Angie Young MSW, LCSW, EMDR

Therapist | Clinical Lead
Brief info

It is my firm belief that you have the capacity to become the version of yourself that feels the most real. To build understanding about how your experiences, relationships, and culture have impacted your life. I seek to be a companion in the process of sharing your personal story as you sift through the well of your entirety to discover your authentic voice. Together, we will use attachment theories, emotionally focused work, and brain-based approaches like EMDR to reclaim the chapters of your life where difficult experiences stole your sense of who you are. To nurture growth, healing, and overcoming loneliness.

My experience working with individuals and couples covers areas of disruption from complex trauma, sexual abuse, religious trauma, purity culture, grief, attachment wounds, abandonment, and shame. As a trained EMDR therapist, I approach each person with empathy and openness to grow towards self-awareness, understanding, and emotional connection. I find it essential to create an atmosphere of safety and acceptance in any therapeutic relationship. By understanding sexuality, utilizing sex-positive counseling practices, and being an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community in the therapy dynamic, I passionately advocate for vulnerable individuals.

My professional experience includes a wide variety of work with individuals, children, and families facing disruption from trauma, substance abuse, grief, anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. As a Peace Corps volunteer, I have lived and worked alongside individuals facing chronic illness and learned the importance of being culturally sensitive and acknowledging diversity. An important goal is creating an atmosphere of safety and acceptance in the therapeutic relationship, and developing mutually agreed-upon goals for treatment. I approach each client with empathy, and openness regardless of age. Individuals, children, and families are engaged in therapy with compassion and dignity, as they move towards self-awareness, understanding, and reconciliation.


630.442.1895
info@yourstoryinc.com
4745 Main Street, Suite 207
Lisle, IL. 60532

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