Ya’el Chaikind

MPH, MA, LPCC

‣ Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
‣ Master of Arts in Counseling
‣ Master of Public Health
‣ Certified Brainspotting Practitioner

I help people heal trauma, overcome creative and spiritual barriers, and build skills to make life better for themselves, their communities, and our world.

Ya’el Chaikind

MPH, MA, LPCC

‣ Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

‣ Master of Arts in Counseling

‣ Master of Public Health

‣ Certified Brainspotting Practitioner

I help people heal trauma, overcome creative and spiritual barriers, and build skills to make life better for themselves, their communities, and our world.

Welcome!

Let’s discover your path home together.

Chances are, if you are reading this you are seeking a new path, since the old ways no longer work for you. You are looking for change, a new direction, and a guide through the tangled roots of your life.

Trees are the perfect metaphor for this journey. They are strong and stable throughout every season. Trees provide a home for countless creatures large and small, they bend in the wind, and sometimes even topple, making room for new growth. Aspens communicate through miles of root systems. The acorn is fire resistant yet needs flame to germinate new life. I think you get my point!

Like leaves on the tree, the stories that carried you along the path to this point in time are not permanent and forever fixed. I believe you are the expert of your own life and the author of your own story. Together we will bring awareness to that which no longer serves you. Then, whether its trauma, anxiety, or grief…or dissatisfaction with your job, failure to achieve certain dreams, or a yearning for spiritual connection…together we will face the tough stuff and harness the power of your creativity, strengths, and resources so you can discover other paths that you may not even realize are possible.

Experience living life in brand new ways as new stories emerge. You can count upon a respectful and collaborative relationship with me, in a safe space to express yourself freely. It is your responsibility to show up, be fully engaged, and make choices to bring about the changes you seek in your life, in your own time and in your own way. Our shared goal is improving the quality of your life!

Brainspotting

Blending nonviolent communication and narrative skills to expand capability in communication, leadership, creative and memoir writing, vocation, and 
self-development.

Group Training

Blending nonviolent communication and narrative skills to expand capability in communication, leadership, creative and memoir writing, vocation, and self-development.

Book Counseling

Find and express your voice, harness the power of your inner critic, overcome creative obstacles, and write that book or memoir.

How Can I Help You?

Benefits of Working Together

  • Reduction of presenting symptoms
  • Greater ability to cope with stress and
    work through difficulties
  • Better management of emotions
  • Improved relationships, communication,
    and leadership skills
  • Greater sense of self-esteem, progess, and purpose
  • Achievement of writing goals
  • Increased connection with spirituality
  • An overall sense of wellbeing

Key areas of focus as a counselor:

  • Trauma, including Generational & Cultural
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Creativity
  • Spirituality
  • Vocation

Key areas of focus as a trainer:

  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Narrative-based

"Ya'el and brainspotting are a powerful combination for personal transformation.”

– Linda L., Playwright

“In two brainspotting sessions you have done more for me than three years of psychotherapy. I never would have expected this. Thank you, thank you.”

– Sue B., Communications Director

“Ya’el is a very skilled and compassionate listening presence.”

– Tara S., International Group Facilitator

“Ya’el is exceptional in her ability to pave the way for trusted and positive relationships with her clients.”

-Erin T., Therapist

“Our sessions gave me freedom from a very ancient trauma that was trapped in my body. This was the final piece to the puzzle, which set me free.”

-Nancy P., Naprapathic Practitioner

“Ya’el is unfailingly compassionate and empathic.”

-Dennis Bumgarner, Therapist

“After working with Ya’el, I learned that I have a wise voice inside that can guide me through just about anything.”

– Bonnie C., Life Coach

Contact Ya’el

Thank you for reaching out! Please complete the form below and I will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours during weekdays.

Considering becoming a new client? Let me know in the message box. I’ll contact you to schedule a complimentary 15-minute session to answer questions and discuss your goals.