Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT M.S. 51230
Carol A. Yoder, M.S. began working at Link Care Counseling Center in 2005 as a Marriage and Family Therapy – Intern, and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2010. This Hoosier born native is currently enjoying her third career. Previously she taught Physical Education and coached basketball (yes, a true Hoosier) at the college and high school levels for seven years. Then for 19 years, Carol’s primary focus was tending to the daily matters of her family. Carol and her husband enjoy their four children who were born between the years of 1983 to 1992.
Carol earned a B.S. in Physical Education and Coaching from Ball State University in 1978, a M.S. in Physical Education with emphasis in Psychology of Coaching from Arizona State University in 1981, and a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Fresno in 2006. As a clinician some of the advanced training Carol has competed include: Level I Training in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), Level III Training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Level III Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Carol is currently participating in Certification Consultation Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Carol utilizes these advanced training in her therapy work.
Carol also is employed at the University of Phoenix in Fresno, California – as the Lead Faculty Area Chair for the Master of Science in Counseling Program where she implements strategic planning and manages the logistics of faculty and student advancement. At University of Phoenix she also is an Instructor in the Programs of Counseling, Psychology, and Behavioral Sciences.
Reading, biking, and traveling are some of Carol’s hobbies. In her free time, Carol is usually found enjoying her family. In 2008, this pleasure included traveling with her daughter who led a short-term medical missions team to Romania. Carol and her husband have facilitated couple’s class series at the church they attend. Past class presentations include a courses developed by Carol on Secure Attachments and Communication in Marriage.
Carol is involved on various boards that serve the disabled population. She became personally acquainted with these boards when her son was born with Down Syndrome. Carol’s is a compassionate advocate for those that need a voice to represent their needs.