ELIZABETH YOUNG, LPC
My career path started by backpacking through the local Idaho desert with teens in residential Wilderness Therapy. Seeking more skills and tools to help people heal and grow, I obtained a master’s in counseling from Gonzaga University followed by an LPC license in Idaho state. I have experience working in outpatient clinics and residential programs, with individuals and groups ages 5 to 70+. I have found my passion in working with adults of all life-stages who are seeking to navigate their life with greater mental and emotional wellbeing.
My work as a clinician is grounded in a humanistic approach. I integrate experiential and educational technique from evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance Commitment, Dialectical Behavioral, and Emotion Focused therapies. Tuning into your experiences, values, and goals will help us uncover and understand the root of concern as well as inform the direction of our counseling process together. I use a person-centered and compassionate approach to help individuals develop new insights about their mental and emotional well-being. Skills may be taught and practiced in the comfort and safety of counseling sessions with support and guidance, to help you build new experiences and patterns for growth and healing.
Starting counseling is a pivotal step that requires courage. I encourage you to bring this bravery into the counseling process, along with compassion and curiosity for what is to come. I look forward to dedicating myself to each session, with the hope of inspiring and enabling you to move through life in new and meaningful ways.