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Yolanda Frederick

Yolanda Frederick


15 years of experience

Do you feel out of sorts? Not sure whether you are coming, or going? Are you in what you might feel to be a “maze” of life? Well, I’m here to listen, support, and serve as an agent and advocate for change in our new partnership! I am a believer that “what makes you stronger, makes you beautiful” – author unknown. This quote encompasses my view on transformation, resulting from life’s trials, setbacks, disappointments, and pain. We are all evolving. Allow me to usher you into healing and recovery from life’s curve balls. I’ve provided therapy and community-based treatment and services to adolescents, adults, and families for over 15 years. I have experience working with individuals from all walks of life, various age groups, ethnicities, and backgrounds. I am a great listener, committed to fostering hope, warm, accepting, trustworthy, and empathetic. I would be honored to work alongside you as a coach and guide to aid and address your anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and communication barriers. I work from an integrative therapy approach delivering person-centered, solution-focused, positive psychology skills to help you navigate life transitions. Additionally, I offer cognitive behavioral techniques geared towards adapting healthier thought processes and behavioral responses, as well as trauma-informed interventions to assist in the development of adaptive strategies as you embark on your healing journey. It is my hope you allow me the opportunity and privilege to usher you into your fullest potential in becoming the best version of yourself.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

During our initial intake session, could expect me to focus on building trust and an alliance to drive our therapeutic relationships, treatment goals, and outcomes. The initial session will allow me to ask questions about you, your current symptoms, and how you are currently coping. During subsequent sessions, I intend to provide concrete strategies and skills to promote improved self-awareness, and harness self-empowerment as you utilize techniques learned and practiced during sessions. Upon graduation from therapy treatment, you should see a decrease or elimination in your symptoms and be able to identify personal successes and emotional gains.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I utilize positive psychology to aid with strengthening your relationships in various settings and aspects of your life. I also use a person-centered therapy approach to create an open, safe space for individuals to share freely, and to use statements shared to assist individuals understand their thoughts and feelings.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My biggest strengths are serving young to mid-aged adults, who are experiencing end-of-life, grief and loss, family and parenting issues. I enjoy serving individuals who struggle with mood and anxiety symptoms negatively impact their overall functioning and ability to manage their day-to-day lives.

Insurances accepted

All Savers
EAP:United Health/Optum
Golden Rule
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions
United Health/Optum
United Medical Resources
UnitedHealthcare Life Insurance
UnitedHealthcare Shared Services
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


Women's Issues
Coping Skills
Family Conflict
Self Esteem

Age groups

Adults (18 to 64)
Teenagers (13 to 17)

Licensed in

District of Columbia