Yolanda Pender

(LPC, NCC)

About Me

Do you believe that once you trust and obey God, that things will be easier?
Have you been hurt or disappointed by someone in your church?
Does it seem as if you're all alone?

We all have challenges and strife in life. How we approach them has a lot to do with our ability to move forward. When met with hurt and disappointment, I am sustained and encouraged by my faith and belief. I understand that hope and peace of mind are often the base sustainment in difficult and challenging situations. I look forward to assisting those in need of an encouraging word.

My counseling style is an interactive and collaborative approach and developed to meet the unique needs for each individual client needs. I operate from a humanistic approach, utilizing Cognitive, Interpersonal, Psycho-dynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, in addition to others as needed. Understanding that we are all unique, my goal is to assist you with finding the therapeutic technique most beneficial to your success.

"For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you," says the Lord, "plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. James 1:5a


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #65470 (Expires: 2020-11-30)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on May 04, 2019 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 weeks

I came to speak with Yolanda because I am walking through conflict and I need help processing & responding. In working with Yolanda, I have found that she knows how to help you see and address things that have been hindering you. She listens, but she also speaks into your situation, helps you examine your problem and develop ways to tackle it. I have appreciated her real-world insight and support and am making progress in responding to my situation.

Written by B.R. on Feb 14, 2019 after counseling with Yolanda for 10 months

Yolanda is truly an instrument of God. She has helped me through a variety of life challenges, on and off, over the past year. Her wisdom, insight, confidence, and caring manner are remarkable.

Written by B.O. on Sep 03, 2018 after counseling with Yolanda for 1 month

Wonderful experience. She has helped me remember my Christian roots and return to a fuller life in Christ. Thank you, Yolanda

Written by C.I. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 weeks

Very professional. Listens to my needs. Provides adequite advice/services

Written by M.C. on Apr 11, 2018 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 months

Yolanda is encouraging, direct, kind and very knowledgeable with a deep faith and wise words!

Written by V.E. on Mar 26, 2018 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 months

I like working with Ms. Pender. I like that she checks in on me if I don't check in from time to time. Accountability is an attribute I am currently working on and she certainly helps me to understand just how I can tackle this goal. I appreciate the professionalism and boundaries of ethics she applies to her work. Most of all, I appreciate that this site is geared towards principles of faith and she is able to help me work my goals and tasks with a faith centered directive.

Written by M.E. on Mar 25, 2018 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 months

Yolanda has been such an inspiration to me. She has helped me through some of my darkest times by providing words of encouragement, strategies to help me effectively self-reflect, and biblical-based scripture that relates directly to my life situations. She would not only put her effort in 110%, but she would also take the time to reach out to me and follow-up on how I was progressing. I would highly recommend her as a counselor.

Written by R.A. on Mar 13, 2018 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 months

I truly feel that Yolanda understands my perspective. She reminds me to go back to the same coping strategies & truths when I get discouraged. She reminds me of God’s goodness & His ability to do the impossible. She is truly encouraging & I feel I am making progress with her!

Written by H.E. on Feb 19, 2018 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 weeks

Yolanda Pender is the utmost professional counselor, striking an important balance between listener, challenger and encourager. She let me travel at my own pace and offered insights that led me to big revelations about myself. I highly recommend her!

Written by K.I. on Jan 31, 2018 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 weeks

I am having a very good experience with Yolanda so far! She has been very responsive, understanding, and professional. She has been very mindful and respectful towards me and compassionate and caring. She seems very wise, like she will be an excellent Christian counselor and mentor for me. She has been a huge help in my life for Biblical-based guidance. I look forward to continuing my counseling with her.

Written by B.R. on Jan 05, 2018 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 weeks

Yolanda is amazing!

Written by S.H. on Dec 27, 2017 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 weeks

I feel Yolanda is an excellent counselor completely led by the Lord to help hurting people like myself .

Written by C.R. on Nov 22, 2017 after counseling with Yolanda for 2 weeks

Yolanda has the rare gift of combining encouragement and accountability. She is able to give me a perspective on things I would have never realized otherwise. She is a true blessing.