Yvette Haley has been a member of First Baptist Church of Glenarden for over 20 years. She is a counselor in FBCG’s Spiritual Cares Department and works as a Psychotherapist at Life Christian Counseling Network. She is a newly ordained deaconess at FBCG; oversees the Marriage Mentoring Program with her husband, Deacon Darrell Haley; and is a facilitator in the Women’s Focus Study Ministry and the Bible Institute.
Yvette received a master’s degree in Christian counseling and discipleship from Capital Bible Seminary and continued with post graduate studies leading to state licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. While in her graduate program, she has worked with women handling a variety of issues from anxiety, depression, sexual addiction recovery, betrayal, abuse and more; as well as with teen girls in facing the challenges of being a teen in our current culture and with married couples and families in handling relationship and crisis situations.
Yvette has worked with every age group within a developmental construct, from elementary and teen girls to seasoned citizens. Topics span from body image, disciple and esteem related issues to grief, loss, trauma recovery to the aging process, caregiver related issues and anxiety/depression. Marriage and family therapy is her absolute passion.
In addition to her one-on-one direct counseling experience, group facilitation and speaking at workshops, conferences and seminars are also important to Yvette. Her goals are always to touch the hearts of those God entrusts to her care, to facilitate healthy and lively discussion that leads to transformation and to help others reach their destiny in Christ. She has been a speaker at numerous churches and conferences and made a cable television appearance on “Ms. Deborah’s Tearoom.”
Yvette and Darrell have been married for 28 years and have overcome many situations in their marriage and life, including infertility, healing from past abuse, restoration from abandonment issues, forgiveness, overcoming betrayal, bitterness and a host of others. She feels that God brought her through these situations for such a time as this, to bring healing to those who are brokenhearted and help set the captives free. She and her husband reside in Upper Marlboro, Md., and have four daughters and two grandchildren.