An enthusiastic psychotherapist, Yolanda Yturralde is one of Santa Barbara’s most motivating teachers. She inspires couples, families and individuals to work through issues and become more powerful in their relationships. Yolanda Yturralde received her Masters in Science from California State University, Northridge. She brings innovative, creative, supportive counseling and a positive attitude to her private psychotherapy practice.
Areas of interest
Couples therapy, Couples of all kinds, college students, returning students, single parents, people in transition, grief and loss issues, chronic stress, sexual trauma recovery therapy, cultural and spiritual issues, adolescent counseling, sexuality and sensuality, Mindfulness students, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Co-dependency, treatment for weight and eating disorders, career and academic counseling, Sandtray Therapy for all ages. Emotional Support Animal Certification. Clients seeking EFT, Clinical Hypnotherapy and EMDR. Therapy in English only. Bicultural and LBGTQ clients welcome.
- Bipolar Disorder
- Career Counseling
- Chronic Pain
- Coping Skills
- EFT Couples work
- Internet Addiction
- Learning Disabilities
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Premarital Counseling
- Self Esteem
- Sexuality: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender
- Sexual Abuse
- Sleep or Insomnia
- Substance Abuse
- Video Game Addiction
- Weight Loss
Yolanda is accepting new patients. Sessions are available in person or through a Secure SimplePractice Telehealth site for California residents.
Yolanda focuses on Therapeutic Approaches including Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Sexual Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Read more about these therapies.
Yolanda Yturralde, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I bring my own experiences as a spiritual and emotional being to my work. I am in a loving marriage and we are parents to three children. In many ways my professional life informs my personal life and vice versa. I’m fascinated by brain science and the impact of attachment psychology on relationships. The latest psychological research of Emotionally Focused Therapy has impacted me and my work as a couples therapist. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), is a proven model with the best success rates for having a satisfying and long lasting, loving, and secure relationship. I am a graduate of both traditional Masters level education and Landmark Education. I plan to grow and develop myself over a lifetime. With almost two decades of training and development, I offer you a private and personal place where you can be psychologically challenged and nurtured. I love what I do and where I work. Who you can count on me to be is a supportive and safe compassionate listener. I am committed to your healing your pain and having a life you love.
Yolanda has an MFT Intern, Diane Smith. If you you are interested in working with her, request information via Email.