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Yohana Temesghen, LCSW

Yohana Temesghen, LCSW


6 years of experience
Solution oriented

As a trauma therapist, I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples and heal from past experiences that have caused emotional pain and distress. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I provide a safe space for clients to explore their feelings and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms of trauma. I have extensive training and experience in evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. My goal is to empower clients to reclaim their lives and move forward with confidence and resilience. As a trauma therapist, I understand that trauma can have a profound impact on an individual's mental, emotional, and physical well-being. It can manifest in a variety of ways, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions. My approach to therapy is grounded in empathy and respect for the client's unique experiences and needs. I believe that healing from trauma involves addressing both the symptoms and underlying causes of distress. In therapy, I work collaboratively with clients to identify triggers, develop coping strategies, and process painful memories in a safe and supportive environment. I also recognize the importance of building resilience and promoting self-care, which may include mindfulness practices, stress reduction techniques, and self-compassion. My training and experience have equipped me to work with a diverse range of clients, including those who have experienced complex trauma, childhood abuse, sexual assault, and other traumatic events. I am committed to providing evidence-based treatments that are tailored to each client's specific needs and goals. My ultimate goal is to help clients reclaim their lives, improve their relationships, and find meaning and purpose in their experiences.

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

Clients should keep in mind that the first session is primarily an opportunity for both the client and therapist to get to know each other and determine if they are a good fit for working together. It's also a chance for the therapist to gather essential information to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Open communication, honesty, and a willingness to engage in the therapeutic process are key components of a successful first therapy session.

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

Having worked with young professionals for the past 7 years, I've developed a tried-and-true playbook for helping you (a) identify the root cause of your challenges and (b) create a tailored plan that leads to measurable progress.

About Yohana Temesghen, LCSW

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My treatment methods

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

ACT has been used to address a wide range of psychological issues, including anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, chronic pain, and more. It can be delivered in individual therapy, group therapy, or self-help formats, and it has gained popularity in the mental health community for its effectiveness in promoting psychological flexibility and improving overall well-being.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT can be delivered in various formats, including individual therapy, group therapy, and even self-help resources, such as books and online programs. It is the treatment of choice for many mental health professionals due to its effectiveness in helping individuals develop healthier thought patterns and coping skills.

Daialectical Behavior (DBT)

DBT has been adapted for a wide range of conditions, including borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, substance use disorders, self-harm behaviors, and mood disorders. It has a strong evidence base for its effectiveness in reducing self-harming behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and enhancing overall quality of life for individuals who struggle with intense emotions and impulsive actions. One notable feature of DBT is its emphasis on therapist support outside of regular sessions, as clients are often encouraged to contact their therapists between sessions to help manage crises or challenging situations. This feature makes it a highly supportive and comprehensive treatment for those dealing with severe emotional dysregulation.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

The goal of IFS therapy is to help individuals understand and integrate these various parts within themselves. I work with my clients to explore and communicate with their internal parts, often through guided imagery or dialogue. This process allows for a deeper understanding of the person's inner world and a shift toward self-compassion and self-healing. IFS has been used to address a wide range of psychological issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. It can be delivered in individual or group therapy settings, and it is known for its emphasis on self-compassion, self-awareness, and the restoration of inner harmony. It is particularly beneficial for those who have experienced complex trauma or have struggled with deep-seated emotional issues.


Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that involves moving your eyes in a specific way while processing traumatic memories.