I believe we all have unique strengths that can help us navigate life’s challenges. Seeking out support through counseling is one way to re-discover and to cultivate those strengths. I am lucky enough to work with adolescents, adults, and their families to assist them through life’s ups and downs. I am LGBTQ+ allied and affirming and I utilize a multicultural approach when working with clients. I welcome you to come as you are— I will meet you wherever you are at.
My great joy is to facilitate healing in body, mind and spirit. I use a varied approach to suit your needs and circumstances. Difficult life events such as a relationship breakup, divorce, addictions and depression demand learning new coping skills. Releasing stress, creating safety within and with others are the first tasks in the therapeutic alliance. Understanding your world is my focus. We work to transform your life stressors into growth opportunities, a challenge I meet willingly. With trust, everything is achievable.
Your life doesn't have to be this hard. You can go from feeling worthless and unlovable to knowing you're enough and loving yourself. If you are tired of beating yourself up & feeling feel stupid, worthless, unlovable, and broken, there is hope for a happier and healthier life. Exhausted, stressed out, & feeling like you're the only person in your life who isn't happy and doesn't have it all together, doesn't have to be your normal. You don't have to keep plugging away, day after day, sleepless night after sleepless night.
Are you ready to do the deep interpersonal work and get beneath the symptoms? Let's work at the root of the issue so you can live a life abundant with love, laughter and realized potential. If you consider yourself a people-pleaser, perfectionist, creative, caregiver, High Performance Athlete or part of the Queer community, then chances are we're an excellent match. It's about time you lived your fullest life!
I provide an honest, casual approach that uses science, compassion, and intuition along with an active, participatory style; my goal is for our work to feel like a 2-way conversation, not a lecture. Regarding treatment modality, I come from a mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral approach. This means that I teach mindfulness as a way to discover efficient solutions. While expertise in the treatment modality used is important, the modality itself is secondary in importance to your trust in me. To this end, I listen to more than just your circumstances; I get to know you and adapt to your unique personality.
Are you looking for a space to talk freely about yourself and/or your relationship(s) without being judged? Are you at a place in your life where you need a change within yourself or your relationship? Life at times may be painful, but you needn’t suffer or “feel stuck.” There is a way to live life to the fullest, without being attached to emotions. Therapy is about tapping into your inner strength, utilizing your insight, trusting your intuition, and expanding your vision.
Pain exists to make us pay attention. Trying desperately not to hurt, we compromise our integrity, our hearts and our sense of self, on some misguided mission to be invulnerable, to please, to care-take, or just to belong...Somewhere along the way, our vision of ourselves loses focus. Therapy can help create a new template for living. Research shows us that the brain can actually re-wire itself in the context of a secure relationship, developing new capacities for self-soothing, obtaining perspective, and being intimate. I believe that all suffering bears embedded gifts, if we look hard enough.
Dr. Yorke has a diverse practice. He enjoys working with parents, children, and adolescents. Dr. Yorke began working as a therapist in 1982 and in 1989 he received his Ph.D. from St. John's university. Dr. Yorke is a Licensed Psychologist and has a Diplomate in Child Psychology, American Board of Psychological Specialties. He has taught numerous workshops to parents and professionals on Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Autism Spectrum, and engaging difficult clients in treatment.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT, LPC
Seeking support can be a challenging first step. My goal is to help ease you into experiencing the benefits of counseling; whether this is your first time ever attempting counseling or you find yourself in a time where a little helpful support could be just what you need. I provide a welcoming, nonjudgmental space where anyone can come and discover that relief is not far away. Counseling is instrumental in helping someone realize that they are not alone in their challenges. Together, I hope you will find that you do not have to carry your burdens alone.
We were made to THRIVE! So why do we get stuck and how do we move towards a more fulfilling life? That's my focus and why I can help you move forward. Do you drink too much, eat too much, buy too much or worry all the time? It's exhausting, I get it, but there are different choices to make once we discover we can make them. We are doing the best we can with what we know and what we've learned yet when we do life differently it gives us a chance to flourish.
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed about your relationship with your partner? Are you & your partner experiencing more frustration and conflict? Are you as a couple or as parents stressed out and needing support to help navigate this new normal? It makes sense that partners are in need of resources during these difficult times. Talking to someone to find hope and to feel more grounded can help. I specialize in treating relationships. I guide couples in managing everyday challenges as well as major changes in their life by providing skills and support to strengthen and restore relationships.
Accepting New Clients — Whether you are going through a difficult time or looking for some support, I am here to help you develop the necessary insights and tools you need to achieve clarity and healing. As a licensed psychotherapist, I believe that we can all benefit from learning more about ourselves in a safe, compassionate and collaborative environment. In our sessions, I will focus not only on investigating the root of your struggles, but also understand how they are impacting you today, and look at what changes can be made to help you live a healthy, productive and harmonious life.
Are you conflicted, unhappy, in crisis, in transition, struggling with mental health symptoms, or just feeling that something is off? Are you struggling with consistent conflict or miscommunication in your relationships and ready to do something different? Change isn’t easy and sometimes even scary. I offer non-judgmental support around the challenges and stressors you’re dealing with.
I am an Honors graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with over 30 years experience helping people overcome anxiety & depression, resolve conflicts, deal with past hurts & traumas, improve communication and self esteem, and increase the quality of their relationships, as well as their work or school performance, in order that they may lead happier and more fulfilling lives. I also recently completed training to become a state-licensed, Clinical Social Work Supervisor for newly-graduated clinicians-in-training.
I aim to provide a warm, judgment-free space that encourages people to achieve the growth and change they want in their lives. I specialize in relationship health, but also work with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, and identity issues. Working together, we will continually center therapy to meet you where you need.
Life might have thrown you a new curveball that has gotten you off balance. OR nothing big has happened, but feelings of being stuck have emerged from somewhere. Psychotherapy offers you a safe place to make changes to old patterns that hold you back. I can help you navigate the uncharted path & assist in developing the insights & skills you need to thrive in life. Therapy works best when we collaborate toward created goals in a respectful & affirming setting. Our work involves identifying & working through unhealthy relationship patterns, helping to change the way you think to improve the way you feel, in order to live your life.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, NCC
You already have the tools you need to lead the life you want. I’m here to provide you with a safe and comfortable space to feel your emotions without fear of judgement, so that you can freely use those tools. I will sit with you, support you, and, if needed, guide you, but you are in the driver’s seat of your life and in our sessions. A combination of compassion, curiosity, creativity and humor guides my work with my clients. Therapy is a collaborative process, which means we will work together to decide what would be the most effective way to achieve your goals for therapy.
Whether you are experiencing relationship distress, life transitions, difficult circumstances and emotions, or major trauma I see the process of therapy as a way to gain support, insight, and ultimately healing in your journey. My goal is to help you to explore your unique story, bringing awareness and a deeper understanding of yourself and situations.
We live in an extraordinary time now due to the coronavirus. Do you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, or lonely? Maybe you face issues of love and relationship, career and money, health and happiness, or bereavement and loss. Perhaps you are simply sick of repeating the same self-defeating patterns. Whatever the case, we can figure it out together. I will guide you in the journey of self-inquiry that will lead to creating something beautiful and extraordinary in your life no matter the circumstance. Life will take on new meaning and purpose as you begin to explore and discover and love who you are.
Deciding to take that first step to better yourself and change your life is tough when you are afraid the person you have chosen to help you just may not be able to or even understand your needs. As your therapist, I recognize wholeheartedly how important that first step is. Together, one of our focuses initially is building confidence, comfort, and rapport with each other, so that as we walk together through your issues, you can feel good about doing so. We will develop a plan of care specifically for your individual needs rather using than one specific method based on “identifying markers".
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Westlake Hills, Austin are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Westlake Hills, Austin then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Westlake Hills, Austin, or Child Psychologists in Westlake Hills, Austin.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Westlake Hills, Austin specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.