About Me

About Me

Yulinda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Youth/Parent/Family Coach, and Certified Relationship and Bereavement Coach who is committed to the mental well being of all, but with a specialization and passion for helping to solidify the African American family structure in an effort to strengthen homes and rebuild communities.

Her passion for helping others began as a child and eventually led to a position as a mentor at the Rogers Park Youth Network at the age of eighteen. After nine years in social work, having held numerous positions and serving a beautifully diverse population with various needs, she transitioned to counseling.

  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Illinois Counseling Association

  • Illinois Association of Child and Adolescent Counselors
  • Illinois Association of Couples and Family Counselors

 

Mission

Our mission is to create safe space for women and provide guidance that inspires self-awareness, self-love and self acceptance while integrating ones shadow into a beautiful mosaic that reflect wholeness and unapologetic authenticity!  

Vision

This brand aspires to reflect the women who is ready to embrace ease, show up authentically, live unapologetically and surrender to the divine within while fully embracing her purpose!    

 

Areas I will be working with

 

I utilize an eclectic approach fused in humanism and psychodynamics to provide a service tailored to each client’s individual needs.

 

Self-awareness (Bonus)

Self-awareness is the steppingstone on which our healing journey begins. It requires a level of honesty and radical non-judgment we’ve rarely if ever extended to ourselves. We start NOW!

Money/Finances/Career

When thinking about our relationship with money we may have unconscious blocks to abundance seeded via the messages we received from family, the things we saw in our communities, and the expectations/limitations propagated by society. We identify our current beliefs and how they align (or don’t) with our current needs.

Esteem

Our relationship to self can be impacted by so many things, from our attachments to our parents as kids to messages we get through media. We might not even admit to ourselves that our esteem is low. Here we create a space where it is safe enough to be honest and vulnerable so that we can heal the wounds that have been left unattended.

Effective Communication

“I never understood how important it was to be understood until someone came along who really did understand” Being able to express ourselves in a way that gets our point across, and our needs met is crucial to our feeling of belonging.  We will focus on learning to communicate in a way that is both effective and productive and positions us as the authority over our lives.

Trauma/Triggers/Coping

There are very few people walking this earth who has not experienced some form of trauma, what’s interesting is that most of us haven’t even recognized that we have experienced it because it is simply apart of our lived experiences, it’s “normal” to us. First, we define trauma, acknowledge OUR traumas, identify our triggers, notice how we’ve coped then determine whether those behaviors are still productive NOW and what to do if they are not!

Sex/Sexuality

There is a revolution happening right now that has begun to create space for people to be their authentic self when it comes to their sexuality, sexual identity, and presentation. It is a beautiful thing! Unfortunately, those of us in our late thirties on up still struggle.  Our individual programs, traumas, and the messaging we received makes it difficult to even look at how we feel when it comes to these things, let alone explore, acknowledge, accept, and love! Here we are going to do just that! In order to be “Free 360 degrees” we need to love and accept ourselves in totality!

Relationships

As humans we are pre-disposed to be social beings which makes creating healthy, reciprocal relationships very important. When we think of relationships we often think of romantic ones. However, typically our most impactful relationships are our friendships! Therefore, we are going to explore “relating” in general and how it differs across relationship types as well as expectations for ourselves and the other.

Body Image

Our bodies are the vehicles by which we navigate this life cycle. Our bodies have its own intelligence and needs. Unfortunately, society has reduced our bodies down to ornamentation and as an instrument for attention, validation, and exploitation. This has led to a very dysfunctional relationship to our bodies where it has become almost adversarial “Us versus It”! When in actuality we are meant to operate in harmony, one informing the other. Together we will identify the root cause of the fractured relationship and work to repair it.

Life Transitions/Life purpose

What is my purpose? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do now? These are questions that a lot of us have asked ourselves at one point or another, and the truth of the matter is we are all here for purpose. Whether that purpose is to continue our own soul growth for the benefit of our personal elevation or to utilize our growth to be of service to others. Both are necessary as we work to elevate our collective consciousness. The questions become, “What role do “I” play and how do “I” play it? Let’s find out!

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