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Yesenia Villalta

Yesenia Villalta

Healer.Educator. Coach


I'm a Healer, Educator and Coach. As a 1st generation, latinx womyn with 10 years of experience in Social Work, I examine and challenge myths and narratives that no longer serve my clients. Through Therapy, I help survivors overcome past traumas. As a Coach, I empower and guide my clients to owning themselves FULLY to...




Working and living in it: I promote healing while emPOWERing commUNITY.
Career medium 06

Clinical Alternatives, P.C.

Family Counselor, LMHP-E

-Conduct client diagnostic assessments to identify needs for services for Medicaid approval
-Collaborate with clinical supervisor as well as other disciplines to meet client needs
-Provide mental health support services to adults experiencing distress due to mental illness
-Address behavioral issues with children and families through individual and family therapy in the home
-Prepare written service plans (ISPs) including input from client and involved service providers
-Link clients to community resources, i.e. financial resources, health services & employment resources
-Researched and assessed agency for cultural competency to improve & expand service delivery
-Founded the first Hispanic Outreach Team in efforts to address gaps in access to services among the Latino population


Cultivate Love

Founder, Owner

Are you finding yourself feeling lost, disconnected, excelling everywhere on the "outside", but on the inside feeling empty and wanting more? You're a boss bitch, but inside you're tiring of feeling depleted and the imposter syndrome is a bitch!

As a Licensed Therapist and Life Coach, I help you connect with yourself fully and unapologetically to show up in the world!

Department of Veterans Affairs


-Collaborated and consulted with physicians and team for coordination of care
-Screened patient charts thoroughly and conduct patient assessments to identify psychosocial needs.
-Engaged in discharge planning with patient, medical proxy and family member, medical team
-Adhered to agency protocols and submit psychosocial assessments and interdisciplinary care plans
-Provided patient education services regarding advanced directives and living wills as well as community resource education.

Career medium 02
Career medium 02

Hilliard House

BSW Intern

-Created an Agency Resource Manual to assist staff, interns, and clients
-Organized and co-facilitated a short-term activities group for the children at Hilliard House
-Generated and updated a recreational Calendar of events for the residents and peers
-Researched and developed an age appropriate conflict-resolution group for adolescents


Clinical Alternatives, P.C.


-Co-facilitated adolescent psycho educational group
-Performed individual and family intervention
-Conducted client assessment for eligibility and need of services
-Attended weekly clinical supervision

Career medium 05
Career medium 04

YWCA of Richmond

Residential PRN

-Handled and processed intakes assessments for services
-Responsible for reinforcing house policies and procedures
-Assisted domestic violence survivors in creating a safety plan
-Provided information and referrals to community service agencies


Vinci Center

VCU Da Vinci Center Intern

-Developed a business plan for a women's enterprise center
-Coordinated focus groups and surveys of women entrepreneurs
-Participated in Community Outreach
-Gathered primary and secondary marketing research for women entrepreneurs

Career medium 02
Career medium 03

Kids in Focus, Inc

Peer Counselor, Intern

Facilitated several groups for House I ( kids house ages 5-12)
-Assisted the therapist with sessions, including creating social / history reports
-Completed in-home interviews to assess if the children were appropriate for the program
-Performed weekly supervisions with assigned peers and kept meticulous contact notes


YWCA of Richmond

Hospital Accompaniment Volunteer

-Provided crisis support to survivors
-Responsible for at least one 12-hour on-call shift each month
-Report to hospital for survivors of domestic violence & primarily sexual assaults
-Provided information & referrals and provided documentation

Career medium 05
Career medium 01

Women Domestic Violence Program

Shelter Supervisor, Volunteer

-Developed safety plans with hotline callers
-Ensured safety and security of the safe house and the clients
-Performed assessments and determined residential eligibility
-Answered and recorded all administrative calls in log and VAData system


J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Certificate, Substance Abuse Counseling Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

BSW, Social Work

Northern Virginia Community College

A.S, General Studies

Barry University

MSW, Social Work