I believe that everyone should have opportunities to become the finest version of themselves, but transformation is never a simple process. If you’re feeling stuck, then perhaps it’s time to turn problems into actions and begin to work toward a preferred reality. Imagine life without the current struggles keeping you from who and how you want to be—maybe having great relationships, making thoughtful choices, and finding meaning in your everyday living. I am committed to helping you reimagine your story and achieve your goals.
Yale Teen POWER is a research clinic that does treatment studies to develop and test new behavioral therapies. We work with teens (11-17 years old) who have concerns about eating and weight, such as those who are engaging in binge eating and those who have been bullied because of weight.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS, HS-BCP, BC-TMH
I work with individuals who may be feeling “stuck”, but are ambitious, proactive, and motivated to make changes in their lives so they are living life joyfully and at peace. I provide a safe and supportive environment to help you gain the clarity you need to understand how your past may have contributed to current challenges, behaviors, emotions, beliefs, relationships; and also shaped you into the unique person you are today. Insight is the first step in empowering you with the skills to make necessary changes to improve your health and how you live your life. It is about showing up for yourself.
I provide a nonjudgmental and compassionate atmosphere, in which you can safely explore and work feelings, thoughts, images, and beliefs that maybe keeping you from moving forward in life. I believe that for therapy to be effective, both you and I must be actively involved in developing treatment goals and assessing progress. Efforts to change self-perception, emotions and behaviors require work both in session and out of session. Therapy is a process in which you, the client gain insight, and tools that will facilitate continued growth and development after the counseling has ended.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy for adults and adolescents. I am first and foremost a client-centered therapist. This means that, no matter who you are and no matter what you seek help with, my goal is to engage you with empathy, warmth, and understanding. I do not believe in one-size-fits-all therapy, and integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches into my work with clients. Three themes I often emphasize are interpersonal relationships, identity, and family dynamics.
In a world of so much uncertainty, challenges, and confusion it is easy to develop ways of dealing with life that lead to unwanted destinations. However, there is bravery in seeking a new path and asking for help from a professional to do so. Allow Yarbrough and Associates to be a guide on your journey to Healing Forward. Healing Forward suggests a state of not only returning to your status quo but beginning to execute a path to lifelong wellness and resilience.
I have been an LCSW for over 25 years and genuinely love connecting with people to develop skills that find greater stability, serenity and internal strength. I enjoy emphasizing strengths and resilience, while working to understand larger patterns, working through trauma and developing skills to reduce anxiety, emotional reactions, relationship breakdown, substance abuse and disordered eating. I love building relationships with people to learn practices that can change self defeating patterns and learn to live in a way that is more life giving, open, balanced and stable.
I am accepting new clients and am offering video sessions via Zoom or Doxy for clients who are distancing. I am a post-doctoral psychologist that works with a wide range of populations including teens and adults. I provide individually personalized care that is centered in the client's therapeutic goals to offer the best possible outcomes. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but also use an integrative approach to therapy because all of my clients are different and deserve specialized care.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I strive to use a positive psychology to bring insights and empowerment to my clients. Over the past 20 years, I have used Cognitive Behavioral techniques, a Person Centered approach and a warm style of coaching, to support individuals who struggle with mental and emotional difficulties. As a seasoned therapist and trained in EMDR for Trauma, I work with those who have Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Stress & Anger Management issues and a host of other life struggles. The focus in therapy is to move towards a more stable, healthy and progressive way of living.
The experience of trauma and loss changes your entire world view. Tomorrow no longer seems promised or predictable. The past is no longer just the past; at times, the past feels like the present. The fragility of life and closeness of death is now undeniable. What seemed important to you has changed entirely. Meanwhile, others around you are focused on things that seem petty and material, as they plan for a future they assume is certain. As a result, connecting with others becomes difficult and you can find yourself alone. You can feel like you are an alien on the planet you used to call home.
Exploring therapy is not an easy decision; therefore it is my mission to make therapy as open, comfortable, and effective as possible for each client. The first goal I have for each individual entering my practice is to establish an environment of comfort and safety. For those interested, therapy animals are available to provide additional support throughout the experience. Each person who enters my practice is embraced as an individual, and the therapeutic experience is tailored specifically to best meet each person's needs.
Life can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate at times. These challenges can often lead to feelings of hopelessness and anxiety. Therapy can empower you and provide you with the tools needed to manage your obstacles. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families. I value establishing a safe and open counseling environment for clients to feel heard and accepted.
Do you find yourself going through a challenging time of life? Are you having difficulty in setting or achieving goals? Is there a barrier that you are struggling to break through, or a boundary that needs to be created? Congratulations, for taking the first step to a better you. Therapy can be appropriate at so many times in our lives, whether they be massive and earth-shattering external changes or internal adjustments that impact our ability to cope . I urge you to invest in yourself and your mental well-being. Join me. It is a small step to take for continued growth and gains as a person.
I received a Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and am currently working towards LCSW Licensure. I have experience working with individuals and groups, and has worked in a variety of treatment settings including outpatient counseling, residential treatment facilities, and schools. I have a passion for helping clients who struggle with disordered eating, trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders through a variety of treatment modalities.
We Are Here To Help You Navigate The Challenges Of Life! We are providing mental health services (virtually) for individuals located in Virginia. Our mission is to be a place of healing and restoration for individuals living with behavioral problems, emotional issues, mental distress, or mental illness. This is accomplished by helping you get a GRIP: G- providing guidance in developing healthy lifestyles and relationships. R- leading the way to rest that brings restoration and healthy thinking. I- inciting insight that gives clarity into who an individual really is. P- creating peace from the chaos and challenges of life.
Michelle Yoder is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has a passion for helping families understand and support their child’s social-emotional development. Using her training in child development and evidence-based practice, Dr. Yoder has experience working with children who present with a range of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns.
Many times we struggle with stress, overwhelming experiences, and disturbances in personal identity. We are confronted with situations in which our past experiences strongly affect our reactions, behaviors, and emotional state. Anxiety, depression, self-doubt, intrusive thoughts, and negative behavior patterns have the potential to challenge us and impede emotional growth. I believe that individuals have the ability to implement and follow through on necessary change. Through self-examination and the therapeutic process, we will begin to evolve and create a healthy life narrative.
Because I view each client as unique, I approach each case differently. I work from an integrative theoretical orientation and employ strategies from Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamics, Family Systems, and other theories according to the varying needs of each client.
Alison has been the Chief Clinical Officer responsible for operations of community-based programs (Intensive In-home, Mental Health Skill-Building, and Crisis Stabilization) at our sister company, River City Comprehensive Counseling, since 2010. She has experience providing individual and group outpatient therapy in the mental health and substance use fields with older adolescents and adult populations.
Too many life stressors may lead to unfocused work and/or frequent "crisis management" interventions. In collaboration, we identify presenting issues, prioritize problems, and clarify treatment goals for positive changes. I offer brief treatment (8-12 sessions) and long-term therapy (6 months+). For brief treatment, the average number of sessions needed is typically 8-12. For complex and persistent issues, more sessions might be needed. By maintaining congruence, genuineness, and unconditional warm regard, I build a trusting and supportive relationship with you.