Mrs. Yettel Santana Jimenez, LPC

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

About Me

In 2006 I came to the United States with the idea of completing my Civil Engineer Degree. It made sense after four years of sleepless nights in Cuba to finish it. However, after having a personal experience with my God and Creator my vocation changed. Instead of following what made sense, I followed my passion: helping others. In 2011, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Point University with a Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Human Services. Following, I was accepted as a graduate student at Liberty University. Every step thereafter has taken me to be a fully-licensed therapist in the state of Georgia. I strongly believe every client is unique so that I have an eclectic approach to counseling, integrating person-centered, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and DBT interventions to meet the needs of my clients. Today, I am truly blessed to share my story with you and I prayed I can be of help.

Education & Experience

I completed my Basic Training in 2019 with EMDR Consulting founded by Roy Kiessling,LISW. I continued my journey integrating EMDR into my daily practice, translating forms on the go to into Spanish, finding creative ways to explain EMDR to patients, and exploring creative BLS alternatives to meet my patients' needs. I have experienced working with undocumented individuals and complex cases where there is often prolonged exposure to trauma and adversity, including systemic and structural. In addition, I have completed advanced training in Somatic focused EMDR, Complex Trauma and Dissociation, and the Flash Technique. The biggest challenges I have experienced is helping patients heal from trauma when their safety is continuously threaten. In March 2020, Amid COVID-19 I transitioned from in person to virtual practice. Alas, I have successfully use EMDR virtually for the last months.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

LPCAGA The Hive, Scaling up EMDR American Red Cross

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Correctional Facility
  • Couples
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Underserved

Language

  • Spanish

Insurance


No insurance