Laura L. Young, LCSW-R, CGP
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - R
Certified Group Practitioner
I appreciate you visiting my website and if you haven't already, I invite you to watch my 2-minute introductory video.
“The future depends on what we do in the present”
˜ Mahatma Gandhi
My goal in our work together is to help you as an Individual, Couple, or Family to better understand your multifaceted relationships. Working as a team, I seek to assist you to gain biographical insight and confront obstacles to change. Together we'll enhance your relationship skills, increase your confidence in decision making and build lasting solutions.
While I understand that you may chose to start or return to therapy because there are things in your life that you may want or need to change, I also focus on what is working in your life.
It's important to explore what are your challenges and what are your strengths.
For example, I work with clients who feel they are not reaching their potential because of anxiety or depression. While exploring history is an important part of therapy, it is equally pertinent to understand how you have managed to, on some level, navigate your challenges up to this point. A therapeutic goal might include an awareness and acceptance of your difficulties towards thoughtful, positive and mindful actions or changes in the present.
You can read more about how I work, my education and training in the About Us page.
Whether we are working together in individual therapy, couples/family therapy or group therapy, I collaborate with clients to experience how relationships—with family, friends, coworkers, and society in general—are often the source of their greatest growth and can also be a root of their biggest challenges.
Recent Article Contributions
New York Magazine
Is the First Date Too Early for Couples Therapy?
Marriage Bootcamp: The Number One Relationship Problem, According to Therapists
Explore with me
Some areas that folks come to explore with me include:
Substance abuse, alcoholism or addictions
- Food—Anorexia, Bulimia, Overeating, Disordered Eating
- Relationship Concerns
- Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Trauma—recent or past
- Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
- Work Related Stress (newly employed, laid off, under-employed, office politics)
- Increasing Effective Communication
- Becoming Parents
- Moving In Together
- Grief and Loss
Can you benefit from psychotherapy? Consider:
Is your life not quite where you would like it to be?
Are you struggling with relationship or career issues?
- Are you trying to solve these problems and still feeling stuck or misunderstood?
- Do you have sense of uneasiness or anxiety in social situations?
- Do you find it hard to accomplish what you set out to do?
- Are you uncomfortable with your own, or someone else's use or misuse of alcohol or other substances?
- Are you concerned with your control of your emotions?
- Growing up, are there memories or things you don't understand that sometimes seem to influence your adult life?
- Are you aware that some of your behavior is a positive thing and yet sometimes people in your life seem to criticize you?
- Are you skeptical to see a therapist due to your culture or societal norms and yet also wonder if therapy could be helpful for you?
- Do you have other concerns not listed above that might be aided with a collaborative relationship with a trained professional?
Therapy allows us to begin an exploration of new possibilities.
To start this process, I offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation.
We'll begin to get to know each other, look into why you're considering therapy, and explore how therapy could be helpful.
Best wishes on whatever you decide is best for you and/or your family.