Yamile S. Daher completed a Bachelor of Arts, in Translation and Interpretation – Spanish/English from California State University, Long Beach. She proceeded to obtain a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Los Angeles. Yamile received licensure with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE) as a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and is working towards independent licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
She began her career as a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest volunteer supported mentoring network. Simultaneously, she worked as a Suicide Crisis Counselor for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services at their Suicide Prevention Center (SPC). As the first organization in the U.S. to establish a 24-hour suicide prevention crisis line, the SPC has since become the model for crisis lines worldwide. She was eventually promoted to Training Coordinator, teaching and guiding new counselors in techniques of crisis intervention. Her specialization continues to be in crisis counseling, working directly with children, teens and adults. Other areas that she has focused on include Domestic Abuse, Substance Abuse Disorders, Trauma, Anxiety and Depression.
Presently, Yamile is employed as an Adult Therapist for Spectrum Health Care Group. The largest clinic in the Verde Valley, Spectrum offers the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients with challenges including PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse Disorders.
Yamile is also a Program Counselor at the Behavioral Health Unit at the Verde Valley Medical Center where she works with individuals and leads groups for clients that are in acute need of counseling. As part of the stabilization process for these clients, she collaborates with nurses, psychiatrists and other counselors. Case management is a critical component of her responsibilities as often clients are in need of referrals to other programs and resources.
Over the past three years, Yamile has taken on clients with Homeward Bound as a Transition Coach. In this capacity, she works with teens that have completed treatment programs and are integrating back into their families. There is a great deal of intensive work with the families, coaching all members on creating new, healthy boundaries and lines of communication.
Having always been actively involved in her community, and enjoying giving back to it, Yamile currently sits as Community Representative on the Governing Council of the Sedona Charter School system.Originally from Lima, Peru, Yamile enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. She appreciates the simple things in life like spending quality time with her family and friends. Yamile, her husband, and their dog, are avid hikers in scenic Sedona, Arizona, where they currently reside.