About Us

Our Story

MindfulYou Centers were created with healing in mind. We treat individuals, teens, children as young as 5, Couples, and Families. You can receive traditional psychotherapy specializing in each individual therapist’s areas of expertise such as Mindfulness Based Therapy, DBT, CBT, Positive Psychology, among many others; or you may prefer an alternative approach to your healing path to include somatic trauma work, Reiki treatments, meditation practices or Native American healing and more. Call our office to schedule and intake appointment with one of our specialized therapists and coaches. You will be glad you decided to embark on your road to healing!

Come learn mindfulness techniques such as the STOP technique and 4, 7, 8 breathing or enroll in one of our Native American healing classes or Shamanic practices. If it is body healing that you are seeking, Reiki treatments are relaxing and de-stressing, let MindfulYou staff help you and your family reach a place of peace, happiness and joy.

MEET OUR THERAPISTS & COACHES

Yessica Avancena, LMFT, MBA, CMT

Yessica Avancena, MBA is a Mexican-American author, businesswoman, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Mindfulness Teacher. She founded a mindfulness-based mental health clinic and along with her team of therapists helps children and adults through their journey in life at her private practice MindfulYou Psychotherapy. She considers herself passionate about advancing human consciousness one soul-light at a time. She is blissfully married to her soul mate and biggest support Mac where they share a blended family of his, hers, and ours. They live on a farm along with Mashi and Abue and many four-legged friends in California’s Central Valley.

 

Barby Rodriguez, MS, AMFT

Barby earned her BA in Psychology and Child, Adolescent and Family Studies and then earned her MS in Counseling Psychology at CSUB. She has worked with kids, teens and adults both in a private and agency setting. She believes wellness is an ongoing journey that can at times be complicated, scary, exciting and with no specific road map. Her hope is to join you in those difficult moments and give you the space to set down the heavy baggage. She self-defines as a genuine, quirky individual who allows for space for laughs and celebration in the therapy room.

Fernando Garcia III, MS, AMFT

Fernando was born and raised in Bakersfield and holds a degree in Liberal Arts from Fresno Pacific University and a Master’s in Psychology from Humboldt State and also currently pursuing a Doctorate in Sport & Performance Psychology. He has worked as a Mental Performance Specialist for local sports teams and athletes. Fernando has a passion for sports psychology and working with the youth. He also successfully leads a private-practice with children, teens and adults.

Robyn Thompson, MS, AMFT

Robyn earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and English and Writing from CSUB and her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Psychology from Nelson Mandela University. She is originally from Port Elizabeth, South Africa and she moved across the world to build a new life and pursue her goals of helping people through the growth and challenges of life. She considers herself an open and genuine person who can join you on your path, and “through curiosity and humor, support you in being a more genuine you”. She enjoys working with both adults and children blending together mindfulness practices and person-centered approaches. Robyn’s strengths lie in relating to cultural differences and adjustments, loss, fear and moving through grief.

Debbie Sansom,  Spiritual Intuitive Guide

Debbie Sansom serves as a Spiritual Counselor, Reiki Master, Medium, Channel, and Meditation Guide. It is her joy and purpose to assist by bringing through messages of Love and Light to transform energy blockages through the Alchemy of the Violet Flame, awakening remembrance of the Divine Truth of Their Being. Mediumship connects others to their loved ones in Spirit for deep heart healing. Debbie is an experienced Reiki Master and offers Reiki Attunements at all levels. Incorporated also into sessions are crystals, Angelic color sound vibration, and essential oils.

Andrea Nehesi , MA, Spiritualist

Andrea Nehesi is a spiritualist with over 15 years of service in women’s healing arts and 20 years of practice as a multi-cultural interdisciplinary healing artist.  It is her mission to help women deepen their relationships with the Divine through sacred feminine healing arts and heart centered practices. Academically she holds a Master’s in Education and teaching credential.

She is a Sacred Woman Practitioner graduate of the Queen Afua Wellness Program and a Kemetic Reiki Practitioner certified by the Ra Sekhi Temple. Devoted to her ministry, Andrea serves as an ordained priestess in the Iseum of Quimera and in the Order of the Magdalene Mystery School.

Andrea offers education for women to learn techniques that integrate healing arts and ancestral reverence in their daily spiritual practice. Her primary ministry is the facilitation of Women’s Red Tents and the Lotus Vibes Drum Ensemble. As an educator, Andrea speaks at spiritual centers, universities, and community panels. In her own spiritual practice, Andrea offers songs of invocation, prayer, ritual dance, and mystical ceremonies to deepen her relationship with the Sacred Spirit.

CONTACT INFO

661-304-7570

mindfulyoudigital@gmail.com

PSYCHOTHERAPY LOCATION

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite #111 Bakersfield, CA 93301

HEALING CENTER LOCATION

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite #112 Bakersfield, CA 93301

SOCIAL MEDIA

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2021 © MindfulYou Psychotherapy | All Rights Reserved.

MEET OUR STAFF

Yessica Avancena

Yessica Avancena

LMFT, MBA, CMT

Barby Rodriguez

Barby Rodriguez

MS, AMFT

Fernando Garcia III

Fernando Garcia III

MS, AMFT

Our Services

  • Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Embodiment Coaching
  • Emotional Wellness Counseling
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Native American Healing
  • Shamanic Lessons
  • Oracle Card Readings
  • Reiki
  • Reiki Training

CONTACT INFO

661-304-7570

mindfulyoudigital@gmail.com

PSYCHOTHERAPY LOCATION

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite #111 Bakersfield, CA 93301

HEALING CENTER LOCATION

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite #112 Bakersfield, CA 93301

SOCIAL MEDIA

SEND US A MESSAGE

2021 © MindfulYou Psychotherapy | All Rights Reserved.