Amber Young, Therapist in Danbury, Connecticut — Zencare
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Amber Young

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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Master of Science, MS Master of Arts, MA
Maryland, Connecticut Accepting Online
Danbury Accepting In-person
Updated July 27, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Amber Young is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Danbury, CT. Amber specializes in helping young adults who struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, and chronic stress. Many of her clients hold themselves to impossibly high standards, which gives them an edge when it comes to their careers, but leaves them feeling emotionally exhausted, disconnected, and inauthentic. Sometimes, they suffer from low self-esteem and feel that they are not worthy of healthy, loving relationships. She also supports clients who have gone through traumatic events, including abusive or toxic relationships.



Amber is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She teaches clients how to cope with distress through the exploration and practice of coping skills, which can include grounding exercises, visualizations, self-affirmations, and more. She also teaches clients how to become wary of untrue, warped thought patterns that leave them with negative self-talk. By providing a compassionate, down-to-earth space for clients to talk about what’s going on in their lives, Amber helps them set goals for their mental health and reach those goals.



Amber earned a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is passionate about increasing accessibility of mental health services for people of color and the LGBTQ community. Her goal is to ensure that every client feels welcomed and respected as they take steps towards achieving their goals.


Message to clients

Hi there!

Here at Cope & Calm Counseling, we strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which you can grow. While working with me, you will find an ally, an advocate, and a compassionate observer. We will work together to identify your strengths and explore ways to utilize them in order to improve your responses to whatever hurdles life throws your way.

I currently offer both in-person and virtual sessions. Typically, I do not have a preference for either, so please feel free to choose the environment that works best for you! I am an out-of-network provider, but at the end of each month you will receive the documentation needed to request reimbursement from your insurer.

If you are interested in learning more, please reach out for a free consultation.

Thank you for considering Cope & Calm to support you,

Amber


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Amber Young is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10-4
  • Wed 10-8
  • Thu 10-8
  • Fri 10-4
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10-4
  • Wed 10-8
  • Thu 10-8
  • Fri 10-4
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Danbury practice
36 Mill Plain Rd, Suite 401, Danbury, Connecticut 06811
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10-4
  • Wed 10-8
  • Thu 10-8
  • Fri 10-4
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Therapist & Founder, Cope & Calm Counseling, 2021 - Present
Therapist, Your Best Self Therapy, 2020 - 2021
Prince George's County Public Schools, School Counselor, 2014 - 2016

Catholic University, MA Psychology, 2018
Johns Hopkins University, MS Counseling, 2014
Fordham University, BS Psychology, 2013


Licensure

Maryland: LC11545

Connecticut: 5261


Languages

English