About Yolonda Bledsoe, MSW, LCSW
Ms. Bledsoe knows that while everyone has a story, a person’s difficult experiences do not have to define who they are. She loves being able to provide a space for individuals to gain support and encouragement around emotions and experiences that they may have felt uncomfortable sharing in other spaces. It is her hope that her clients’ therapy experiences foster self- empowerment, healthy communication and ownership of emotions. Approaching therapy openly and creatively, she makes every effort to individualize and humanize the therapy experience for each person. Focusing on collaboration, creativity and self-expression when working with clients, Yolonda often utilizes music in sessions or helps people create useful affirmations. She is an advocate for the people she works with, giving them the resources and tools needed for their empowerment. Likewise, she is dedicated to social engagement and to fostering supportive, diverse spaces and communities. Ms. Bledsoe is experienced working with children, adolescents, individuals and families and is trained in a variety of mindcare modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Family-Centered Treatment (FCT).
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Parent/Child Concerns
- LGBTQ+ Care
- Postpartum Depression
- PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
Education & Certifications
– Master of Social Work from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC
– Bachelor s in Psychology from Peace College in Raleigh, NC
– Certified in Mental Health First Aid training
– Certified in CPR and First Aid
– Member of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
– Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
February 25, 2021
Yolonda is fantastic. I was nervous about my first appointment and whether I would be able to open up and feel comfortable diving into therapy with someone new via telehealth. She creates and maintains a safe and welcoming environment where I was able to be reflective and honest about what is challenging me. I am excited to continue working with her.
February 19, 2021
Dr.B was awesome >)
January 13, 2021
Professionalism, attentive listener, interspersed in my overall well-being.
January 11, 2021
She is just awesome!!
January 8, 2021
Yolanda has helped me make progress towards a more balanced attitude, in a year, with many stressful situations. she is easy to speak with, realistic, and has a wide variety of ideas/tools.
December 29, 2020
Overall, I'm very comfortable and satisfied with the care I'm receiving.
November 4, 2020
I have really, really benefitted from my counseling through MindPath. Thank you so much.
October 30, 2020
I enjoy all my sessions with Ms. Bledsoe. She is attentive and very insightful. I feel at ease and overall much better since seeing Ms. Bledsoe.
October 29, 2020
Ms. Bledsoe was very professional, patient, an extremely good listener, and interested in life situations that I ve been dealing with! Ms. Bledsoe made me feel very comfortable in our session! I felt very supported, as I discussed various topics!