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Serenidad Counseling LLC

Yessica Lawson Gonzalez, LCSW

Hello! My name is Yessica Lawson and I am a dedicated BIPOC Mental Health Therapist. With profound respect for diverse backgrounds, I provide a safe space for healing and growth. Specializing in culturally sensitive approaches, I am committed to fostering resilience and empowering individuals to navigate their unique mental health journey. Let's embark on this path together, embracing the strength within our shared narratives. Whether you are struggling with life changes, depression or mood disorders, grief, or relationship issues I am here to help.


I specialize in:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders 

  • Self Harm/Suicidal Ideation

  • Life Transitions

  • Parenting (no judgement here) 

  • Relationship Issues

  • Trauma

  • Women's Issues

Mental Health Services

I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have trained in a range of modalities from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Immigration Services

Certified to conduct Immigration Mental Health Evaluations.
  • VAWA
  • Extreme Hardship
  • U-Visa
  • Asylum
Area of Expertise
Holding Hands

 Treatment Modalities 


Your well-being is my ultimate concern. Since 2020, I have provided patients a wide range of psychological and counseling services to suit their needs. Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family looking for help - my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process. Take a look at the services I offer, and get in touch with me today.


Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT my main role is to help individuals identify their thoughts and behaviors, specifically regarding their relationships, surroundings, and life, so that they can influence those thoughts and behaviors for the better. This modality is often used with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and/or mood disorders.


Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of CBT. Main goals of DBT are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others. This modality is used commonly to treat self destructive behaviors like addictions, eating disorder, and/or self harm.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). Shapiro’s (2001) Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution.

Psychologist Session

Contact Us

Currently accepting new clients. Feel free to reach out to learn more about services, fees, and/or resources.

Tel: 574--205-9472

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