Yvette Spears

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina, with over 9 years of experience working with a diverse group of clients. My primary experience is working with Combat Veterans, Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma, and their families coping with stressors after deployment or discharge from services. This can include challenges of PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, substance use, and relationship issues . Navigating challenges with infidelity, money management, and intimacy issues. Working with couples to improve dialogue and set reasonable expectations for a successful relationship through the use of the Gottman method and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

My counseling style is collaborative with a focus on being compassionately accountable with my clients, meaning I will be curious, respectful, and challenging with others to assist them in reducing the negative patterns of conflict in the couple's relationship. I have an eclectic approach that combines influences from Attachment styles in Family of Origin and Experiential Therapy models like Internal Family Systems/IFIO to explore the primary needs of the couple.

I specialize in treatment for people coping with life transitions and issues of readjustment. Life can be challenging and often we seek someone to work with collaboratively to guide through difficult or new experiences to alleviate the stress of the unknown while being somewhat autonomous to know that we still achieved this through our own efforts. My goal is always to insure that my clients feel empowered in the choices they make in achieving goals for their mental health.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #1554 (Expires: 2021-07-01)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Feb 19, 2021 after counseling with Yvette for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Yvette is Wonderful!