Dealing first-hand with trauma and loss in her role as the first responder, Yvonne found it difficult to find help dealing with those issues. Her mission became clear—to help the helpers. She continues to work as a paramedic and also works with fire and police departments across the state training Peer Support teams, doing behavioral health education, and assisting in any way she can. Her private practice draws first responders, their families, and the general public—anyone who needs a place to talk and heal. Yvonne is a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, and Shields of Christ, a retreat ministry for first responders. She is a Trekkie, loves reading, and travel. She has 2 adult children and 3 rescue dogs.