I’m Yulonda Driver, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I went into private practice to help adolescents and adults learn to appropriately cope with the uncomfortable issues that often invade our lives at the most inopportune times. I believe we are all born with a purpose and life’s issues often times distract us from our assignment. I like to say, “We are born full of purpose; our job is to die empty.” By giving away to others the things that we were designed to do, we can help empower them to do the same.
I was educated at Mercer University where I received a Bachelors degree in Human Services, Masters in Community Counseling, and a post-graduate certification in Career Counseling. I have worked in various settings helping others change their lives including academia, social/community agencies, non-profit organizations, and the corrections/prison system.
Contrary to popular belief, everyone who participates in therapy has NOT been diagnosed with a mental illness. Some people have a difficult time coping with traumatic experiences, uncomfortable changes or transitions in life including death or divorce, cultural stereotypes, or domestic violence. My theoretical orientation is based in Reality/Choice and Cognitive Behavioral therapies. My goal is to assist clients in the therapeutic process to learn to rationally process in an effort to overcome these situations.
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