Mrs. Yvonne Byrd, LPC-S, RPT-S, CATP, NCC, CCMHC


About Me

I love my career in helping others with finding their happiness or journey to their goals. I have been in private practice since 2018. I have two children, puppy, teddy-bear hamster, and pet bunny, Luna. I am compassionate, straight-forward, and like to think I have a good sense of humor.

Education & Experience

Webster University- Masters in Professional Mental Health Counseling. -Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor -National Certified Counselor -Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor -Registered Play Therapist Supervisor -Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional -Certification in Gerontology I work full time as a Military and Family Life Counselor at Whiteman Air Force Base and part-time with my private practice. I have experience in counseling at-risk youth in a residential treatment facility; private practice with all ages near another military installation; and with the state of Missouri as an Adult Protective and Community Worker where I investigated abuse, neglect, and exploitation of disabled persons 18 years or older and elderly populations alongside numerous police agencies.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

-First Responder Provider Network -Missouri Association for Play Therapy -Association for Play Therapy -National Board of Certified Counselors -Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy International Association -International Association for Trauma Professionals

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military