My services offered
I offer many different services that all aim to empower my clients to become who they strive to be. I work with people in individual, couple, family, and group settings. I work with people to overcome their individual or family-related issues. I help individuals, families, and couples work through their issues and feel motivated and encouraged in life.
I also offer therapy sessions as a concierge service. Participants will have the opportunity to have priority scheduling, same-day service, extended sessions, a private location, and many other benefits. I offer clients group therapy on an array of different issues such as self-identity development, women’s empowerment, anger management, substance abuse, stress and anxiety, and bereavement. I also provide workshops on both a personal and professional level in order to help clients create enhance their skills in their home, work, or social life.
On a global scale, I help run cultural immersion experiences to different countries around the world in order to help enhance one’s world view by expanding their knowledge, minds, and self-awareness.
What it is like being in session with me
I ensure that you have a space where you can feel free. My office will always be a place you can come to without fear of being judged and have the opportunity to work on all the issues that are really affecting you. I create a warm environment that is welcoming, positive, encouraging, and supportive. Everyone’s process is different. I allow you to guide your own sessions and determine what you need to work on in a way that meets you where you are. True healing and progression in your life come from within. Whether it be in my individual or group therapy sessions, workshops, or my cultural immersion trips, I aspire to create an environment where you can be comfortable and can progress in.
I push my clients to always strive to be better. Change is not something that happens overnight, but I am here to work with you, step-by-step, to reach the goals that you want to accomplish. I provide a strength-based approach and highlight the importance of self-accountability. If you want to see change in your life, you have to work for it, and I will be there every step of the way, helping and guiding you. It important to identify your goals and start moving towards the new phase of your life. I can help you forge new paths, so you are no longer stuck in the past. A new day and time are coming for you to live peacefully.
I want you to leave my office being empowered, encouraged, and motivated. I focus on helping you fix thinking errors through positive affirmations and maintaining positive surroundings. Dealing with issues is not only on a mental level but also on a physical one. I assign homework to ensure the treatment extends beyond my office and further into your life. I will empower you to always strive to do what you want and to get the most out of life, but it is always important to stay true and be authentic to who you are.
The services I provide are all about trying to ensure that you can work on being your best self and build that path to greatness that you see in your own future. My approach extends through all the services I provide. In every setting, I am the same person pushing for my clients to enact change in their lives.
I work with a wide range of clients that all are trying to accomplish one thing; be the best version of themselves. I primarily work with children and families to overcome behavioral issues that may be negatively impacting the family. I help children and their families to understand the underlying issues that are at hand and how to confront them straight on to ensure that the family dynamic stable. I do this by looking their symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other emotional issues that are creating conflict both internally and externally. I am here to help guide you through processing your emotions and once again find peace with yourself and those around you.
I also work with individuals with issues related to anger management. At times it can feel like you have to constantly hold yourself back. You may struggle with keeping your temper down even around those that you love. Controlling your anger can often be difficult and exhausting, but you do not want to succumb to those feeling. I am to help individuals find their own strength and see new ways to combat these feelings while releasing that energy in a positive and productive manner.
Specialties include: depression and anxiety; trauma; grief and loss; issues tied to self-esteem/identity; relationship, identity, and marriage issues; chronic illness; life management skills; communication skills; crisis intervention; substance abuse; anger management; women issues
How therapy helps
We all walk around with a mask on. We tend to keep how we are feeling to ourselves and deal with our suffering on our own. Therapy is a tool that helps us talk about how we are feeling and helps push us to create a better world around us. You may tell yourself that everything is okay and nothing is wrong, but that is not always true. We all carry burdens, and therapy can help free us from that pain
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I obtained a dual Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Sociology at Rowan University and obtained a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Degree at Clark Atlanta University. I am a seasoned mental health professional that has a vast history and knowledge in providing psychotherapy and clinical services, which include but are not limited to mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, traveling, listening to music, watching movies, and baking fabulously gorgeous and delicious cakes.
Yma is the best, and I mean she is truly amazing! I was seeing her for about two years until my federal probation program ended and she really is great. My girlfriend loves her too. `Anonymous
Ms. Yma was very understanding about my situation and really helped me through my process. I had committed a federal crime and spent some time in prison for it, when I got out I was going through a divorce and trying to adjust back to my life after being released. I had a lot of problems but through her being so understanding she helped me through it all. ~Anonymous