician to provide support as they work toward achieving their personal emotional health goals. I am also invested in helping women, postpartum and pregnant persons regardless of gender identity, persons who have diverse expressions of love, survivors of intimate partner violence, and persons in recovery from substance use.
Delivering counseling services to families, couples and individuals for 22 years. Using creative techniques to meet the needs of each individual, family, or couple. Learning from each person I meet and the growth and experience I gain from them. The satisfaction I get from seeing these individuals as they accomplish their goals and become self reliant as well as how much they care for themselves beyond the therapeutic relationship is what I enjoy most.
Do you wish you could better manage your stress levels? Do you wonder why life always seems to give you more than you can handle? Do you feel like you are never happy with what you have? Do you want to learn to live life on life's terms? I want to help you get the most out of life by helping you create the changes you want. I can help you look at different areas of your life and identify what you may want to address to meet these goals. I want to help you move forward in life as a strong, confident, and resilient person. I can work with you to manage your addictions or life challenges.
I’m Charla Cannon Yearwood (she/ her), a licensed clinical social worker. I’m all about liberation, social justice, and community. I believe that we are all connected in community. Meaning, my healing is tied to your healing. You can expect to be heard, understood, and valued. The goal is to create a space where you can bring your whole self and practice vulnerability, while also being challenged to try something new.
ONLY TAKING NEW TESTING CLIENTS : I provide an array of services to my clients including individual therapy and psychological testing (cognitive and personality testing). I DO NOT do neuropsychological or learning disability testing. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families who are struggling with a variety of issues from anxiety, depression, ADHD, school problems including learning differences, life transitions including divorce, blended families, mood dysregulation problems, major mental illness including psychotic disorders and personality disorders.
At some point, most of us come to a point in our lives where we feel stuck. You might be at this point right now. You've tried everything you can think of to shift things, but nothing seems to be working. The gap between where you want to be and where you actually are can cause great pain. I help people Get Unstuck, Live Better and Move Forward. I do this through various experiential therapies that utilize EMDR, Creativity and Movement. Check out my welcome video on our website www.yellowkeycollab.com to see if I might be a good fit for you.
I have 37 years of experience and am skilled in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, history of trauma, Bipolar and Dissociative Identity Disorders. I am also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. I am open to see patients from ages 15-80, individual and couples counseling.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, inhibited by fear, or consumed with self-criticism? Are past experiences making it difficult to find happiness and genuine connection with others in the present? Or maybe what brings you to this site is a concern with your child’s functioning, and his/her ability to manage emotions and behaviors in a manner that is healthy and adaptive. If you find yourself nodding along, you’re in the right place. There is much value to be gained in taking the time to invest in oneself. YOU, are worth it!
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages in a setting that allows me to empower others to live more fulfilling lives. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy in a private practice setting in both Howard County and Grant County. I offer later appointments and flexible schedules. I have experience in multiple areas including grief/loss, anxiety disorders, depression, sexual abuse, spirituality, and women's issues. I also have experience working with families/children which include school difficulties, adoption, divorce, and sibling conflicts. I enjoy working with those facing issues surrounding the teen years and early adulthood as well.
Are you struggling to embrace why you were created? Are you needing to be empowered to experience freedom from addiction, pain, abuse, and trauma? My experience has primarily centered around males, from childhood up through adulthood, who have dealt with depression and anxiety, traumatic relationships, crisis interventions, and various forms of addiction.
Finding the right therapist for your needs can be a daunting task. So often, it is a trial and error process. It is important that the client resonate with the therapist in several ways. The therapist needs to be a good listener, be compassionate and understanding, be strengths focused and practical, and also non-judgmental and perceptive. Combining these attributes with appropriate skill sets and treatment plans will help to ensure success for the client.
I am a committed and highly dedicated Mental Health Therapist with extensive experience in counseling people from diverse backgrounds. I possess an outgoing personality with great rapport-building skills. I love working with children, teens, families and couples. I believe everyone should have a safe place to cultivate healing as one works through life's difficulties. I have worked in many different levels of care. Many of my clients are seeking help with problems such as depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, grief and loss, stage of life changes, personality disorders, mood disorders, low self-esteem, family conflict and trauma.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families coping with mood disorders, trauma/abuse histories, anxiety, self-esteem/identity issues, grief/loss, relationship problems, or general change and emotional flexibility concerns. I thrive in work with all types of individuals, but especially with those often ‘othered’ by society, such as people with multiple mental health comorbidities, those living with HIV, members of the LGBTQA community, the neurodivergent, people with disabilities, etc. I advocate for self-acceptance and the deconstruction of shame, and additionally enjoy work with non-binary/transgender populations.
Asking for help is not an easy task, but it is one that shows great strength and courage. It is not the easiest thing in the world to ask someone for help with relationships, parenting, family issues, or self-discovery. Truth is, we can all use a little help navigating this thing called life and it can be an easier process with someone by your side.