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Aleana Young

Aleana Young


14 years of experience

Hello, thank you for considering me to help you on your healing journey. I am an LCSW and I have been a mental health professional for the past 14 years. My style is eclectic and I incorporate relevant techniques from evidenced based practices, based on the individual needs of my clients. I am a holistic practitioner and focus on mind, body, and spiritual wellness. I provide transformational psychotherapy through my virtual office. In addition, I am a reiki master and have been practicing natural healing for 30 years. I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Therapies, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are my main evidenced based tools.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

During the first session, I will be collecting Information about you and getting to know you on a personal level. We will come up with a treatment plan based on individual goals and needs. We will discuss personal history, family issues, biological, medical, trauma, addictions, and other relevant information needed to best serve you as an individual. I am also available to answer any of your questions once the intake is completed. We will come up with a list of measurable goals during the treatment process.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I am compassionate, empathetic, and non judgmental. Some of my clients come to me because I am open minded, liberal, spiritual, and up front. People like that I can be direct and speak the truth plainly. I am serious as a therapist but also enjoy being light hearted at times in sessions. I like to teach specific skills and make sure that my clients are learning what they need to and not just wasting time in treatment. I incorporate mind and body wellness and have an holistic approach that is unique to traditional therapy. I LOVE animals and one of the best things about virtual sessions is getting to see all the animal companions at home. I have been through a lot in my own life and a lot of my strengths are drawn from my own experiences as well as education as a mental health professional.

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My treatment methods

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

I utilize DBT skills in an outpatient setting teaching Mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and the "middle path". DBT is effective for treating depression, anxiety, bi polar disorder, personality disorders, and stress management.


I am trained and certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and I am able to provide this service virtually on Telehealth. EMDR is utilized to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT is the basic foundation of what I teach as a therapist and it will be intertwined with other treatment modalities I use in therapy sessions. CBT teaches us how to gain control over our thought processes and mental state.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Mindfulness based therapies are highly encouraged for all of my clients to try. Mindfulness is very effective for treating anxiety and depression. It teaches up to be present and how not focus on all the things that can go wrong.

Mind-body approach

I consider myself an holistic therapist and I incorporate coaching on mind and body wellness.