Yvonne Smith

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
  • 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 the embedded counselor at the office of African American Student Affairs.

Specialty Populations

  • Disabled

Specialty Areas

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

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CP)
  • Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy (WDEP)
  • 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, movies, and being with close friends. Laughter is the best medicine.

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