Yari received her Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health in May 2019, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Yari is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association and Louisiana Counselor Association. As a counselor, she has worked in settings such as school, non-profit and private practice. Yari is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Holy Cross.
Through a person-centered, humanistic and cognitive behavioral approach, Yari focuses on a wide range of issues including adjustment, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, self-harming, suicidal ideations and trauma. She is also experienced in addressing adolescent, women and immigrant issues. Yari is open to work with individuals, families and groups.
Yari was born and raised in Puerto Rico; however, she has been calling New Orleans her home for the last 18 years. As a wife, mother, professional and student, Yari certainly lives a busy life. She believes that self-care is an essential tool for a healthy lifestyle. On her time off, she enjoys attending musical events and exploring the many beautiful sites our state has to offer.
Yari’s rate is $80.00 per 50-minute session. She has evening and Saturday appointments available.