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    I am invested in a theoretical orientation that emphasizes a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health.

    About me

    Yashica brings 12 years of clinical knowledge and experience. Her theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. Her goal is to meet her clients personal experience with empathy and to support them in your journey toward wholeness.

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    Mental Health During COVID-19

    COVID-19 Therapeutic Updates:

    During this time of heightened awareness of the novel Coronavirus.


    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.


    The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.


    The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).


    To deliver on this promise, Here at Smash RX, I, will be taking additional measures to minimize exposure and prevent unnecessary risk while staying clinically available to serve the therapeutic needs of the community effective immediately by:

    1. I will be offering virtual/telehealth sessions, emotional and therapeutic groups, in addition, to Face to Face sessions for young adults between the age of 13 - 25 years old.
    2. YOU MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT. If you are more than 15-mins late to your appointment you will be rescheduled..
    3. All patrons will be subject to a mandatory temperature check prior to coming into the office. Any client with a low grade fever reading 99.3F or higher will be turned away. 
    4. All group therapy session will be moved to virtual. 
    5. We will be implementing the following safety and disinfect practices:
    • All surfaces will be properly cleaned with 70% alcohol-based disinfectants after each therapeutic session.
    • Everyone must wear a mask
    • Everyone must adhere to the CDC guidelines of 6 - 7 feet of social distance at all times while in the office.
    • All patrons are subject to a mandatory temperature check prior to coming into our office. Any client with a low grade fever reading 99.3F or higher will have their appointment cancelled and patient will be shifted to telehealth/virtual sessions.

    Public Health is urging everyone to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

    What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?


    Both isolation and quarantine are methods of preventing the spread of COVID-19.


    Quarantine is used for anyone who is a contact of someone infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, whether the infected person has symptoms or not. Quarantine means that you remain separated from others because you have been exposed to the virus and you may be infected and can take place in a designated facility or at home. For COVID-19, this means staying in the facility or at home for 14 days.


    Isolation is used for people with COVID-19 symptoms or who have tested positive for the virus. Being in isolation means being separated from other people, ideally in a medically facility where you can receive clinical care. If isolation in a medical facility is not possible and you are not in a high-risk group of developing severe disease, isolation can take place at home. If you have symptoms, you should remain in isolation for at least 10 days plus an additional 3 days without symptoms. If you are infected and do not develop symptoms, you should remain in isolation for 10 days from the time you test positive.


    To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:

    • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
    • Maintain at least 6 feet distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
    • Stay home if you feel unwell.
    • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
    • Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

    What should I do if I have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19?


    If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you may become infected, even if you feel well. After exposure to someone who has COVID-19, do the following:

    • Call your health care provider or COVID-19 hotline to find out where and when to get a test.
    • Cooperate with contact-tracing procedures to stop the spread of the virus.
    • If testing is not available, stay home and away from others for 14 days.
    • While you are in quarantine, do not go to work, to school or to public places. Ask someone to bring you supplies.
    • Keep at least a 6 feet distance from others, even from your family members.
    • Wear a medical mask to protect others, including if/when you need to seek medical care.
    • Clean your hands frequently.
    • Stay in a separate room from other family members, and if not possible, wear a medical mask.
    • Keep the room well-ventilated.
    • If you share a room, place beds at least 6 feet apart.
    • Monitor yourself for any symptoms for 14 days. 
    • Stay positive by keeping in touch with loved ones by phone or online, and by exercising at home.


    Offering eTelehealth, ePsychotherapy, TelePsychology and Face to Face. 


    (747) 203-0717



  • Self-Care Corner


    Stress Relievers that shut down down stress ASAP


    1. Check your thoughts: When your thoughts start to spin out of control during a stressful moment, stop and re-frame your thinking.


    2. Take a deep breath: Get more oxygen to your brain to lower levels of the stress hormone Cortisol.

    3. Say a mantra: Repeat a phrase from which you draw power, peace and /or strength.


    4.. Shake it off: Take a hint from Taylor Swift and literally shake your body to release tension.

      How to express sadness

      Expressing your sadness in healthy ways can be a good way to deal with how you are feeling.. Here are a few ways to express your sadness:

      1. Let it out: vocalize your feelings (cry, yell, scream, etc.)
      2. Get creative: Go to Smash/rage room, get out in nature, garden, or crochet/knit.
      3. Let loose: listen to music that reflects your sadness and dance to it.
      4. Put it in writing: Write about your feelings in a journal or keep a sadness diary
      5. Share: Talk about your feelings with someone you trust.
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      The Therapist Den, Yashica Budde, LMFT

      What to expect

      Therapy is a collaborative endeavor that can help you land more completely in the life and relationships you desire.


      In our work together, my goal is to meet your personal experience with empathy and to support you in your journey toward wholeness. If you suffer with states of depression, or feelings of fear, anxiety, or loneliness, or you feel generally dissatisfied with aspects of your life, our work together can provide hope and a path towards greater peace, insight and happiness.


      • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
      • Adults
      • Elders (65+)


      • Anxiety
      • Chronic Illness
      • Trauma
      • Depression
      • Grief and Loss


      Licensing and Certifications:


      Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #54019

      Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP)

      Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

      Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

      Solution-Focus Brief Therapy (SFBT)

      Meditation Mindfulness

      Ready for your therapeutic journey?

      Therapy is a partnership. Both you and your therapist contribute to the healing process. You’re not expected to do the work of recovery all by yourself, but your therapist can’t do it for you either. Therapy should feel like a collaboration.

      Therapy will not always feel pleasant. Painful memories, frustrations or feelings might surface. This is a normal part of therapy and your therapist will guide you through this process. Be sure to communicate with your therapist about how you are feeling.

      Therapy should be a safe place. While at times you’ll feel challenged or face unpleasant feelings, you should always feel safe. If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed or you’re dreading your therapy sessions, talk to your therapist.

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