Yessica Avancena, LMFT, MBA

Psychologist/Therapist located in Bakersfield, CA

About Yessica Avancena

Yessica Avancena, MBA, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in children, adults and blended family structures. She is also the current Division CEO of Aspire Behavioral Health which provides Intensive Outpatient Treatment services to both adolescents and adults in a 3 or 5 day program. Her work experience includes both private clinical practice and County Mental Health/Hospital roles where she was in leadership and management. She is a psychotherapist that is UCLA-trained in Mindfulness Application Practices which have been shown to be effective to treat ADHD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders as well as overall stress reduction. She has received additional training in the areas of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which utilizes awareness and mindfulness concepts along with progressive relaxation and guided meditation techniques for symptom reduction. Trained in alternative healing methods such as guided meditation, essential oils, and Reiki healing energy, she uses an empathetic and client-centered approach to change which meets the individual where they are for a holistic approach to healing. She is bilingual in Spanish and bi-cultural with extensive knowledge of Hispanic culture.

Graduate School

Pepperdine University- Bachelor’s in Science – International Business Administration

University of LaVerne – Master’s in Business Administration

National University – Master’s in Counseling Psychology

UCLA – Certification in Training in Mindfulness Facilitation

Specialization

  • Mindfulness Application Practices and Facilitation
  • Guided Meditation/ Progressive Relaxation
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Blended Families Systems
  • Reiki Level II Practitioner

Languages

Spanish, English 

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Yessica Avancena, MBA, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in children, adults and blended family structures. She is also the current Division CEO of Aspire Behavioral Health which provides Intensive Outpatient Treatment services to both adolescents and adults in a 3 or 5 day program. Her work experience includes both private clinical practice and County Mental Health/Hospital roles where she was in leadership and management. She is a psychotherapist that is UCLA-trained in Mindfulness Application Practices which have been shown to be effective to treat ADHD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders as well as overall stress reduction. She has received additional training in the areas of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which utilizes awareness and mindfulness concepts along with progressive relaxation and guided meditation techniques for symptom reduction. Trained in alternative healing methods such as guided meditation, essential oils, and Reiki healing energy, she uses an empathetic and client-centered approach to change which meets the individual where they are for a holistic approach to healing. She is bilingual in Spanish and bi-cultural with extensive knowledge of Hispanic culture.

Graduate School

Pepperdine University- Bachelor’s in Science – International Business Administration

University of LaVerne – Master’s in Business Administration

National University – Master’s in Counseling Psychology

UCLA – Certification in Training in Mindfulness Facilitation

Specialization

Languages

Spanish, English 


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At Psychiatric Wellness Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. At Psychiatric Wellness Center we are currently accepting Medicare insurances. At Psychiatric Wellness Center, we are currently accepting private insurances or self-pay. Please contact one of our offices (661-323-6410 or 661-431-1555) if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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Aetna PPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Beacon Health Strategies
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
Blue Shield MHSA
Blue Shield of California PPO
CHAMP VA
GEHA PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Magellan Health
Managed Health Network (MHN)
Tricare
United Healthcare
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