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Yulia Vela-Cadena, LPC
- Georgetown

I am passionate about supporting children, youth, adults, and families in creating a happier and healthier future. My expertise lies in addressing behavioral issues, complex family dynamics and trauma by creating a nurturing and engaging therapeutic environment where everyone can feel safe, understood, and supported. My approach is centered on empowering each child and their family to effectively navigate challenges while helping recognize their potential so they can overcome adversity and achieve personal growth.

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients understand and change the interplay between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This approach, combined with play-based methods for younger clients, ensures therapy is both effective and enjoyable. My practice adheres to trauma-informed principles, focusing on safety, choice, and empowerment. I also adopt a strength-based perspective, highlighting each client’s resilience to foster confidence and optimism.

My clients can expect to gain deeper insights into the interplay of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, helping them to identify and alter unhelpful patterns. We will work together to equip them with practical coping strategies to manage stress, regulate emotions, and respond to challenges more effectively. We'll also work on improving their interpersonal relationships, increasing their resilience, and empowering them to make positive changes. By utilizing play-based methods for younger clients, it ensures that therapy is not only beneficial but also enjoyable and engaging.

I can help!

  • Anger Management / Impulse Disorder

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Bereavement

  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive

  • Depression

  • Family Issues

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Trauma

  • and more...

Treatment Approaches

  • Behavior Modification

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Play Therapy

  • Trauma Focused

  • and more...

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