Dr. Yvonka De Ridder

Yvonka De Ridder

Dr. Yvonka De Ridder

Co-Owner & Founder

As the founder of Loving Life Today, Dr. Yvonka De Ridder firmly believes that each of us possesses a vast amount of untapped resources within our bodies and minds. Dr. Yvonka has spent her entire adult career developing the perfect recipe and methodology to gain access to that power and utilize it to not only heal ourselves but also to help heal others.

She believes there is a recipe for everything and is determined to share that with the world. After going through her own experience of burnout, illness, and mental and emotional exhaustion, Dr. Yvonka realized that it is easy to slip into a state of depression, anxiety, and stress, the culprit’s behind our ultimate undoing. That is when she first decided to take control of her life and, in the process, decided to dedicate herself to helping others do the same.

This realization led to the creation of Loving Life Today – a medical fusion health center focused on caring for our entire being, not just the broken pieces. Dr. Yvonka founded the Loving Life model, which she and her team use to help you heal and teach you how to do it yourself for life, focusing on all the central pillars of a happy life: body, mind, and soul.

Before launching the renewed version of Loving Life Today, Dr. De Ridder operated a private practice where she worked with clients on couples counseling, sex therapy, clinical sexology, LGBT issues, grief and loss, adoption/fostering, cultural adjustment, and children/adolescent emotional and behavioral challenges. She is a board-certified Clinical Sexologist with the American Board of Clinical Sexology and has her Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexology.

Believing that life is here to be lived, Dr. De Ridder is dedicated to enriching her life and those around her. Dr. Yvonka embraces anyone willing to work to improve their well-being and welcomes every individual and family regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, and religious background. She wants all to feel comfortable, safe, and secure in the journey toward a brighter future.

As the founder of Loving Life Today, Dr. Yvonka works alongside her partner Melanie Rosario to continue building out the vision of the Loving Life model. Her primary focus is ensuring that Loving Life Today lives up to its philosophy of being the best holistic health and wellness clinic, enabling their clients to live their most happy and fulfilled lives. Read more about Dr. Yvonka’s spark of inspiration that leads to the creation of Loving Life Today.

Dr. Yvonka is a regular radio personality and frequently visits stations to talk about love, sex, and relationships. Follow her on Instagram for appearance dates and daily doses of love. She is fluent in Afrikaans and Dutch and offers therapy sessions in both languages.

Currently, Dr. Yvonka is on a nationwide tour visiting various states and cities, further developing her Loving Life model while finishing her book “A Healing Journey: A Guide to Loving Life.”

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