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Yvette Duarte, MFT

Yvette Duarte

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Yvette is Chief Operating Officer(COO)/cofounder 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 continues her education and receives ongoing DBT consultation with Shari Manning, Ph.D and art therapy consultation with Rosine Ferber, Ph.D., MFT, ATR-BC. 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. She also has experience working in crises management targeted at risk populations. Yvette has also provided numerous trainings on DBT and art therapy at various agencies in the bay area.

Yvette graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy (MA).