Maggie Yankov has made Greenville, NC her home since
2002. She moved to Greenville from the Chicago area to be closer to
her family in Edenton, NC. Maggie has had previous work experience in
both teaching and marketing, and spent many years of her life as a
Marine Corps wife living on both the East and West Coast and Hawaii.
When her husband passed away on active duty in 1992, she decided to
share her passage through grief in a professional capacity, which
gradually drew her to the field of trauma and loss.
She received her B.Ed. degree in Psychology from The University of
Hawaii, her M.S. degree in Mental Health Counseling from National
Louis University, Evanston, Illinois, and her post-graduate
certification in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago Center
for Family Health, Chicago, Illinois. She is an Illinois Licensed
Clinical Professional Counselor, (#180-004432, Inactive).
Ms. Yankov holds a license as a NC Licensed Professional Counselor from the
NC Board of
Professional Counselors (#4044, Active), a National Board Certified
Counselor and a
National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NBCC),
a NC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#991) and she is a
clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family
Therapists. She is an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS),
and an American Association of
Marriage and Family
Therapy Approved Clinical Supervisor .
She is a
Fellow and Board Certified Expert, Diplomat in Traumatic Stress; The
American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She is a clinical
member of the
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and
qualified to evaluate and treat sex offenders, and has worked
extensively in the
treatment of the incest family. She is a professional member of
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Ms.
Yankov is a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist through the
National Association of Forensic Counselors.
She is rostered as a
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Treatment
Specialist (Children), and a Child Family Examiner as part of the
UNC Child Evaluation Program,
assessing complex allegations of child abuse. Ms. Yankov has led
Domestic Violence groups for court ordered abuser treatment. She has
also provided court ordered evaluation of adults who have lost their
children into DSS care. She provides Juvenile and Child Sexual
Behavior Assessments for the Courts. She provides adult contractual
services for US Probation. She is an expert witness in Pitt County in
the areas of child abuse, and offender evaluation and treatment. She
also works with complex families and issues of visitation, and divorce
adjustment for children.
Mrs. Yankov began working with several colleagues in a larger practice
in 2007, opening Greenville Counselors in 2008.
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lists for viewers:
American Association for Marriage
and Family Therapy -
Since our founding in 1942, the AAMFT has
been involved with the problems, needs and changing patterns of
couples and family relationships. The association leads the way to
increasing understanding, research and education in the field of
marriage and family therapy, and ensuring that the public's needs
are met by trained practitioners.
North Carolina Association of Marriage and
Family Therapy -
The mission of the North Carolina Association for Marriage
and Family Therapy is to promote the professional interests of
Marriage and Family Therapists in order to improve the health and
well-being of families, couples and individuals.
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The Association for the Treatment of Sexual
Abusers - ATSA was founded
to foster research, facilitate information exchange, further
professional education and provide for the advancement of
professional standards and practices in the field of sex offender
evaluation and treatment.
North Carolina Association for the Treatment
of Sexual Abusers
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The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic
Stress - Traumatic stress
has many "faces.” In addition to the devastating effects of
large-scale disasters and catastrophes, the Academy is committed
to fostering a greater appreciation of the effects of day-to-day
traumatic experiences (e.g., chronic illness, accidents, domestic
violence and loss). Our aim is to help all victims to become
survivors and, ultimately, thrivers.
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss
in Children - The National
Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children's (TLC) mission is to
provide direct services to traumatized children and families and
to provide school professionals, crisis intervention teams,
medical and mental health professionals, child care professionals
and clinicians with trauma education, training, consultation,
referral services and trauma-specific intervention programs and
resource materials needed to help children, parents, families, and
schools traumatized by violent or non-violent trauma-inducing
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The Center for Contextual Change
- The Center for Contextual Change, Ltd. CCC is a
community-based counseling group dedicated to helping individuals
and families enhance their strengths and discover new coping
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
model of psychotherapy offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and
empowering method of understanding human problems, as well as an
innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both
therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship
in which healing can occur.
Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing (EMDR) - integrates elements of many
effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are
designed to maximize treatment effects. These include
psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential,
and body-centered therapies. EMDR is an information processing
therapy and uses an eight phase approach.
Chicago Center for Family Health
- is one of the foremost family therapy training institutes in the
world, renowned for its unique family resilience approach, and
dedicated to strengthening families in crisis.
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Evanston Family Therapy Center
offers training, supervision, and consultation in many
applications of narrative therapy. Our work is based in the
writings of Michael White and David Epston, as well as other
therapists influenced by post-structuralist ideas. Narrative
Therapy is an exciting, growing body of work that offers
generative ideas for effective clinical practice. It is a
nonpathologizing, competency-based approach that takes into
account the larger political and cultural contexts in which
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