Therapist Profile

Name:
Julie Young, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
27 East Victoria Street, Ste M Santa Barbara, CA 93101-8740 USA
Phone:
Website:
License Number
LMFT43932
Practicing Since:
2006
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Therapy can be a refuge where one's words are given full attention and consideration. There meaning can be explored slowly and thoughtfully, and assumptions can be challenged respectfully. I believe that therapy is an opportunity to look at one's relationship with oneself, with others, and with the places and environments in which one moves.

Speaking ideas and feelings aloud; having one's voice witnessed by another; that is the experience in therapy and in life that I feel is transformative.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Services
I consider myself a general practitioner. I do not have one specific area of expertise. My life experience has been broad and I bring that experience to my practice. I emphasize communication skills in couples work. In individual work I have had experience working with depression, anxiety, chronic illness, and relationship issues. I have often worked with therapist interns to provide support and individual therapy hours. I have had experience working with alcohol and drug related issues and I understand and support 12 step program work. I am also experienced in gay and transsexual individual and couple therapy. For those seeking therapy for creative purposes, I offer a background in depth psychology which emphasizes an appreciation of symbolism, dreams, and the imaginal, unconscious nature of everyday life and language.
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Health Net Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA, Counseling, Pacifica Graduate Institute 2003 PhD, Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute 2008 2008

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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