“Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.”--E.V.

About Yesim

On a Personal Note

I’m a Midwestern girl from Michigan, who after having lived in multiple states, has found her forever home in Colorado. I have always had a great affinity for nature, and being so close to the mountains and wilderness has been a great blessing. For me self-care is very important, and when I’m not spending time with my family, friends and animals, I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, yoga, climbing, hiking and travelling! My philosophy is to work hard and play hard as I believe that striving to find balance in life, though tricky, is crucial to creating happiness and finding inner peace within ourselves.

My path to becoming a therapist feels like quite the natural evolution. I have always been drawn to the human experience and have a deep respect for each person’s unique story and journey. As a child I was often told I was “too sensitive”, as if this was a sign of weakness. Yet, over time I’ve come to realize what a gift this truly was. I love that I am capable of feeling and experiencing life so deeply. I’ve also found that my heightened sensitivity to others’ pain has really lent itself to my career as a counselor. Not only do empathy and compassion come naturally to me, but I believe these qualities have really enabled me to connect with my clients on a deeper level. As human beings we all suffer, yet, I am always in awe of people’s strength and capacity for growth and resiliency.


On a Professional Note

I have worked in the mental health field for over 13 years now, gaining rich, valuable experience and knowledge through the various counseling positions I have held. I’ve worked as a child and family therapist at Aspen Pointe, an EAP therapist through Centura Health, an Academic Year Counselor at CSU’s Counseling Center and as a Mental Health Specialist at the Connections Program through the Health District of Northern Larimer County. Most recently, I have had the privilege of working as a private practitioner in the community. The latter has been a dream of mine for many years and I feel grateful that I am now able to share my experience and expertise with those who choose to honor me with their trust and presence.

In my practice I help clients with a number of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction and life transitions. Although I have experience with many mental health concerns, my specialties and passions lie most with trauma, grief and loss, and women’s issues. After having completed my EMDR training, I was absolutely amazed at this treatment’s ability to help heal painful memories and experiences. I use EMDR quite frequently with clients and I continue to be impressed with its very promising results. It is my hope that by working together, we can collaboratively address your needs and concerns and ultimately achieve your goals towards wellness.

Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Kalamazoo College; Master’s in Counseling Psychology (MA) – Pacific University
  • Level I and Level II EMDR Practitioner
  • Currently working towards my EMDRIA Certification and CAC II (Certification in Addiction Counseling)

Get in Touch

You may send a message, call or email me for additional information or to schedule an appointment. I offer a free 15-20 minute phone consultation to give us a chance to connect and see if we may be a good therapeutic fit.

Please note that email is not considered a confidential form of communication, and therefore, personal details should not be shared over electronic messages but rather over the phone or in person.

Days


Tuesday & Thursday by appointment


Contact


155 W Harvard St, Ste 102, Fort Collins

(970) 305-5042

yesimsaldivia@gmail.com

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”--unknown