Yesenia Gonzalez is a dedicated licensed clinical social worker with a passion for helping individuals of all ages navigate through life's challenges and improve their mental well-being. With a wealth of experience in the mental health field since 2007, Yesenia has honed her skills in assisting clients in overcoming various issues, specializing in working with teens and young adults. Yesenia obtained her Master's degree in Social Work in 2016, after which she pursued licensure as a clinical social worker. Since becoming licensed in 2021, Yesenia has been an invaluable asset to the mental health community, providing compassionate and effective therapy to her clients.
Yesenia approaches therapy from a person-centered and strength-based perspective. She believes that every individual has the capacity for growth and healing, and she strives to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their emotions and experiences. Yesenia's therapeutic approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, utilizing techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based interventions to help clients achieve their goals.
Yesenia's expertise lies in working with teens and young adults dealing with a wide range of mental health concerns. Her areas of focus include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, suicidal ideation and self-harm, behavioral issues such as oppositional defiance and conduct disorders, substance use, trauma, and transitions in life. She understands the unique challenges faced by this population and tailors her interventions to meet their specific needs.
My communication style
Yesenia is known for her warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental communication style. She actively listens to her clients, seeking to understand their experiences and perspectives fully. She believes in the power of collaboration and works together with her clients to develop personalized treatment plans that align with their goals. Yesenia's approach is respectful, supportive, and client-centered, ensuring that individuals feel heard, valued, and empowered throughout their therapeutic journey.
My journey to mental healthcare
Yesenia's passion for mental health and helping others began early in her career when she started working in the mental health field in 2007. She witnessed the impact of mental health struggles on individuals' lives and their families, which inspired her to pursue further education in social work. Her own experiences with personal growth and healing fueled her desire to become a licensed clinical social worker, enabling her to make a positive difference in the lives of those she serves.
My goals for you
Yesenia's primary goal is to support and guide you in your journey towards improved mental well-being. She aims to provide a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment where you can explore your challenges, gain insight into your emotions and behaviors, and develop effective coping strategies. Yesenia's ultimate goal is to help you enhance your resilience, improve your relationships, and achieve personal growth and fulfillment.
My first session with you
During your first session with Yesenia, she will create a welcoming and supportive space for you to share your concerns, goals, and any relevant background information. She will take the time to get to know you and your unique needs, allowing her to tailor the therapeutic approach to best meet your requirements. Yesenia will collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific goals and concerns, ensuring that you feel comfortable and engaged in the therapeutic process from the very beginning. Yesenia Gonzalez is a compassionate and highly skilled clinical social worker who is committed to providing effective and individualized care to her clients. Through her expertise, dedication, and genuine passion for helping others, she strives to make a positive difference in the field of mental health.