Utilizing a psychological-spiritual approach for all sessions, awareness transcends to practice, transporting you beyond mere intellectual understanding.


Some of the goals individual sessions can help with:

  • Eliminate anxiety and depression
  • Find inner peace
  • Dismantle the inner critical voice
  • Self-acceptance
  • Live life to the fullest
  • Not be affected by others’ opinion
  • Find your own voice
  • Resolve past traumatic experiences still affecting you
  • Move on from a painful separation or divorce

Yolanda Koumidou-Vlesmas, LCSW, BCD, CHt, with 30 plus years’ experience and extensive training in various cutting-edge modalities like, Voice Dialogue Facilitations, Ecopsychology, Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT), Dream and Inner Critic Work, supports and guides your process.

You are invited for one- or two-hour sessions, face-to-face or through Teletherapy.


Are these some of the challenges in your relationship?
  • Poor communication
  • Lack of emotional connection
  • Trapped in repetitive judgments
  • Ineffective conflict resolution skills
Yolanda Koumidou-Vlesmas, LCSW, BCD, CHt, utilizes the Bonding Patterns approach with couples. This work enables you, by the end of the first session, to become crystal clear of the “dance” between you and how it helps and hinders the relationship. During your work with Yolanda, you will get where you need and are ready to be. You are invited for one- or two-hour sessions, face-to- face or through Teletherapy.


If over the years you toiled with yo-yo diets and are still struggling to reach and maintain a body weight and body image that satisfies you, this modality is for you.

Since 2007, Yolanda Koumidou-Vlesmas utilizes a psycho- spiritual approach to weight maintenance, based on her book entitled, The Inner Eater Selves. This methodology empowers you to find and maintain your Natural Weight. Natural Weight is where you are comfortable without inner conflict about your body and body image.

What is unique about this work is that it focuses on identifying the various parts of your personality who do the overeating; how to develop control over these parts and how to master the necessary skills needed to deal with the “new you” as Natural Weight is reached and maintained.

The work begins with a two-hour evaluation to be followed by Voice Dialogue Facilitations and talk sessions of the individual’s various Inner Eaters Selves.


For face-to-face sessions: Work is conducted at the office in Lynbrook on Long Island or outdoors in absolute privacy and surrounded by nature’s beauty at the upstate New York 70-acre Quietude Retreat Center.

Teletherapy sessions: Through Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Phone, WhatsApp, and Viber.


“A wonderful opportunity to be with my partner in a neutral environment and listen to each other with no judgments, increased understanding and with respect and honor for our different energies and uniqueness.” – Mary

“I was afraid of what to expect when I first walked in, but Yolanda quickly honored my apprehensions and made it a safe space in which to discover the different Selves who use and abuse food.”

[Yolanda] sparked me to connect things myself by opening the dialogue and lighting the path. Yolanda didn’t just give me the answers – sometimes she said that I might not ever get past some of the issues in my life – but that I could learn to navigate them better. That felt real, empowering and within reach. Can’t wait for the next round!” – Jeff Kaplan