Yvonne C. Whitfield has been a Licensed therapist 2016. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Christian Counselor, and a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist (TF-CBT).
Yvonne earned her Bachelor's Degree in Human Community Services with a minor in Psychology as well as both of her Masters Degrees in Clinical Mental Health in 2014 and Human Community Services in 2016 from Lenoir^Rhyne University located in Hickory North Carolina. She is trained and certified in Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which involves assisting children and adolescents to cope with past and/or present trauma exposure situations/struggles. Yvonne has five years of experience as a mental health therapist and has been directly/ indirectly working within the human services field for over ten years. She has worked for the Hickory Housing Authority directing the youth program assisting youth from 5 to 18 develop life skills, coping skills, effective communication skills, emotional regulation skills and anger management skills. Yvonne is experienced in assisting individuals to increase positive thought processes for the individual's current struggles and obtaining positive personal growth. She has worked in IIH (Intensive In Home) as the therapist for four years and OPT (Outpatient therapy) for a year and a half. She has worked with populations that involved physical and mental constraints as well as language barriers.
Yvonne is dedicated in assisting people to making positive changes and growth that is possible from a therapeutic standpoint. She uses an eclectic therapeutical approach as her tool of therapy which encompasses Alderian, Existential and Family Center theories in every effort to connect all environments and influences for the individual and develop a treatment plan that can be catered to their specifics. Yvonne enjoys her profession and takes pride in the therapeutic services she provides. Yvonne meets clients where they are with their situations and together therapeutically progress is made on the client's timetable for change. Yvonne is a firm believer in assisting individuals to obtain and maintain positive personal growth.
Yvonne Whitfield, MA, CMH, HCS, CC, NCC, TF-CBT