We sought out Yvette’s help for our 9 year old son because we were at wits end and we were at a loss with how to help him with issues he’d had since toddler age. We thought these things would ease off as he got older and he would “grow out of them” but everything just got worst and was affecting our whole family and his social life. His meltdowns were getting worst and more violent. He could not communicate his emotions at all. He had a lot of anger and frustration and would often take it out on his sister. He was developing obsessive compulsive behaviors. He was struggling to integrate in group settings. He was not able to read situations and understand what level of energy was appropriate. He was very much stuck in his logical brain. It seemed that everywhere we went he was “the challenging/problem child”.
After 7 months of working with Yvette, seeing her once a month and doing the work at home, 5 days a week, about 15 minutes per day, he has developed into a much more emotionally stable boy. His relationship with his father has flourished. He no longer has meltdowns. He is no longer violent with his sister or me (mom). His artistic abilities and interests have grown a lot. He is able to talk about how he feels. He is a happier, more joyful person. He is calmer and able to center himself. We haven’t had much experience in groups yet due to the pandemic but I feel that he now has the tools he needs to build healthy and deep friendships in a group setting. Right from the beginning, he and Yvette had a special connection. She really saw him for who he is and accepted him wholeheartedly. That means a lot to us and I know it means a lot to him as well! I love how patient, loving and kind she always was with him. Thank you for everything Yvette! We are eternally grateful for your presence in our family’s life.