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Tierra Yonker, LCDC, LMSW
*Licensed in Texas and Wisconsin*
In 2011, I began an internship in a women’s residential setting for substance abuse and knew right away that counseling was my calling. As I began my career as a counselor, I very quickly recognized the complexity of individual experiences and how trauma and grief is deeply connected to addiction and other mental health issues. Issues like addiction and eating disorders aren’t just their own problems, they are a way to cope with those painful experiences.
I firmly believe in meeting clients where they are at and creating a plan for therapy that is individualized to each person’s circumstances, needs, and goals. I love thinking “outside the box” and using techniques in addition to talk therapy. I love incorporating movement into therapy, and also use Sand Tray Therapy.
Working with me is about becoming empowered and building on the strengths you already have, even if you don’t recognize them yet!
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Virtual therapy & in-person in Southlake
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Development
I have an Associate’s in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) and later went on to get a Bachelor’s in Social Work with a minor in Psychology at Marian University in 2015 as well as a Master’s in Social Work specializing in Mental Health at UW Madison in 2020. I worked at a residential treatment center for substance use called Mahala’s Hope for over 10 years, and also had the opportunity to work with teens and women at the Fond du Lac County Social Services.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the state of Texas. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and a Certified Independent Clinical Supervisor (CICS) in the state of Wisconsin.
Let’s Get Personal
I recently moved from the cold weather of Wisconsin to be closer to my family in Texas. Being able to hang out with my 3-year-old nephew was a big reason for my move but leaving the cold weather behind helped a little. I enjoy being in nature, doing yoga, baking, and doing crafts. I am an animal lover but don’t currently have any pets after my recent move, so for now I just stop to pet every dog I can.
You can book a therapy appointment with me online by clicking below or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.