Yvonne is a the Clinical Director at the International Holistic Center, an innovative integrative counseling facility. She is excited to announce that as of March 2018 she will also be offering therapeutic counseling services at Optimistic Medicine Group (OMG)Studio in Boca Raton, FL.
Yvonne specializes in couples, children and family therapy. She provides a broad range of custom tailored counseling protocols including: couples and family counseling, collaborative divorce parenting, adoption, and fertility counseling. Her cut to the chase style enables individuals, couples and families to improve communication, resolve conflicts, build strong healthy relationships, and strengthen decision making.
Yvonne has worked with business leaders and their teams. Her one-on-one executive coaching provides individuals with insight into their personal strengths, habits and style so they can enhance their communication and leadership expertise. She is a DISC provider and uses this tool in working with her coaching clients as well as her counseling clients.
As a leader in her community and business, Yvonne wears many hats. She is an active member of the Florida Adoption Council and the American Psychological Association, she is also a member of Resolve and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber.
Yvonne is very passionate about giving back to her community. She has served on many boards and has co-authored numerous projects with other professionals and community leaders to create lasting change in the community. Among her many endeavors, Yvonne coached a team of professionals in a leadership program, where she supported them in developing a community based project that raised thousands for the Covenant House of Broward County. Using the knowledge she gained serving on previous boards, she brings a wide range of experiences to her current position on the Board of the Lipstick Foundation Executive Board. In recognition of her charity work, Yvonne was honored as one of the 100 Outstanding Women in Broward County, Class of 2016 for Boys & Girls Club.
In 2012, after joining the team at International Holistic Center, she was able to combine her love of counseling/coaching and women’s empowerment work as the VP and co-creator of the fastest growing, national women’s empowerment organization, Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick (SSL). SSL’s mission is to create a women’s movement that will empower women to live a healthy, happy, balanced and purposeful life.
She has been the keynote speaker for organizations such as Business Networking International, Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators, South Florida Chapter of EAPA and the Broward County School Board. Yvonne has also presented leadership trainings for city employees of West Palm Beach and the Make a Wish Foundation. Yvonne was a radio personality on the Dr. Elizabeth King show and presents at the annual “Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick” Conference. She is most known in her role as the moderator of the “Men in the Hot Seat” panel.
Yvonne, a South Florida native, first became interested in mental health while leading school retreats for adolescents. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Barry University. Yvonne then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. Yvonne has hundreds of hours in post graduate studies in couples, family counseling and women’s issues.