Yael VanGruber Counseling Services

Yael VanGruber Counseling Services

5.0 (34)
Best of 2019
45 hires on Thervo
5 employees
21 years in business

About this pro

I was born with a natural talent for helping others. I was the one that from an early age people were drawn to naturally as I was a good listener who knew how to solve problems, as early as I remember myself I could be counted on to “be there” for my friends and classmates. Later on in high school, my teachers discovered my psychological benefits and recomend me to become a tutor, mentor, peer counselor and counselor-in-training at summer camps which I did and experienced all. My education background & Experiemnce of over 20 years is in Psychology, Comminication & Relationship.  

We can often feel as though we are getting pulled in different directions. Life is full of amazing new developments, as well as stressful choices and struggles to remain balanced. Sometimes we get in our own way. This can be due to lack of confidence, difficult relationships, or our own clouded perceptions. Individual counseling can be effective in helping people make healthy choices and positive life changes while serving as a guide through difficult life transitions. Whether you’ve hit a rough patch or just don’t feel quite yourself, seeking out professional counseling can help with:

Individual & Couple Relationship, Depression, Anxiety ,Trauma ,Managing Stress, Life Transition, Low Self-Esteem ,Greif and Loss,  Communication Skills, Family & Marriage Conseling Relationship.

Yael  trusts in the human ability to grow, even when faced with obstacles. During times of personal questioning or struggle, Yael relies on the counseling process to elicit the best forms of self-reflexivity in order to prosper. She believes answers to our problems reside within us. Yael utilizes her experience and compassion for the potential of human growth to collaboratively assist with a variety of life challenges and changes. 

"I started seeing Yael at the hardest and darkest time of my life. She helped me to identify and understand my depression, my anger, and my pain. She made me feel that there was someone that understood what I was going through and that there was someone on my side when I truly felt the most alone. From all the different things that she helped me deal with - miscarriage, sickness, loss of identity, isolation - the greatest thing she taught me was how to help me to communicate my feelings and my needs to my husband and family. I can't thank Yael enough for what she did for me and my family."

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Addison, TX 75001
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34 Reviews


  • Presleigh W.

    She’s really great. Helps a ton

  • Presleigh W.

  • Philip C.

    I am proud to have known Yael for the last 6 months. She is one of the kindest and most knowledgeable counselors I know. She truly cares about others and has made helping others her life's passion. If you even think you need to talk to someone, Yael are there for you! Highly Recommended! Like

  • Stephanie M.

    Yael VanGruber is a very caring counselor that goes beyond her way to help her clients. She happily replies back to your text messages and is very attentive whenever you need her. She listens and gives uplifting advice without judgement. Her optimism is contagious and it's always a pleasure talking with her. I look forward to booking more sessions with her. Overall I highly recommend.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

 As I get to know my clients, I listen for their values and dreams. More often than not these have been cast aside from consciousness by generalized labels and normative ways of evaluating and measuring the self. While the medical model of therapy can often leave people feeling powerless over their diagnoses, narrative therapy offers a paradigm shift, a change in perspective made possible by a foundational premise that separates people from their problems, rather than ascribing labels that can be shaming. I believe that there is a world of possibility that lives in people’s histories and life experiences. My intention is to attend to multi-faceted conversations that allow people to tell their stories, thereby expanding the way they see themselves and clarifying both what they stand for and how they choose to navigate through the world. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Counselors on Yael VanGruber Counseling Services are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of them have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice. While their experience, expertise and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 2,000 hours of hands-on experience.

My Education is in Psychology, Spiritual Wisdom & life experience for more than 20 years of counseling for couples, individual  as being their proffesional therapist.

My mission and passion is to provide my clients tools/ways to solve their problems by guiding them to choose the right path for themselves in order to keep them happy and healthy. 

Once we identify the patterns of behavior and thinking that are causing you problems, we'll come up with a plan for how to change them. Each time we meet, we'll talk about what's working and what isn't, and I'll give you concrete tools you can take home and practice with between sessions, so you're always making progress-even when I'm not around.

How did you get started in this business?

I have started my business out of passion and compassion heart solving all my freinds and family problems. 

What types of customers have you worked with?

Couples, Individuals ( women, Men & Children) Families,

Basicaly anyone that needed my help. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

 "Yael has made a powerful impact on the lives of both myself and my husband both independently as well as collectively. she has counseled us through a major storm in our relationship and we feel that we have now attached to one another as never before. Our marriage is so worth the hard work we have been through and what we have gained from our counseling experience is priceless. We are forever grateful to Yael VanGruber for her remarkable gift as a highly skilled counselor and we have been truly blessed by her skills. We both highly recommend her to anyone." Patricia R.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Relationship Counseling Can Help You Become a Better Communicator 

 Therapy can be a gratifying and life-altering solution for those who are looking to move on from negative relationships. I’ve seen many clients go on to forge healthy, rewarding connections with others and believe that healing is possible for you too. In therapy you’ll find a safe space where you’ll be free to discuss your emotions, thoughts and experiences without the fear of judgment or shame. You’ll have a professional, supportive therapist at your side who has the knowledge, expertise and experience to help.  

In relationship counseling sessions, we’ll take an in-depth look at your relationship struggles, identify any negative patterns of behavior and take a course of action to remedy your particular issues. I can teach you ways to become more assertive and to set appropriate boundaries with others. By not keeping emotions bottled up inside or feeling taken advantage of by others, you can begin to improve self-esteem, practice better self care and set the groundwork for having future healthy relationships. In sessions, I can also help you learn to read nonverbal communication cues, such as body language and facial expressions. We can utilize role-playing exercises to help you visualize and practice verbalizing your needs, frustrations and perspectives in ways that are healthy and effective. By learning healthier communication skills, you can stop being trampled on by romantic partners or becoming overly reactive whenever you feel hurt, criticized or vulnerable. In addition, I’ll encourage you to adopt healthy coping skills that you can draw from whenever relationship difficulties arise. By valuing, respecting and taking care of yourself, you can break the cycle of destructive relationships and attract friends and partners who will treat you with compassion and understanding.  I’ve seen many people find healing through the use of my therapy, and I believe that healing is possible for you too. Through relationship counseling, it’s possible to feel comfortable in your own skin, increase your self-esteem and learn to honor your needs, hopes and desires.    You can defiantly have the rewarding relationships you always wanted and experience more harmony, balance and joy in your life.  

  You don’t have to continue alienating friends and coworkers or repeating past relationship mistakes. To find out more about relationship counseling or to ask any questions about my practice or approach.

 please call (214)219-7777.  I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation.   

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

  Are Your Friendships, Relationships and Interactions With Coworkers Constantly On The Fray?  

Do you and your partner incessantly yell, argue and bicker?  

Do you have difficulty getting along with others, explode in anger as a rule rather than an exception and repeatedly burn bridges with friends, family members and colleagues?  

Do you spend more time taking care of your partner’s needs than you do taking care of yourself? 

 Are you chronically single or recently separated and worry that you’ll never have a healthy relationship? 

 Do you yearn to have rewarding, fulfilling connections with others, but fear you’re inherently flawed? 

 Relationships can provide us with joy, love and connectedness. However, they can also cause a great deal of pain and frustration. Perhaps you’re currently in a romantic relationship and are struggling to get along with your partner. You and your partner may constantly yell, criticize and belittle each other, causing you to wonder whether a divorce or breakup is just around the corner.

Alternatively, you may be single and wondering why you can’t maintain a long-term partnership. At night you might cry yourself to sleep, worrying that you’ll be single for life.

In the past, you might have settled for a partner who was plagued by personal problems, including struggles with depression, anxiety, addiction or anger management issues.

You may have felt personally responsible for solving your partner’s problems, but lost your sense of dignity and self respect in the process. 

 Conversely, you may be the partner who struggles with anger. You might be easily offended and explode at those closest to you, which leads to feelings of guilt and a long string of apologies. Perhaps your worst fear is that your anger will really get out of control, causing you to get arrested, fired from your job or hurt someone you love.

You may be longing for healthy, fulfilling interactions with others, but fear that you’re doomed to live a life of solitude.