Jenny L. Young, M.A.,
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Jenny Young is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who works with children, adults, couples and families. Jenny strives to create a safe and supportive environment where client and clinician can work in collaboration to resolve current issues, promote healing from past trauma, and to increase self-awareness and confidence.
Jenny grew up here in Redding, CA and loves the area's beautiful surroundings. "There's something about water, be it the river, the creeks, the water falls, the lakes...that bring me peace. The sounds and sights transport me to an introspective place of calm."
Jenny is the mother of three adult children and the adopted grandmother of many. Her husband, Peter, teaches psychology at both Shasta College and Simpson University and is the "very best husband in the world." Jenny's family bring meaning and joy to her life, exemplifying the unconditional love and connection that she tries to bring to her practice. "I want to be authentically me everywhere I go and I want to encourage my clients to feel safe exploring their own authenticity in our time together. Who you see in my office is who I am all the time. The care and acceptance I hope you experience with me, is always genuine."
Before becoming a therapist, Jenny was a sign language interpreter for over 20 years. Her experience and familiarity in the school system and with students ranging from kindergarten to college are seen in her ease and expertise with children and young adults.
Jenny attended the Masters of Counseling Psychology program at Simpson University here in Redding, CA and graduated at the top of her class. Jenny worked at both the Simpson Counseling Center, and the Good News Rescue Mission during her schooling and has worked in private practice under the supervision of Lisa Jellison, M.A. LMFT #46430 for the past 2 !/2 years.
With goals to promote personal growth and healing, Jenny has worked successfully with issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, behavioral issues, relational problems, parenting skills, grief and loss, stress and a variety of other issues.
Jenny is trained in sand tray therapy, used with both children and adults, Gottman Couples Therapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). Jenny is excited to continue her education by attending a trauma training in February 2017 with the esteemed, Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk and later in the year, a caregiver's training at the Zen Hospice Center.