Yvonne Smith

Behavioral Health Clinician and Site-Based Counselor at African American Student Affairs (AASA)
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Identities & Language

  • cis woman
  • straight/heterosexual
  • Black/African American
  • nondenominational
  • secular Buddhist
  • secular humanist
  • spiritual
  • language: English

Education & License

Yvonne has a Masters in Guidance and Counseling. she is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of Arizona and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and licensed School Counselor, prek-12 in the state of New Mexico.

CAPS Service Teams

  • Cultural Center Counselors

Role at CAPS

Yvonne is a CAPS embedded counselor at the office of African American Student Affair (AASA). She assists Black, African American, African, BIPOC and multiracial identified students, in their journey to mental health, community connections, and awareness. She works in conjunction with the office of AASA and Cultural & Resource Center Counselors, by providing confidential counseling and psychoeducation.

Specialty Populations

  • Disabled
  • Student Athletes

Specialty Areas

  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Emotional Abuse or Narcissistic Abuse
  • Family Conflict/Family of Origin
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury/Self-Harm
  • Panic
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse or Assault
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CP)
  • Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused
  • Trauma-Focused
  • Trauma-Informed

Professional Interests

Yvonne has trained in mindfulness, PTSD, multiculturalism, EMDR, DBT, gender studies, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and anxiety. She has done extensive research in African American women and children evidence based treatments for mental health healing.

Personal Interests

Music and art.

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