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 Licensed 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 the 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. www.greenvillecounselors.com
 
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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.    Read more about this practice area...

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.
 

TLC
 
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 incidents.  Read more about this practice area...


 

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 strategies.

The 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.   Read more about this practice area...

Narrative Therapy,Poststructuralism,Workshops,Family Therapy,Gene Combs,Jill Freedman
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 problems arise.

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