About Me

Julia Young, MA, LMFT, LPCC

With 10 years of combined experience across the business world and field of psychology, I am uniquely positioned to help clients with a wide range of issues that can affect their organizations, families, relationships, and careers. Throughout my career, I have helped executives, organizations, individuals, and groups improve culture, increase productivity, revamp relationships, and foster enthusiasm for their futures. I currently specialize in executive coaching and workshop facilitation focused on change management, communication, and employee wellness.

I am licensed by California's Board of Behavioral Sciences as both a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Professional Clinical Counselor, and am also currently serving as a clinical supervisor to several interns working toward their own licensure. I hold a Master of Arts in Psychology with a dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling from Brandman University, and completed the 3,000 post-graduate-degree internship hours and 3 state board examinations required for dual licensure. I am also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have completed specialized training in Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Sciences in Business Administration and Accounting from San Diego State University. Previously, I worked for 5 years in various accounting, finance, business, and consulting positions.

My Experience

In my current private practice, I deliver executive coaching and facilitate workshops to help clients improve their communication skills, decrease anxiety around change, shift familial and workplace cultures, adjust to career and organizational transformations, and take empowered action to create success, forward momentum, and positive change in their lives.

BACKGROUND

Prior to my current private practice as an executive coach and workshop facilitator, I provided individual, couple, family, and group therapy, as well as crisis intervention, and mental health education at College of the Canyons' Student Health Center to students, faculty, and the local community. I helped students with many issues affecting their mental health, including anxiety, family conflicts, adjusting to college life, learning disabilities, homelessness, and physical, emotional, and sexual assault. To ensure the best treatment possible, I often collaborated with career counselors, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, psychologists, teachers, and many other professionals at College of the Canyons, Academy of the Canyons, California State University Northridge, and Los Angeles Unified, Hart, Saugus, and Castaic Union School Districts. In addition, I co-founded the Autism Social Alliance (ASA), a social and therapeutic group for students on the autism spectrum. The group provided a safe environment for students, friends, family, and community members like police or professors, to come together to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders and how we as a community can provide better services and lessen negative stigma.

At New Directions for Youth, a non-profit organization for youth and families identified as being "at-risk," I provided group and individual therapy, crisis intervention, and faculty training relating to substance abuse, gang affiliation, physical and/or sexual abuse, school failure, early pregnancy, or juvenile delinquency.

At Tarzana Treatment Center, an inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, I provided individual, couple, family, and group therapy, as well as crisis intervention and faculty training. I led multiple psychoeducational workshops and process groups with 40+ participants pertaining to grief and loss, relapse prevention, coping skills, healthy relationships, parenting, domestic violence victims, and domestic violence perpetrators. I also worked closely with the Department of Mental Health (DMH), Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), justice system, medical staff, and many others for the benefit of my clients.

EDUCATION

  • Brandman University: Master of Arts, Psychology | Dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling
  • San Diego State University: Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Sciences, Business Administration | Emphasis in Accounting

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #LMFT97288
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, #LPCC3942
  • Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT): Clinical Member
  • Co-founder and CFO for the Santa Clarita Valley chapter, 2016-2018
  • California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE): Member
  • Counseling California: Member
  • Psychology Today: Member