About

Wondering if I am the right therapist for you?

Hi, I’m Yesenia!

It takes courage to go to counseling, nonetheless to decide who to share your deepest thoughts and innermost fears with. I know, because I have been there. My goal as a therapist is that every client I work with to be able to be themselves in my counseling office. No judgement or shame because I am a human just like you and you will see it! I work hard to make this mental and emotional stuff practical for clients. For me this work isn’t about assigning a diagnosis or labeling you , it’s about helping you get clarity on where you want to be and giving you the tools to get you there.

As a Christian therapist, I take into  into consideration that we are physical, mental, spiritual, and relational beings. In regards to the mental, we dig deep into the core beliefs you have and we look at emotional experiences going back into childhood and even patterns in the family that have been passed on. I build upon what my client’s resources and fill in the gaps with knowledge, skills, and encouragement. I also coordinate my client’s care with other providers upon consent. My faith informs me that all people have purpose and value. I combine biblical faith with research-based approaches like cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.

On a more personal note, I am a Florida Native born to Mexican immigrant parents.  I’ve lived in Manatee County for the 13 years.  I am married with 2 children. On my down time, you would find me sipping on a dark roast coffee, no sugar, just cream,  reading an inspirational or self-help book or serving in my church.

My Credentials
Licences
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State of Florida
SW11742

Education
Master of Social Work, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fl, 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 2003

Special Training & Certifications
Qualified Supervisor for CSW Interns
Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator
Active Parenting Facilitator

Professional Affiliations
National Association of Social Workers
Network of Christian Counselors

My Practice
My office is conveniently located in Downtown Bradenton and is accessible from the surrounding areas like Sarasota, Palmetto, Ellenton, and Lakewood Ranch. For those who are not able to get to my office, I offer online therapy via a secure portal. Through online counseling, I can see clients from all over the State of Florida and abroad.

Ready for change? Schedule Your Free Consultation Now or Call (941) 800-1513.