Licensed Clinical Social Worker
We all have the strength and courage to meet life’s challenges. It is important that my clients and I develop trust and a positive therapeutic relationship. I provide an accepting, empathic, and non-judgmental approach to the therapeutic process. As a therapist, I help clients tackle the elements of their grief which may involve exploring past traumas that have resurfaced and develop coping skills for self-care while working through a loss.
I graduated from Jackson State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I received an undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am committed to the mental health and well-being of the clients I serve. I have over 10 years’ experience providing therapeutic services to children, adults, individuals, and families.
My clinical experience includes working with the Department of Veteran Affairs with a primary focus on trauma and substance abuse and working with the Department of Defense with the primary focus on mental health, family relations, and domestic violence. I also have varied clinical experience in the areas of adoption and attachment, foster care, mental health, and forensics.
My professional career includes a commitment to serving the needs of individuals utilizing an evidence-based therapy model. I have received specialized Cognitive Process Therapy, Structured Child Interviewing, and Motivational Interviewing. In addition, I have expertise in the areas of loss and trauma, Family Systems, Crisis Intervention, and training Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Beck Institute.
As a therapist, I assist clients coping with depression, anxiety, loss, relationship issues and trauma. My method of treatment is to utilize a client centered approach to promote healing and positive change. I provide an environment of compassion, respect, and support to assist individuals and families in overcoming obstacles in their lives.
When scheduling an appointment, please ask for Yolanda Owens.