Grand Blanc Therapy

About Me
Yvonne Makidon, Ph.D., LMSW, LMFT, CST, CAADC

I have lived in Genesee County my entire life. I am a social worker having received my MSW from Michigan State University. I hold a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT and the CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor) registration for the State of Michigan and I am also an AASECT certified sex therapist (CST).

About My Therapy

I have a desire to help couples and families experience themselves and
each other in ways that are healthy and dynamic. I work hard to make sure that I understand the needs of those I serve while providing therapy that is informed by your values. I look at the challenges that may bring you to therapy as symptoms of a biological/psychological/social breakdown.

I have experience working with people of all ages and a variety of issues in my work with families, couples, individuals and children. My specialization includes working with "parts" using the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz. This model of therapy works with your "parts" that get triggered by situations and people.

I have advanced experience and training in IFS but it does not limit my
ability to work with other - more general issues, such as: depression,
anxiety, substance abuse and any of the other issues listed on my Services page.