Yvette Currie of San Diego, CA provides counseling for athletes, military families, and individuals. She counsels those in relationship distress, whether it be teammates, significant others, or coworkers.
Among other empirically validated treatment modalities, she utilizes EMDR, to to work with trauma. She is also an adjunct faculty professor with National University.
Prior to San Diego, Yvette Currie spent 3 years in Yokosuka, Japan, working with US military families. There, she initiated a pilot program with her therapy dog, Bear. He was a resounding success with the service members and the staff and the first, ever, for any Fleet and Family Support Center in the world. Therapeutic issues tackled included extra marital affairs, trauma, depression, suicidality, anger, domestic violence, porn addiction, and alcohol dependence.
While in Japan, Yvette provided psycho educational training for sexual assault victim advocates, the domestically violent/violated, incoming recruits, Sea Bees, and the ombudsmen. As a member of the crisis intervention team, Yvette was called upon to respond to disaster and tragedy, including assisting with crisis management, during the 2011 Japan tsunami/earthquake/radiation disasters. She also responded to the 2004 Cedar Fires in San Diego.
Prior to Japan, Yvette worked in a variety of non profit settings, including providing both psychodynamic and process group work to the San Diego YWCA. In addition, Yvette worked with the Grossmont Union School District, providing her services to Chaparral and Homestead High School students. Yvette found these populations to be incredibly rich, rewarding, and enjoyable.
Among other issues, Yvette addressed homelessness, drug dependence, severe mental illness, and domestic violence, assisting adolescents with conduct disorders, mood disorders, drug and alcohol dependence, and gang affiliations.