Hi, I’m Yesenia, (pronounced Yes-en-ee-a). I’m a psychotherapist but you might also call me a change agent, an emotional coach, or a life-filling expert! I help individuals that are looking to live their best life. I do this by focusing on a piece that is often missing in their quest: mental and emotional health. In addition to my clinical training, I draw from my own life experience and times of growth.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. To do that I had to get 2 degrees; A Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master of Social Work plus lots of training, plus hours and hours of supervision. I obtained both at the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) In the last 14 years, I’ve done counseling in private practice, community centers, nonprofits, and most extensively in education as a school-based social worker where I helped children, teens, and their families.
I take a holistic approach with my clients. In my assessment of the issue, I take into consideration that we are physical, mental, spiritual, and relational beings. In regards to the mental, I assess emotional experiences going back into childhood and even patterns in the family that have been passed on. I build upon what my client’s already have as resources and fill in the gaps with knowledge, skills, and encouragement. I also coordinate my client’s care with other providers upon consent. As a Christian, I am able to integrate faith and a biblical worldview to my therapy.
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.
I am a Florida Native born to Mexican immigrant parents. I am fluent in Spanish. I’ve lived in Manatee County for the last 12 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.
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