Serving in the medical field for 17 years, Yolla has always wanted to be in a field where helping people was her number one priority. Struggling through life decisions, enduring a back injury that derailed her career path as a nurse, what seemed like a devastation turned out to be a blessing. Yolla picked up the pieces, finishing up her education, earning her Bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix in 2015, while undergoing multiple back surgeries; Yolla then decided to become a marriage and family therapist earning her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in 2018. Yolla is working on dual licensure in the state of Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counselor. Yolla recently earned Board Certification as a NCC.

Yolla has a unique background that adds to her professional experience, raised in West-Africa and spending her childhood and part of her adolescent years between Africa and Europe; exposed to many different cultures. As a mother of a 25 year old, understanding the struggles of raising children and the struggles of mental health that add to the daily challenges.

Understanding the struggles to adapt to changes in life, from cultural change to career changes and personal changes while staying focused on life goals.

Yolla has always been goal oriented and despite the changes leaved to adapt while building coping skills. Yolla started her career as a therapist working with children, adolescents, couples and families. Spending the last year working in the school system delivering counseling to children and adolescents. Recently joining private practice and deciding to begin her journey pursuing her PhD in advanced human behavior.

You can reach Tracy Riley Counseling and Hypnosis by phone at 904-704-2527 or by email through our website’s secured, confidential contact page.

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