Tanya Young is a mental health professional who has been in the field of mental health counseling for over 20 years, providing therapeutic services to clients, clinical supervision to staff, and program management. She obtained her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Community Mental Health from Towson University (Towson, MD). For her undergraduate studies, she attended Saint Augustine's College (Raleigh, NC) and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Political Science.
Tanya's areas of expertise include anxiety, trauma, depression, transition and loss, relational difficulties, identity development, and chemical dependency. She employs a strengths based, culturally sensitive, holistic, and integrative approach to understanding how problems arise in life based on the unique experiences of each client. Tanya practices using a multicultural and humanistic framework with an emphasis on cultural humility and responsiveness. Collaboration and empowerment of her clients along with her deep compassion lead to resilience and recovery in the therapeutic process.
Tanya is particularly passionate about providing mental health services for African immigrants, disenfranchised, and marginalized populations that would not traditionally access therapy and counseling services.
Tanya provides a warm, nonjudgmental, safe space for her clients, and empowers them to develop the inner strength to let go of maladaptive and self-destructive patterns in order to create their unique pathways to wellness and add value, meaning, and purpose in their lives.
She integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered and Trauma Informed Therapy and Non-Violent Communication (NVC) based on the uniqueness of each client and does not believe in a “one technique fits all” approach, rather utilizes a person centered approach.
Tanya believes in the significance of passing on knowledge, and the adage "each one teach one". She enjoys teaching, coaching, and providing supervision to clinicians who are seeking licensure. Tanya is a board approved LPCC supervisor with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, and provides both individual and group supervisory hours to candidates who are seeking to fulfill licensure requirements.