Therapist Profile

Barbara J. Young, M.A.
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810 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 318-3839
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Practicing Since:
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
I work with individuals, couples, and families. Teens as well. I also run 6 week groups. Call for the next group.
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


Masters, Counseling Psychology

Area of Specialty

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


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Object Relations
Self Psychology
California State Certified Batterer Intervention Specialist
Languages Spoken


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