Hi, I’m Yvette, Owner and Therapist at Traveling Light Counseling in Port St. Lucie, FL.  


As a clinician I bring into the room my I empathy, quirkyness, keep it real style, down-to-earth, relatable, kind, knowledgeable, easy to talk to and a great listener; which are all qualities that I truly hope to embody in our work together. 

If you find yourself struggling with any of the relationships in your life you have come to the right therapist because I'm all about relationship and solving the problems of relationship brokenness and pain.


Chaos, pain, unhealthy patterns and toxicity doesn't have to be the means in which you experience your relationships.  There is a better way that doesn't involve you running away, tapping out and giving up. Regardless of where you are in your journey it is my goal to help you find balance, understanding, growth and healing.

You can read more of her personal story HERE.

*Christian Counseling and Online Therapy @ request only

How will I be able to help you?


I work with couples on a wide range of presenting concerns utilizing the Gottman Method for healthy, lasting relationships.  My goal is to create a customized approach for your specific challenges in order to improve the marriage dynamic/relationship and take it from merely surviving to thriving....from disasters to masters!

Pre-martial Packages available!

Romantic Relationship


Thinking Man on Couch

Helping individuals discover the person they were always meant to be as they become the best version of selfin their roles and relationships.  Working through intense emotions, life's transitions, career stress, learning coping skills, and managing their highly sensitive, gifted and perfectionist traits.  

Relationship with Self


My goal with parents and children is to not only help their children/teens on an individual level work through and grow in their current stressor/sturggle, but to teach you the parent how to develop positive behavior in your children, how to react in certain situations, how to take a holistic approach to parenting in order for you to develop a strong, nurturing relationship with them.  Together we will get to the roots of the parent-child relationship and discover how to build a solid foundation for emotional growth, independence, love and respect.

Parent Child Relationship

Parent Coaching


Helping you through the difficulty having to do with learning, relationships, transitioning into adulthood and self-confidence.

Relationship with Life

Teens/Young Adults/College Students


I help both the children and parents in adjusting to the new, ever changing, difficult and draining aspects of divorce and co-parenting through individual, group and family therapy. 

Transitioning from a state of chaos to that of peace. In order that the child(ren) flourish with a heart split between two homes.  I also work with blended families helping them navigate the journey of a new beginning.  

Getting divorced and need a parenting class?  I am an Approved DCF Provider offering in person and online courses.  

Relationship with Children & Ex

Divorce/Blended Family


Helping new parents through the transition after birth and increase satification in their relationship.  

Baby & Marital Relationship

New Parents

1222 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd 

Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952



  • Bachelor's Degree, Elementary   Education

  • Master's Degree, Social Work

License & Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • Gottman Leader

Training Hightlights:

  • Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

  • Behavior Analysis Technician

  • Emotional Parent Coaching

  • Treating Affairs & Trauma with couples

  • Couples & Addiction Recovery 

Let me help you move forward.

Hey I get it! I understand how chaotic life seems right now as I both have lived it and have walked alongside many on their journey to a better, brighter and lighter tomorrow. There is hope in what feels like a hopeless situation, relationship and/or life.  


I can help you begin the start to a new chapter. Even if you are still wrestling with: 

  1. Is counseling really necessary?  

  2. I've been wanting to do this for a while but I just don't know how to start or even where to start.


I can help you!  I make therapy convenient and less overwhelming to fit into your busy life. 


Schedule a time to speak to me at 772-361-8448 or simply book your consultation online now. 


So, what are you waiting for?  Let go and let the adventure begin!!


"It takes a lot more courage to let something go than it does to hang on to it, trying to make it better.  Letting go doesn't mean ignoring a situation.  Letting go means accepting what is, exactly as it is, without fear, resistance, or a struggle for control." ~ Iyanla Vanzant. 

Thank you for taking the time and learning about me and including me on your journey of life.  Clients who work with me appreciate my straightforward and down-to-earth approach!​ I can't promise an outcome as the journey to personal growth is unique.  But, I can promise you'll get a travel companion that will make the journey brighter in order to make the necessary change for a better tomorrow. I look forward to bringing that in our time together.  

Let's Connect!

The best part of what I do is getting to connect with people.  I use social media to share various resources and updates.  Please be one of those people and find me online!

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If your're into the business thing, LinkedIn is good.

If all else fails, just contact me @ 772.361.8448 ext. 702 or yvette@travelinglightcounseling.com

Counseling Can Help!

We are passionate about the work that we do and are 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.  We are confident in you and excited to experience with you the benefits that come with counseling.


1222 SE Port Saint Lucie Blvd, Port Saint Lucie FL 34952

To schedule an appointment and/or consultation, you may call 772-361-8448 ext 1.  You may also email our intake coordinator, in order that we can begin the journey of exploring a brighter tomorrow.

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