Alison Young

This was me in a nutshell! I struggled with relationships and I was really good at blaming myself when things didn’t go right. If it’s me then I can fix it! I can try harder, be better, appear more put together and then it will all come together? Right? Wrong. What happened was my anxiety grew, tension in my body increased and I actually felt more disconnected from others. I was so at a loss that I knew I had to do something. This is when I became whole-heartedly dedicated to learning (and experiencing)) what a healthy relationship was and what it truly meant to be seen and see another. I learned that to create deep and loving relationships, I had to be who I really was, faults and all, and I needed to believe that that was enough. Today I live with my husband, my two young kids and my dog Harrison in Woodland Hills, CA.

How I work 

What I have found over the years is that a good outcome in therapy largely depends on the strength of the relationship between client and therapist. I try to establish a sense of safety and trust in the initial stage of therapy by being respectful, curious, non-judgmental and honest. I draw from attachment theory, neuroscience, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and psychodynamic therapy in my work. I am a lifelong learner and always strive to stay up to date on current research in the field, especially as it relates to trauma-informed care, the mind-body connection and working with developmental trauma/attachment wounding. My style is relaxed, collaborative, proactive and engaged and I feel honored to be able to do what I do. Call today for a free 15-minute phone consultation!

Associations
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • Society for the Psychology of Women
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute,  Graduate Level 1