Yami Obando, LCSW, ICDVP
Yami works at Glendale Heights police station, providing counseling and case management services for individuals, couples, and families. Yami facilitates several NEDFYS programs, including Pathways, a support group for women, and Station Adjustment, a diversion program for youth. Additionally, she provides follow up calls for incidents related to mental health crises and domestic violence (DV) situations, where much of her work centers.
Before NEDFYS, Yami was a supervisor at an emergency family DV shelter called Wings. As the first bilingual supervisor they had, she advocated for clients to express their voices, needs, and concerns to feel supported.
Fun fact: She worked at McDonald's for 6 years, starting as an adolescent.
Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT)
Group and Individual therapy
Family and Child Welfare
Aurora University, MSW
Saint Xavier University, BA, Sociology
Certification: Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP)