For nearly 30
years, I've specialized in therapy with individuals, couples, and
groups, and, for 20 years, I was an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University,
teaching: Intro to Psychology, Interpersonal Attraction &
Romantic Love, Human Sexuality, Sexual Disorders & Treatment, Chemical
Dependency Treatment, and other general psychology classes. My academic research interests were on romantic love —
the differences between intense/compelling and secure/comfortable love
experiences, on behavioral self-reliance in women, and on the use of videotaped
therapy in chemical dependency treatment.
I am certified in EMDR and in Gottman
Couple’s Therapy and as an Art & Science of Love (Gottman)
Workshop Leader and as a Gottman Method Level I Teacher. I use a holistic/transpersonal approach.
Past workshops have included:
Gottman Method Couples Therapy--An introduction, Romantic Relationships--A Traveler’s Guide,
Women & Sexuality, Kindly Assertive Communication Skills--Setting boundaries with grace and softened startup, Meet Your Selves--Voice dialogue, aware ego, & psychology of selves, Psychology of Selves in Transition--Standing at the crossroads. I specialize in a variety of
therapeutic methods, including cognitive-behavioral, Voice Dialogue, EMDR, and Gottman Method couple's therapy. I've also received training in Imago and Emotion-focused approaches.
Since the work of therapy, itself, can seem pretty daunting,
I prefer to work in more casual (than formal) surroundings. My office resembles a comfortable living
room/library and my two, allergy-friendly, standard, chocolate Labradoodles
come to work with me every day.
Because I love teaching and mentoring and working with
others, I currently supervise a Marriage & Family Therapy Intern and a Social
Work Intern. In addition, my practice includes a friend who is also a Clinical
Psychologist and who supervises an additional Social Work Intern.
Please visit my website for more information: http://pathways2wellness.com/
Dr. Nancy D Young ReachesCosta Mesa CANewport Beach CA