My name is Gwendolyn Young, I began my career as a teacher in Special Education. I taught school for 22 years until I felt the need to reinvent myself. I became a professional mental health counselor and substance abuse counselor during the year 2016, With my experiences I am fortunate to have seen the life of a child from two very different perspectives. The classroom and in therapy. I often ask myself, what is going on with our children? They have so many needs that must be addressed. My approach when working with children and adolescents is to first establish rapport and trust. I work from a person centered approach where the person feels in control and not being judged or chastised for their actions. I have had many successes with my young population because I am able to meet them where they are. I asked them to teach me their language whether it be playing a favorite song and expressing what type of impact that song has on their life. I am able to listen and identify the pain. Asking the person, how can I help you through this? What is it that you would like to change in your life? What is it that you want? My focus in counseling with this population is basically using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, using other approaches when necessary. I am a licensed professional counselor and addiction specialist. I have earned a master's degree in professional counseling, a master's degree in addiction counseling and a post-master's in addiction specialization
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Body Image , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Intellectual Disability , Isolation / Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701010527
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She really shows she cares and help me navigate a tough time in my life
She is a wonderful therapist. I recommend her to anyone. She's a wonderful person. She makes you feel comfortable. And she is a well spoken person. I adore her and would not have another therapist other than her.
I cannot recommend Mrs. Young enough. She has helped me through many seasons of life. She is compassionate, honest, thoughtful, and wise. She is the full package and this is why I return to therapy. I have never had a therapist that is more practical and down to earth than her. Therapy feels comfortable and this has helped me navigate very difficult changes in my personal and professional life. Thank you, Mrs. Gwen. :)
I love everything about our counselor. I have accomplished alot. My marriage has become a sanctuary of heaven
She’s a good listener. Great advice and also she’s patient. Glad I got to meet you
Gwen is so kind and understanding - and she actually listens to me when I tell her what I want to talk about. So many doctors try to shoehorn me into a box and try to treat an issue that I'm not there to treat. She cares enough to let me lead.
Ms. Young is a very compassionate, caring and loving counselor. She treats my teenager with respect and dignity which helps create a sense of community in a virtual platform. She is knowledgeable and very gifted. I am glad that we have her on our team.
Ms. Gwen is a wonderful, wise counselor with a wealth of skill and experience. I would recommend her to anyone who is actually ready for change!!!
Gwendolyn has been a true blessing in my life. She has helped me heal in many ways and I am grateful for her as my therapist.
Gwen is our Savior! I appreciate how she connects with us! Her honest and complete fairness as well as her ability to delve right in is impeccable. Although Gwynn is friendly and makes friends with us, she is still professional, non-threatening, and gets to the root of the issue quickly. She’s a godsend for sure.
Very efficient and effort, I have an amazing therapist and she is extremely sensitive and in tune with my concerns, plus she is Christian as well and that really helps in my counseling journey.
Gwendolyn has been such a pleasure to work with and I would greatly recommend her!!
She listened and challenged me to not only talk through situations but evaluate them without becoming triggered all over again. Thank you Ms. Gwen, you made a difference.
We have met once so far and she s doing great. She offered some very useful tools right in the first meeting that I will definitely try.
Gwendolyn has helped me immensely in only a few sessions. She focused on the main issue in my life encouraged me to take a step that I was avoiding. I’m already moving in the right direction with her guidance. I feel supported especially when I’m emotional and she’s able to direct my attention to healing where I need to.
Gwen is amazing.
Ms. Gwen is very attentive. She listens to you, gives feedback, and responds in a timely matter. She is transparent by sharing her own personal stories that help relate to what you're facing. She is passionate about what she does and is excited when you make progress.
She can hear your unspoken words too. She spoke from the heart to my heart: listening to it all.
She has been a great therapist she saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself, really grateful for meeting her and her giving me a different perspective on how to view myself !:)
We have only had a couple sessions, but those sessions have been good with working on figuring out what my core issues could potentially be, and how to look deeper
Gwen is a wonderful personality. She observes and speaks and uses her knowledge to resolve issues. She gives proper assignments to work on. She demonstrated that she does this work for fulfillment not just her salary. Amazing counselor. Thank you Gwen for doing this.
Gwen shows heartfelt concern for my sadness and grief. She helps me express my feelings in a way I haven’t before. We have only had one session via video but it was extremely helpful and I’m certain our next session will be the same. Thank you Gwen.
She's open, curious, and a great listener. I don't have much experience expressing my needs and concerns but Gwen helped me feel comfortable doing so. She was sensitive to how my cultural and family dynamics affected my personal relationships and self esteem. Her calm and straight forward advice helped me break down certain anxiety loops so I could move forward with a better attitude.
Gwendolyn is absolutely phenomenal! She is wise, intentional, and compassionate. She’s been a God-send for me!
Gwendolyn is amazing! She understood my struggled and has helped me a lot!
Gwen has been great! We really appreciate her insight.
Gwen is a good listener. She provides acknowledgement and feedback. She encourages you to think about why you respond the way you do. She tries to be relatable. She’s respectful and kind.
She has helped me so much in the past, she inspires me to advocate for myself and better mental health.
Just in one session I've been able to feel a whole lot better
I had never been in therapy before so I had no idea what to expect. Gwendolyn was kind, open, and gave me a safe space to express my thoughts. She encouraged me to open up and be honest with myself. She worked with my partner and I while pushing us to successfully communicate. She gave her own perspectives and life examples and was easy to relate to. She didn’t sugar-coat things; she always kept it real. Gwendolyn was extremely helpful for my partner and I, giving us tools and strategies to use moving forward. I appreciate her sense of humor, her softness, honesty, and her directness. Gwendolyn is a therapist I would highly recommend.
I’ve only had one session so far but felt very hopeful after our session and equipped to do the work to continue moving forward with improving my mental health
Gwendolyn is an extremely thoughtful and intelligent individual that truly knows how to listen. When she does ask questions they are insightful and helpful. I am grateful for her time and guidance through this dark chapter in my life.
Even after one session, I feel more capable than I ever have before
Gwen is an island of calm and sanity and honesty in my mental world of me. She has helped me discover some peace to my past and my anxieties. She is a wonderful listener and helps smoothly talk and suggest the things I need to address.
Thank You so much for your help!
Ms. Young has been a godsend to my life. So thankful for her words of wisdom and the tools she gives me. I recommend her highly!
My time with Gweldolyn was very helpful. She is a great listener and she helped me work through issues of uncertainty around leaving my marriage and clarify the reasons why I need to. Thank you Gwendolyn!
Ms. Young provided exceptional service to me during a dark time in my life. I can say that i feel more confident in myself and my feelings after learning how to manage my emotions and communicate effectively. Ms. Young is professional, and the listening ear that she provides is impeccable! I have learned so much about myself in such a short amount of time and i must say that i appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! I pray that god keeps on blessing this woman for she is great at what she does! Ms. Young i want to thank for God using you to help change my life for the better!!
I’m really gaining a lot of insight into my addiction through my sessions thus far!
Great listener and ‘friend’. Loved her session.
Minutes into my very first session with Ms. Gwen, I knew that she was the perfect fit! She tells me “we didn’t meet on accident” & she was right! This amazing woman is helping me get through so much in such a short time by just being 100% real with me & I love it! She’s very professional & relatable. I feel like I’m trusting my life story with a close aunt rather a licensed therapist. She makes sessions very comfortable which allows me to relax & open up easily! Ms. Gwen is THE TRUTH!!! I absolutely recommended her! 1000/10
Great experience! I felt cared about and supported.
Gwendolyn is amazing. No words to describe. I was in crisis and she help put things into perspective. God bless this woman. She is a true servant leader.
I feel like I have accomplished a lot in life and still have a lot left to accomplish. Ive had a decent support system and never felt under-recognized. However, my sessions with Gwen, she would stop and tell me how proud of me she was and state how large an accomplishment was and I didnt know how much that meant to me until she said it and I broke down in tears. I still dont quite understand why it made me so emotional but, Im sure she does. It made me more open to her guidance and to trust the process because she clearly saw something that Ive been missing.
In the two sessions Fred has had with Gwendolyn Young he has been very complimentary about her and I have really appreciated her emails to me.
absolutely wonderful! couldn't ask for anyone better to help me through things
Great resource to have!
Ms. Gwen is very understanding and helpful to my concerns and acknowledges all of my problems. She is very kind and considerate and gives me the proper tools to handle myself and the world around me. I highly recommend her!
In the 2 months of therapy of dealing with grief and self-esteem issues. Ms. Young has given me a new perspective on dealing with my issues and I thank God for her guidance and direction and the literature and worksheets. That will help me along this journey! Thank you Ms. Young you come highly recommended in my ratings.!!
God blessed me with mighty woman of God. She is attentive to my needs and gives great advice! She has been blessed to speak life over people, this is not a job, it’s her ministry! I pray that she would continue to be a LIGHT in this dark world! Lord, please continue to bless Ms. Gwen! I love you Ms. Gwen
I had one session with Gwendolyn in which by the end I was crying (in a good way!) It was such a relief to get out of my head and get an objective perspective on my anxiety and depression. Gwendolyn's use of CBT has been a great help, and I've been using it to talk myself out of anxiety attacks all week. Strongly recommend. Thank you Gwendolyn!
Ms. Gwendolyn is awesome! She listens, provides support, and offers solutions.
Gwendolyn Young has been a wonderful help. I feel as though is such a short time she has given me some deeply profound insights into my issues and has given me lots of constructive feedback. After only a few sessions I feel as though I’ve been able to make some deeply profound realizations that I am hopeful will empower me to better control my life narrative.
She is great!
Gwendolyn Young, knows her stuff. She makes you feel so comfortable talking to her. It feels like I have known her all my life. She is a true gem. ❤️ I am glad that she is my therapist!
Immediately productive to helping me achieve better mental health. She’s the best therapist I’ve ever had. Exceptional.
I was concerned that my husband wouldn't take her counseling seriously because of her being a woman. But she quickly addressed us both without bias, and has been helping our relationship grow.
She is a great listener, offers wonderful advice, and provides supplemental resources for you to use.
Breath of fresh air.
Very professional listen well and offer advice that will help me move foward with in my situation.
Great job Gwen. You helped me discovered the importance of helping my partner and I tackled what’s in front of us.
Mrs. Young is a phenomenal person in her profession. I like the fact she listens and has teachings for the next session. She invests a tremendous amount of time planning her session with you and helping you reach your goals whether it internal help or any problems you need help with. Every time I finish a session with her. I feel more confident and remember all the teachings she has to make me a better person. I can’t wait for my next session with Mrs. Young.
I feel as if she understands me and actually cares about helping me. I feel comfortable and willing to open up so she can help me. Things are going great and I think anyone would love to have her help.
Gwen listens well, she is very supportive, and provides practical tools to equip & encourage me while working on my issues.
Gwen is thoughtful and insightful. She allows you to formulate your questions and helps you reflect on your experience. She has been incredibly helpful.
Mrs. Gwen is absolutely amazing. She is one of a kind and I am so thankful for all that she has done. She has my recommendation 100 %!!!
One of the most caring people I’ve ever met
Listens, understand and connects with client while providing tools and resources for positive change.
We met with Gwen for couples counseling weekly for about 2 months. She was extremely helpful and easy to talk to. Absolutely no feelings of judgement from her, and it was easy to be open about our problems. Gwen was able to assist a lot with some addiction and codependency issues we have experienced. Additionally, Gwen was open with us and recommended additional help with some of our problems that were out of her scope. We appreciated her openness, and will definitely be reaching out for her help again should we ever need additional support in her areas of expertise.
She has been a great listener and has very relatable. I highly recommend!
Gwen is an amazing counsellor! She helps me to get a new perspective on challenges and motivates me to make positive change in my life.
She is exactly the therapist I need.
Very pleasant woman and a very good listener and does not condemn ppl for their problems
Gwen has been a wonderful therapist and a good fit for me. She has helped me understand the benefits of CBT and new approaches for managing my anxiety and stress. 10/10 recommended.
She helps me so much!
Gwendolyn is wonderful! I feel she she is a real help to my daughter and my daughter loves her as her therapist.
It's been a long time since I've felt that I have it in me to step outside of my isolation and make effort to find an activity group to join that shares similar interest. Gwen has really helped me to find my words and express the strength and possibilities that already lies within me. She really can relate to me and she makes it safe to open up. She does not let me stay in that stuck place. Grateful for Gwen, thank you so much!
Gwendolyn provides a safe place for you to heal. She is a great therapist!!
I felt a connection with Gwen from the moment I saw her face on my computer screen during our first session. I can tell she loves what she does, and as I explained my painful childhood, I could see the concern in her eyes.
She's is a knowledgeable and confidant therapist with great skills. She provides wonderful Evian and solid, realistic advice so that I can create goals that are achievable.
Gwen is magic! we are so grateful to be connected with Gwen. she faced us without filter , and without letting us distract ourselves from our issues. we ended up with confidence and inspiration, really feel we were matched with the perfect counselor
Gwendolyn is exactly what I was hoping for in a counselor. She is truly a God send!
She’s been a Godsend. She is great and very attentive. I feel like I’ve progressed a lot in a short period of time
Gwen is awesome! Referring her to my sister
Gwendolyn is a true professional. She guides with empathy and expertise. With a warm demeanor, she clearly communicates practical expectations that can be immediately applied to everyday life. I greatly appreciate her help and support!
Experienced therapist making your difficult times easier with spirit and courage
Gwendolyn understands where I am coming from and can relate to all my fears and emotions. She has been very helpful.
Ms. Gwen was just the remedy I needed for this season. She was a great listener, asking me questions to help me clarify my thoughts. Her wisdom helped me see my way to a better path. and for that I will be forever grateful.
Gwen is good at what she does. Highly recommend her. Very relatable and understanding. Ability to tackle difficult subjects head on
Gwen has been very helpful and concern.
She’s amazing. Very good listener and she’s always understanding. I love her!
Gwen is a great match for me. She is engaging. attentive, and caring. She has given me useful counseling and hope in short order - we’ve only had two sessions so far, but I look forward to more.
Gwendolyn got to the root issue fairly quickly and gave us some things to work on that has worked successfully. I have definitely felt better after speaking with her.
Excellent at helping my reach the core of my anxiety issues. Took a step-by-step approach to breaking down my negative thoughts and providing helpful examples of scenarios and role play to resolve issues. She was great!
Gwen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. Her support has been vital in helping me me navigate family and personal challenges.
Gwen is easy to talk to, is respectful, speaks genuinely from her heart. I would recommend Gwen to anyone! Love this woman!
Gwendolyn Young is amazing. She listens, identifies what I am going through and helps me understand what I need to do. We share a love for Jesus which makes our sessions amazing. She is the best.
Best therapist I have ever worked with. Gwendolyn has a gift. Highly recommend to anyone struggling with addiction and other issues.
Gwendolyn is very understanding and provides clear feedback
She is great, has experience on different things to help out and listens to concerns and helps come up with plans to make things better.
Gwen is smart, insightful, relatable, compassionate and has a talent for getting to the root of the problem. She offers humor during the session, knowing when and how is the appropriate time to to break up some of the hard work that can sometimes come with therapy. Gwen has given me concrete tools to use in between sessions. I enjoy working with Gwen and would definitely recommend her to a friend or family member.
Gwendolyn is great! Ive never had a therapist who I completely relate to on a personal level. She's very direct, assertive and gives very warm advice. I'm glad I found her!
Best therapist I have been to. She really understand my needs as a patient and continues to help me figure out how I should manage my issues.
Gwendolyn makes me feel supported and protected, she doesn’t make me feel like I am in therapy but more so I am just working through thoughts and emotions with guidance! We have technical issues sometimes but it doesn’t hinder anything.
She’s great very strait forward
Gwen Young is absolutely amazing I just started working with her I felt hopeless now I feel hopeful thank yall