Introducing Yasmine Binghalib, LMFT
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
I set up my practice as a space of wellness and healing for both couples and individuals. When I first started, I had other ideas of what I wanted to specialize in, but I kept getting drawn toward working with couples; it’s something I’m passionate about.
6692 Merchandise Way, Suite D, Diamond Springs, 530-303-2348, eldoradocountytherapy.com
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
Part of my mission is to help bring awareness of mental and emotional health issues to the public. While I can only be a therapist to a small portion of our community, I can work toward normalizing mental health and therapy in hopes of removing some of the fear and stigma. I’m working on this by doing free online videos and email courses, and I plan to start offering more workshops and events this year.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
Professionally, I’m most proud of sticking with the schooling and grueling licensing process in becoming a therapist. There were many times I wondered if it was going to be worth it, and I’m so glad I kept at it.
What’s your biggest job perk?
I feel like I truly have the greatest job ever. I love being able to support people as they work through life changes and difficulties and celebrate their successes.
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
Depending on my mood, some of my favorites are Totem Coffee, Thai Unique, and Ciao Deli.
What’s your favorite childhood memory?
Traveling to other countries with my family and learning about different cultures.
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
One Love Refill Station—they have the best soaps, gifts, and classes.