Genia Young is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist located in Los Angeles, CA. Genia supports clients who find themselves experiencing intense emotional reactions to everyday stressors. Her clients struggle to manage their emotions, which can stem from issues of anxiety or depression. She also provides warm support for clients who are going through major life transitions, including changes in employment and relationships.
Genia specializes in art therapy, which is an effective and evidence-based therapy modality. She encourages clients to explore their emotions, thoughts, dreams, and desires through various creative mediums, no matter the client’s artistic background or skill. She combines this practice with psychoeducation and goal-setting so that clients learn how to better manage their emotions. By teaching clients effective coping skills, Genia supports her clients as they process through difficult emotions, memories, and relationships.
Genia earned a Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loyola Marymount University with a specialization in Clinical Art Therapy. She also has a Master’s degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology. She is a Board Certified Arts Therapist. Her goal is to provide clients a non judgmental space to open up, learn more about themselves, and grow through self-compassion.