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Gwendolyn Young, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

My name is Gwendolyn Young, I come to the counseling profession with life experiences that have molded me into the unique and determined person that I am today. While in my storm I did not understand, at times I felt hopeless. However, once I was able to break through the tension, I became mindful and aware of who I am as a person. Today I now understand that there are lessons to learn from the good things in life as well as the bad experiences that life has to offer. The benefits of those lessons were astronomical. Through it all I never gave up on myself even if the odds were totally against me. 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. I am a dedicated counselor that understand the many turmoil’s of those who seek my help. Additionally, I am a person-centered clinician skilled in the use of various theoretical orientations that will help the person to break through their life situation (s).

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

VA LPC 0701010527


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gwendolyn Young. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She can hear your unspoken words too. She spoke from the heart to my heart: listening to it all.

Written on May 26, 2023 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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 !:)

Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem

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

Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

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.

Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gwendolyn is absolutely phenomenal! She is wise, intentional, and compassionate. She’s been a God-send for me!

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes