Teresa Yunker

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA

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Teresa Yunker, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sierra Madre
(626) 935-9974 Website

Teresa Yunker

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA


Location

37 Auburn Avenue
Suite 1A
Sierra Madre, California 91024
(626) 935-9974

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I believe in therapeutic conversation; I am not the 'expert' on your life; you are that expert. My expertise lies in facilitating dialogue that looks at the obstacles currently blocking your preferred vision for your current and future self. My ultimate quarry is change: not just the hoped for differences you may want from your partner, your job, your family, but the changes from within that you must incorporate. The old adage really is true: you can only change yourself. Truly effective therapy happens when you are honestly ready to tackle the person in the mirror.

I am interested in your core beliefs, perception, and behavior. We focus on action towards positive changes. I use several therapeutic strategies as therapy definitely is not a one-size-fits-all. Different modalities target specific issues; it depends completely on you, what you are working on, and what you hope to achieve.

I am a published writer and have taught college-level writing for years. Consequently, I pay close attention to your 'story': how you choose to tell it; what you emphasize; what you undervalue (often strengths and resources); subtle shadings between what's stated; your body language. Therapy depends upon communication.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • School: Phillips Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License and State: 42622 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Shield
  • CCN
  • CDPHP
  • CHIPA
  • ComPsych
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MHN
  • MultiPlan
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

37 Auburn Avenue
Suite 1A
Sierra Madre, California 91024
(626) 935-9974

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Teresa Yunker, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sierra Madre

Teresa Yunker

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA