Therapist Profile

Name:
Barbara J. Young, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
810 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone:
(707) 318-3839
License Number
LMFT46044
Practicing Since:
2003
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a counselor because I believe that therapy can be a powerful tool to rebuild from loss in our lives and restore confidence, peace, and joy within ourselves. In session, you can expect to be seen and heard in a safe, non-judgmental way and to explore and identify emotions, their origins, and their role in daily life. I also work with you to connect and understand the thoughts and actions that accompany your emotions. This practice supports health and well-being. Loss, pain, confusion, worry, and anger top the list of emotions explored in counseling. While working on healing with many individuals, I also specialize in working with couples. Couples seek therapy because of ongoing arguments, diminished sex life, lack of communication, problems with the kids, or some other crisis. My work with couples includes a combination of building practical skills and deepening intimacy. As a therapist, I see myself as a guide of sorts. I carry a combination of schooling, professional expertise, and personal experience. I model compassionate curiosity about emotions and changes sought. Guidance can be about resources and education, but mostly guidance is about listening, re-imagining, and creative problem solving.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Call for information on insurance and hours
Services
I work with individuals, couples, and families. Teens as well. I also run 6 week groups. Call for the next group.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
Masters, Counseling Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Bi-Polar
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Men's Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Cognitive
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Humanistic/Existential
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Somatic
Certifications
California State Certified Batterer Intervention Specialist
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
European

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