About me

I would like to give you a brief description of myself as a therapist and the nature of the therapy that I provide.
It is also my intent to help you understand the therapeutic relationship so that you might fully understand the services you
will be receiving. I have a master’s degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University. I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist in Washington, California, North Carolina, and New Mexico. I have 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist, and have trained in several treatment modalities.

I work from an integrative perspective, emphasizing the therapeutic relationship and cognitive-behavioral techniques. My approach involves getting a clear sense of my clients’ main goals, and then matching therapeutic techniques to best fit these goals. Most importantly, I always work with you to figure out what approach you’ll respond to best and what makes the most sense specifically for you.

I have worked extensively with the military and the special operations community. I have also lived and worked with many Native Tribes throughout North America. I am a certified yoga/meditation instructor, as well as a trainer on the seminar circuit for the integration of Holistic Treatment in Healthcare. Most importantly though, I believe in humanity’s natural gravitation towards healing and growth.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 3

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


CA LCSW 68367

WA LICSW LW00008005


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Yonna Swingholm. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Yonna for 7 months

Yonna has done a wonderful job working with my teen daughter over the last year. I'm so thankful for her and the connection and trust she has built with my kid. She has really come to her own with self compassion and confidence.

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Yonna for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and lgbt

She is very nice, helpful, and insightful.

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Yonna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Hands down best, kindest therapist!

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Yonna for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Yonna so far has been very understanding and objective. I’m not one to open up easily, but she makes it easy.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Yonna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

My husband did not want therapy. He did it for me. Yonna got him to open up and it is already helping us so much after only two sessions. I also really appreciate that she gives both of us things to work on. She sees both sides and is helping us to understand eachother. She is tough and real. It is exactly what we needed.

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Yonna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Yonna really helped me navigate some important issues with family and relationships. She provided useful tools and insights from a different lens in a kind and caring manner. I recommend.

Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Yonna for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Yonna has been an excellent help. Great therapist, I highly recommend.

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Yonna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Yonna is great at listening and providing feedback. She has offered insights that have been accurate and kind.

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Yonna for 2 weeks

I am SO thankful for finding someone who is available to offer help. All local therapist are not accepting new patients because they are so overloaded! Yonna has been a God send! Thank you Yonna!

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Yonna for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Yonna is helping us first identify our issues so we can do our best to work on them while being realistic at the very steep uphill battle we face.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Yonna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, grief, and compassion fatigue

It felt especially comforting to know I was specifically picked out by her due to the combination of my history, essay and listed issues. The sessions few as they can often feel at times have been of help each time and I have a bit of hope for my self thanks to them.

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