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Miranda Young is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor located in San Fransisco, CA. Miranda specializes in working with the LGBTQ community, including LGBTQ adolescents who seek support as they navigate their identities. Many of Miranda’s clients have experienced trauma in their lives, whether that’s systemic trauma or trauma from their childhoods, including abuse or neglect. This trauma can manifest into challenging mental health, including anxiety, attachment issues, and self-doubt.
Miranda takes a feminist, queer lens to working with clients. She encourages clients to identify the societal barriers that have held them back from wellbeing, and to take a strengths-based perspective of their own resilience. She helps clients recognize harmful patterns, especially the patterns established during their childhood. She also uses a therapy modality called Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which equips clients with the ability to recognize negative thought patterns that can lead to lower mood or unhealthy behavior, especially in the presence of a trauma history. Miranda also incorporates mindfulness and breathwork into her sessions, teaching clients how to be present with their minds and bodies.
Miranda earned a Master’s degree from the University of San Fransisco. She has over 10 years of experience working with clients in the mental health setting, and enjoys making all clients feel heard, understood, respected, and affirmed.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships
Miranda Young is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 9 years
San Francisco Therapy Collective, Therapist, 2021 - 2022
Queer Life Space, Therapy Intern, 2019 - 2021
University of San Francisco, Masters in Counseling Psychology, 2015
University of San Francisco, Bachelors in Spanish, 2013