Emily Young is a Licensed Master Social Worker and received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland. Since graduating with her MSW, Emily has worked to provide highly specialized trauma-informed grief therapy to children, families, teens and adults in hospice and outpatient settings. Emily has specific training from the Center of Complicated Grief and specializes in working with clients who have experienced traumatic losses of a loved one from suicide, substance abuse, homicide, and perinatal traumas.
Emily is highly skilled in working with clients who also present with depression, anxiety and complex trauma experiences. She also works with clients who have a history of or are currently engaging in non-suicidal self-injury and other high-risk behaviors. Emily utilizes integrated brain-based, body-focused, and complicated grief approaches to therapy. She integrates mindfulness, brain-based psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, Parts Work for Dissociation and other approaches to support clients with complex needs. She believes that grief is not pathological and that everyone experiences the grief process differently, and on their own timelines. Emily strives to create a safe space for clients to share the story of their loss and traumas to create lasting bonds with their loved ones and deeper understanding of self.
Emily recognizes her client’s experiences with grief, trauma and life in general are deeply personal and individual. Emily strives to create a therapeutic partnership approach to therapy and works to sustain a therapeutic relationship that is built on trust, support, self-empowerment and client-centered resilience, to achieve goals determined by the client. Emily is certified to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist and obtained a certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training from Behavioral Tech.