Everyone needs to unpack & talk

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A boutique Counseling Practice centrally located in Port Saint Lucie with down to earth staff passionate about serving.  We provide individual, couples, family and group counseling in virtual office space that gives you that at home feeling.  

Counseling Can Help!



A joint process between me and you working on your goals in order to inspire change or improve quality of life.  Together we will overcome whatever obstacles negatively impacting your well-being in this season of life.  I may be especially helpful when the “presenting problem” is directly connected to your relationship with self and others. 



Gottman Method Couples Therapy (GMCT): GMCT begins with a thorough assessment period followed by goal-oriented interventions and exercises designed to help couples break through gridlock and achieve intimacy. My goal is to help you achieve deeper connection and to ensure that your relationship can go the distance with a lifetime of love.  


Family Therapy

Together I work with the family unit to help children and parents alike travel the path of healing, growth and peace.  Family therapy can come in various forms such as blended family transitions, New Parent transitions and complex kids.



A wide range of services that can include Premarital Counseling Workshops and Private Sessions, Bringing Baby Home Workshops, 7 Principles Program for Couples, and Parenting Classes.  

Yvette E. McDonald

Therapist | Writer | Professor

I am passionate about the work that I do and am honored to come alongside you in your journey as a counselor, guide and teacher.  Helping you unpack everything and anything that hinders you, widening your perspective, and helping you have a solid sense of self.  I am confident in you and excited to experience with you the benefits that come with counseling.


Lets Get Started

We love being invited unto your journey.  Helping you unpack, offload and find insight in order to travel through life a little lighter and as the best version of self.  


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Low Cost Consult



"I feel very lucky to have found Yvette as my counselor.Thank you Yvette for helping me grow and make the changes I want to make. You really are making a difference with all of the techniques you bring to the table!" ~adult client

Welcome to a home away from home in the heart of Port St. Lucie easily accessible from Jensen Beach and Palm City. In the waiting room you'll find healthy snacks, comfortable seating and something to read.  In the rooms, you will find additional comfortable couches and a warm comfortable safe environment.  


We'd love to hear from you


Phone & Fax: 772.361.8448

Fax: 772.4924478

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We are here to help you gain perspective, insight and clarity for a lighter tomorrow

Traveling Light Counseling  INC  |    1222 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952  |  772-361-8448   |    All rights reserved


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