So now you’ve come to the point where you get to know a little bit about me! I could bore you and list all my degrees, experience, and qualifications because I’m sure that’s what you are really interested in, right? I could give you my life story and afterwards schedule myself an appointment with my therapist. The reality is I dread “About Me Pages”. There I said it. The daunting task of compartmentalizing myself enough to put the multifaceted dimensions of what makes Yunetta, Yunetta on piece of paper or a computer screen makes me feel inclined to run, which could actually be a good thing. I prefer meeting people face to face to see what they are ABOUT. Rather than reading what they are ABOUT. Then spending time to determine if what they are ABOUT on paper matches what they are ABOUT in person. I realize that we live in a technology driven world and YOU, my possible future client, are taking a huge step. I understand why you would want to know what you’re getting into before getting into it. I completely respect that and appreciate your presence so I will honor it and follow protocol.
I graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Minor in African-America Studies. I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I am a licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider in the state of Tennessee. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor with National Board of Certified Counselors and I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, that utilizes this skillset with the many of my clients. My professional experience includes working in various clinical settings to include private practice, community mental health, mobile crisis, military, and school settings.
Now onto the reason I come to work every day; I love therapy and I love people. I love to see people healed, whole, thriving, hopeful, inspired, growing, and changing. It may sound cliché, but I think therapy is a beautiful thing. To be able to create an atmosphere where individuals can be seen, heard, and affirmed is awesome. To witness the act of human resilience, while observing and highlighting the strengths of the clients I serve is something I do not take for granted.
Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio and becoming a military child at the age of 11, I have lived in two different, but similar worlds which has given me the opportunity to connect with various types of people. I am confident that my experiences and education has helped me to connect and cultivate change in the lives of my clients.
It is my hope that you will get the help that you need, when you need it. If you are just browsing its ok. I hope that you can share Spring Forth Counseling with someone in need of a Therapist, and if you are on the fence, I encourage you to continue to search for the right person to share your story with. I am confident that therapy is beneficial; if you can allow yourself to be open, to grow, to change, and to move forward. I hold space for my clients to take off their masks, stand in their truth, and learn to love what they see. I look forward to holding space for you too!