About Me

Tricia R. Yavitz LMHC, IADC, NCC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy.

With over 15 years experience working in the mental health field, and as a graduate of Drake University specializing in clinical mental health counseling, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are grief/loss, depression, trauma, anxiety, life changes, first responder issues, addiction, and LGBTQ+ issues.

I have also presented at conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of mental health and aging, self-care, and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ clients.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


-MS Drake University

-BA Drake University

License & Certifications

- Licensed Mental Health Counselor

- International Drug & Alcohol Counselor

- National Certified Counselor

Professional Activities and Memberships

-Member of the Polk County Mental Health Response Team

- Member of the American Counseling Association

-Member of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling

-Member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association