Yolanda  Cranford

Yolanda Cranford


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
North Carolina Not Accepting Online

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available North Carolina therapists on Zencare.

Updated September 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Divorce & separation
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Yolanda Cranford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in NC. Yolanda helps clients as they adjust to new life stages. This could include starting or ending a relationship, becoming a parent, or becoming a caregiver. These new stages come with both positive and negative emotions, and sometimes these emotions can become overwhelming. Many of Yolanda’s clients feel stressed out by the many roles that they take up, professionally and personally, and seek the support of a therapist to help work through that stress so that it doesn’t leave them burnt out.

Yolanda’s style is respectful, positive, and encouraging. Yolanda is a strengths-based therapist, so she believes that each client comes to their sessions with innate strengths that can be harnessed for self-growth. Through a therapy modality called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), clients explore their values and what brings them meaning. Yolanda helps her clients live more fully through these values so they feel engaged and connected to themselves and others. Yolanda also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which teaches clients about the link between their thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Yolanda earned a Master's degree in Social Work. She avoids using any labels in her sessions, as she understands that each person is unique and comes with a context, as well as to avoid damaging stigma. She has over 25 years of experience and has worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings.


Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health
  • New Directions
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed


Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 5pm - 9 pm
  • Wed 5 pm - 9 pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 5 pm - 8 pm
  • Sat 9 am - 11 am
  • Sun 1 pm- 5 pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years

University of Michigan, Masters of Social Work, 1991
Eastern Michigan University, Bachelors of Science-Social Work, 1990


North Carolina: C006397



Client testimonials

"Yolanda was very easy to connect with and made me feel comfortable right away."
- Zencare client • February 2023