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Yvette Duarte, MFT

Yvette Duarte

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Yvette is Owner of Awake DBT, Inc. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Therapist (TM) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR), certified. Yvette received her intensive training in the DBT PE (Prolonged Exposure) Protocol for PTSD in 2018.

Yvette has over 20 years of extensive experience in providing psychotherapy to adults, children and families in community-based settings such as domestic violence shelters, supported housing, outpatient mental health services and homeless shelters. Yvette has also provided trainings on DBT and art therapy at various agencies in the bay area.

Yvette is also one of the contributing authors of the book DBT-informed Art Therapy in Practice edited by Susan Clark.

Yvette enjoys creating art, hiking, and spending time with her husband and fur babies.

Yvette contributed a chapter to Dbt-informed Art Therapy in Practice: Skillful Means in Action.