Ianka Geraldino

Clinical Intern-Fluent in English and Spanish

Ianka is empathetic, caring, multiculturally sensitive, and passionate about working with all culturally diverse clients. She is invested to deliver the most effective and supportive environment where clients can feel safe and acquire the trust that is essential to succeed within the therapeutic relationship. She can provide therapy to individuals, groups, couples and families that want to achieve their ultimate goals. Meeting the needs of clients by tailoring their specific needs, will enable growth and development. She believes that seeking therapy is a sign that you want to achieve your ultimate goals. 

Ianka is interested in applying a variety of therapeutic interventions including a Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Expressive Arts Therapy, and Adlerian therapy. Her passion for working with clients regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, and others has no bounds. While growing up, she was surrounded by families that were facing all kinds of mental health problems and there was always a desire in her to help and to navigate the difficult struggles that human beings can face. She is proud of being in the field of counseling and advocating for mental health in her community. 

Ianka  has worked in the fields of Administration, Human Resources, Finances, Sales, Human development conference organizer, Youth Ministries, Foodbank, Disaster emergency response, and in the educational setting. Additionally, she is a certified Psychological first aid provider. She is thrilled to embark on this amazing experience and feels very grateful for the opportunity to learn from the amazing staff at YFC. 

Ianka is the mother of five children and in her free time enjoys arts, reading, walking, cycling, sports, volunteering, listening to music, cooking, and traveling. 

Education 

MS in Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling - Walden University, Minnesota, MN 

MA in Global Marketing - Universidad UNAM, Mexico 

BS in Business Administration with a major in Accounting - Universidad Technological Santiago, Dominican Republic.