Genia Young, Therapist in California — Zencare
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Genia Young

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC
California Waitlist Online

I am not accepting new clients until the end of November. You may contact me about joining the waitlist and I will follow up with you.

Updated October 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Artists' mental health
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Tired of feeling like you are barely surviving in the areas of life that matter most to you or even worse, the things that seemed important have gone out of existence. Is “functioning” the new bar for a meaningful life? No more.

My combined training in marriage and family therapy, art therapy, and developmental and educational psychology makes me uniquely qualified to assist clients throughout the various transitions that happen during our lifetime. I am always looking at how we learn, mature, and adapt in response to change. I’ve witnessed clients who engage in the creative process under the guidance of a trained art therapist explore new ways to resolve conflicts and problems, improve communication skills, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness.

Perhaps you are looking to renew vitality and connection in the areas of life that matter most to you or you are ready to make a change and create a new future for yourself? In the art making process you can practice how you really want to live and be out in the world in a safe non-judgmental space.

You can expect an atmosphere that embodies honesty, collaboration, and humility. Encouraging a practice of self-compassion is key.


Specialties

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

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

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

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Genia 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: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am to 7:30 pm
  • Tue 9 am to 7:30 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9 am to 7:30 pm
  • Fri 9 am to 7:30 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years


Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy with Specialization in Art Therapy, 2010
Boston College, M.A. Developmental and Educational Psychology, 2000
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A. Psychology, 1997


Licensure

California: 91339


Languages

English