"Empowering individuals & strengthening families"


Our bilingual and bicultural professional staff is well-prepared to assess, recommend, and offer services to address individual, couple, and family needs.

Our extensive knowledge, experience and resources allow us to assist and guide you in accessing additional services if requested.

Yolanda Manjarrés,  BA


Ms. Manjarrés is the Co-Founder, CEO, and President of Manjarrés and Associates, Inc. She also serves as a human resource coordinator, supervisor, marketing representative and is considered “The Heart” of M&A.


Ms. Manjarrés has two decades of experience in community services as an outstanding trainer, educator and mentor. Additionally, Ms. Manjarrés networks with other organizations and key representatives to promote culturally appropriate services for Latinos in Lake County and the Chicagoland area. .


Ms. Manjarrés qualifications include:

  • Bachelors in Business Administration from the Universidad Autonoma del Caribe in Colombia

  • Certifed INCCRRA trainer

Rodrigo A. Manjarrés, LCPC, CAADC, CDVP, NBCCH, CRRT


Mr. Manjarrés is  the Co-founder and Clinical Director of Manjarres & Associates. He is an experienced clinician with over twenty years working with children, adolescents and adults. His bicultural background enables him to have a deeper and comprehensive understanding about the issues impacting minorities and immigrant communities. He has led parenting education, social skills, and marital enrichment groups. His extensive clinical experiences have motivated him to adapt and implement behavioral health best practices to the needs of the Latino individuals in the U.S.


Mr. Manjarrés' qualifications include:

  • Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

  • Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC)

  • Certified Domestic Violence Professional (CDVP)

  • National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH)

  • Certified EMDR practitioner

  • Certified in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy (CRRT)

  • Certified in Clinical Hypnosis by The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Daisy Alarcon

Miss. Alarcon is the Administrative assistant at Manjarres and Associates, inc. Miss. Alarcon is in charge of overseeing the registration, scheduling, and billing of all services.

She is currently enrolled at the College of Lake County and will soon receive her Associates in Arts degree, where she will then transfer to Northeastern Illinois University and pursue her Bachelors degree in Human Resource Development.

Yahaira Torres, LCSW
Yahaira Torres graduated from Dominican University with her Master’s in Social Work in 2014.  She is a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Ms. Torres is trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Ms. Torres has focused on working with children, adolescents and families throughout her career. Ms. Torres is highly skilled in working with children and adolescents who present with trauma and other serious mental health and behavioral issues. Ms. Torres has led parenting education, social skills, and youth empowerment groups.

Call Us at:   1-847-360-8860

Monday  to Saturday   10:00 am - 7:00 pm
                           Sunday       Closed

163 North Greenleaf  -  Suite 2 -  Gurnee, Illinois 60031

Phone: 1-847-360-8860  -  Fax: 1-847-360-8864