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Yamileth Obando,


Clinical Services Manager

Yami works out of the Bloomingdale office, where she provides therapy to individuals, supervises a team of staff and interns, and develops community-based programming for DuPage County residents. Yami collaborates with other community agencies to bridge the gap between people and mental health resources. 

Yami was an intern at NEDFYS in 2014 and joined the NEDFYS as staff in 2019. Prior to her current role, Yami worked out of the Glendale Heights Police Department, where she provided therapy, crisis intervention, and case management to Glendale Heights residents. With her extensive knowledge and experience working with survivors of domestic violence, Yami contributed to the department's efforts to appropriately support victims of abuse without compromising their safety. 

Yami was previously a supervisor at a shelter for victims of domestic violence and has been an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional for 8 years. She is an advocate for providing quality care to all people and has a particular interest in providing therapy to Spanish-speaking families. 

Fun fact: Yami found her passion for social work as she prepared to enroll in law school.


  • Individual therapy

    • Children, adolescents, and adults

  • Family Counseling

  • Crisis Intervention

  • At-risk Youth

  • Domestic Violence 

  • Trauma Focused Therapy

    • children, adolescents, and adults

  • Clinical Supervision


  • Aurora University, Master of Social Work

  • Saint Xavier University, BA, Sociology

  • Pasadena City College, AA in Humanities and Spanish Language

  • Certifications:

    • Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP)

    • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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