Alison Young,MFT

Alison Young,MFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 47659
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free initial phone consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


21208 Costanso St.
Woodland Hills, California 91364

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My Approach to Helping

Do you find yourself feeling irritated and let down in relationships but drawn in at the same time? Do you feel guilty, or like you must be doing something wrong? Perhaps you question yourself and wonder, what do other?s really think of me? Are you experiencing anxiety, tension and fatigue? Perhaps you have found things that provide some distraction but the feelings seem to always be simmering under the surface. I help woman struggling with relationships find a path out of waiting and hoping for an outcome and into a more empowered state of being. I understand these feelings and help women strengthen their sense of self and create deeper more meaningful relationships. Call me to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation. You can do this!

More Info About My Practice

What I have found over the years is that a good outcome in therapy largely depends on the strength of the relationship between client and therapist. I try to establish this bond in the initial stage of therapy by being respectful, curious, nonjudgemental and honest. I draw from attachment theory, neuroscience, mindfulness, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and psychodynamic therapy to help clients deepen their understanding of who they really are vs. who they believe they ?should? be. Depending on your individual needs, we may work to decrease anxiety, build resilience and find new responses to old relationship challenges.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in helping woman heal from the effects of relational trauma. Relational trauma, sometimes called attachment wounding, occurs when a person you are highly attached to, usually a partner, parent or some other type of caregiver, fails to offer connection, engagement and emotional attunement. Betrayal, emotional abuse and neglect, abandonment, feelings of rejection and a lack of support can all result in attachment injuries that can show up later in life around how we are in relationship. We are dependent on staying connected and feeling close to those we love. When this is compromised, our nervous system is activated which can create feelings of deep panic. I help clients through a process of healing from these specific kinds of experiences that often leave adults scratching their heads and wondering why they feel the way they do.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, LGBT community, female professionals, trauma survivors, perfectionists,teensadults who struggle with foodbody image issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

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