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LPC, Addiction, Specialist Gwendolyn Young

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Gwendolyn Young is an experienced, licensed Mental Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy offered through our partner, BetterHelp.

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Licensing: LPC, Addiction, Specialist Years in Practice: 10 State: Virginia

My name is Gwendolyn Young, I come to the counseling profession with life experiences that have molded me into the unique and determined person that I am today. While in my storm I did not understand, at times I felt hopeless. However, once I was able to break through the tension, I became mindful and aware of who I am as a person. Today I now understand that there are lessons to learn from the good things in life as well as the bad experiences that life has to offer. The benefits of those lessons were astronomical. Through it all I never gave up on myself even if the odds were totally against me. I am a licensed professional counselor and addiction specialist. I have earned a master's degree in professional counseling, a master's degree in addiction counseling and a post-master's in addiction specialization. I am a dedicated counselor that understand the many turmoil’s of those who seek my help. Additionally, I am a person-centered clinician skilled in the use of various theoretical orientations that will help the person to break through their life situation (s).

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Issues
Stress Anxiety Addictions Grief Self esteem Depression Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Anger management Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes ADHD
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Reviews for Gwendolyn Young

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Just Fabulous. Thank me later!

Feb 14, 2024

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Gwen is very easy to talk to. She ‘s listens and provides encouragement along with activities you can review daily.

Feb 09, 2024

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Gwendolyn is great. She understands what I am going through and lets me know God is always there for me

Feb 01, 2024

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Understand my concerns and needs. Provide help in the healing that I need. Very resourceful and understanding.

Jan 26, 2024

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Best therapist I ever had.

Jan 20, 2024

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Gwen has been very understanding and nonjudgmental, which has kept me from seeking counseling long ago because I was worried about being judged. She's Great!!!

Oct 13, 2023

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We have met once so far and she s doing great. She offered some very useful tools right in the first meeting that I will definitely try.

Jul 20, 2023

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Great resource to have!

Oct 18, 2022

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Gwen listens well, she is very supportive, and provides practical tools to equip & encourage me while working on my issues.

Jun 22, 2022

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She is exactly the therapist I need.

May 24, 2022

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Gwendolyn is exactly what I was hoping for in a counselor. She is truly a God send!

Apr 07, 2022

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Gwen is awesome! Referring her to my sister

Apr 01, 2022

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Ms. Gwen is supportive and passionate about my journey during this therapy experience. I look forward to our session every week and always take away lessons to better myself!

Dec 01, 2023

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In a very short period of time Gwen has lead me in the right direction. She gives me clear concrete explanations and examples that motivate me to heal.

Nov 10, 2023

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Very sweet and willing to work with you to solve your problems and dealw it your anxiety. Would reccomend

Oct 21, 2023

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Gwen is tremendously helpful. Sensitive, insightful and a pro

Oct 10, 2023

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She really shows she cares and help me navigate a tough time in my life

Sep 23, 2023

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She is a wonderful therapist. I recommend her to anyone. She's a wonderful person. She makes you feel comfortable. And she is a well spoken person. I adore her and would not have another therapist other than her.

Sep 19, 2023

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She’s incredible!

Sep 09, 2023

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I cannot recommend Mrs. Young enough. She has helped me through many seasons of life. She is compassionate, honest, thoughtful, and wise. She is the full package and this is why I return to therapy. I have never had a therapist that is more practical and down to earth than her. Therapy feels comfortable and this has helped me navigate very difficult changes in my personal and professional life. Thank you, Mrs. Gwen. :)

Sep 08, 2023

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Gwen is so kind and understanding - and she actually listens to me when I tell her what I want to talk about. So many doctors try to shoehorn me into a box and try to treat an issue that I'm not there to treat. She cares enough to let me lead.

Aug 25, 2023

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Ms. Gwen is a wonderful, wise counselor with a wealth of skill and experience. I would recommend her to anyone who is actually ready for change!!!

Aug 18, 2023

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Gwendolyn has been a true blessing in my life. She has helped me heal in many ways and I am grateful for her as my therapist.

Aug 15, 2023

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She’s great!

Aug 12, 2023

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Very efficient and effort, I have an amazing therapist and she is extremely sensitive and in tune with my concerns, plus she is Christian as well and that really helps in my counseling journey.

Aug 06, 2023

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Gwendolyn has been such a pleasure to work with and I would greatly recommend her!!

Aug 01, 2023

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She listened and challenged me to not only talk through situations but evaluate them without becoming triggered all over again. Thank you Ms. Gwen, you made a difference.

Jul 31, 2023

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Gwendolyn has helped me immensely in only a few sessions. She focused on the main issue in my life encouraged me to take a step that I was avoiding. I’m already moving in the right direction with her guidance. I feel supported especially when I’m emotional and she’s able to direct my attention to healing where I need to.

Jul 03, 2023

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Gwen is amazing.

Jun 13, 2023

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Great compassionate therapist. Definitely recommend her based on her skill level, client-centered approach, and willingness to hear you as the client.

Jun 08, 2023

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Ms. Gwen is very attentive. She listens to you, gives feedback, and responds in a timely matter. She is transparent by sharing her own personal stories that help relate to what you're facing. She is passionate about what she does and is excited when you make progress.

Jun 02, 2023

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She can hear your unspoken words too. She spoke from the heart to my heart: listening to it all.

May 26, 2023

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She has been a great therapist she saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself, really grateful for meeting her and her giving me a different perspective on how to view myself !:)

May 25, 2023

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We have only had a couple sessions, but those sessions have been good with working on figuring out what my core issues could potentially be, and how to look deeper

May 22, 2023

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Gwen shows heartfelt concern for my sadness and grief. She helps me express my feelings in a way I haven’t before. We have only had one session via video but it was extremely helpful and I’m certain our next session will be the same. Thank you Gwen.

Mar 28, 2023

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She's open, curious, and a great listener. I don't have much experience expressing my needs and concerns but Gwen helped me feel comfortable doing so. She was sensitive to how my cultural and family dynamics affected my personal relationships and self esteem. Her calm and straight forward advice helped me break down certain anxiety loops so I could move forward with a better attitude.

Mar 15, 2023

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Gwendolyn is absolutely phenomenal! She is wise, intentional, and compassionate. She’s been a God-send for me!

Feb 28, 2023

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Gwendolyn is amazing! She understood my struggled and has helped me a lot!

Feb 22, 2023

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Gwen is a good listener. She provides acknowledgement and feedback. She encourages you to think about why you respond the way you do. She tries to be relatable. She’s respectful and kind.

Feb 14, 2023

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She has helped me so much in the past, she inspires me to advocate for myself and better mental health.

Feb 13, 2023

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Just in one session I've been able to feel a whole lot better

Feb 13, 2023

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I’ve only had one session so far but felt very hopeful after our session and equipped to do the work to continue moving forward with improving my mental health

Feb 04, 2023

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Gwendolyn is an extremely thoughtful and intelligent individual that truly knows how to listen. When she does ask questions they are insightful and helpful. I am grateful for her time and guidance through this dark chapter in my life.

Jan 18, 2023

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Even after one session, I feel more capable than I ever have before

Jan 14, 2023

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Gwen is an island of calm and sanity and honesty in my mental world of me. She has helped me discover some peace to my past and my anxieties. She is a wonderful listener and helps smoothly talk and suggest the things I need to address. Thank You so much for your help!

Jan 10, 2023

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Ms. Young has been a godsend to my life. So thankful for her words of wisdom and the tools she gives me. I recommend her highly!

Jan 08, 2023

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The greatest

Dec 28, 2022

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My time with Gweldolyn was very helpful. She is a great listener and she helped me work through issues of uncertainty around leaving my marriage and clarify the reasons why I need to. Thank you Gwendolyn!

Dec 28, 2022

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Ms. Young provided exceptional service to me during a dark time in my life. I can say that i feel more confident in myself and my feelings after learning how to manage my emotions and communicate effectively. Ms. Young is professional, and the listening ear that she provides is impeccable! I have learned so much about myself in such a short amount of time and i must say that i appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! I pray that god keeps on blessing this woman for she is great at what she does! Ms. Young i want to thank for God using you to help change my life for the better!!

Dec 15, 2022

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I’m really gaining a lot of insight into my addiction through my sessions thus far!

Dec 12, 2022

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Great listener and ‘friend’. Loved her session.

Nov 27, 2022

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Minutes into my very first session with Ms. Gwen, I knew that she was the perfect fit! She tells me “we didn’t meet on accident” & she was right! This amazing woman is helping me get through so much in such a short time by just being 100% real with me & I love it! She’s very professional & relatable. I feel like I’m trusting my life story with a close aunt rather a licensed therapist. She makes sessions very comfortable which allows me to relax & open up easily! Ms. Gwen is THE TRUTH!!! I absolutely recommended her! 1000/10

Nov 22, 2022

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Great experience! I felt cared about and supported.

Nov 21, 2022

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Gwendolyn is amazing. No words to describe. I was in crisis and she help put things into perspective. God bless this woman. She is a true servant leader.

Nov 19, 2022

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She's great!

Nov 16, 2022

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I feel like I have accomplished a lot in life and still have a lot left to accomplish. Ive had a decent support system and never felt under-recognized. However, my sessions with Gwen, she would stop and tell me how proud of me she was and state how large an accomplishment was and I didnt know how much that meant to me until she said it and I broke down in tears. I still dont quite understand why it made me so emotional but, Im sure she does. It made me more open to her guidance and to trust the process because she clearly saw something that Ive been missing.

Nov 10, 2022

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absolutely wonderful! couldn't ask for anyone better to help me through things

Oct 19, 2022

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Ms. Gwen is very understanding and helpful to my concerns and acknowledges all of my problems. She is very kind and considerate and gives me the proper tools to handle myself and the world around me. I highly recommend her!

Oct 18, 2022

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In the 2 months of therapy of dealing with grief and self-esteem issues. Ms. Young has given me a new perspective on dealing with my issues and I thank God for her guidance and direction and the literature and worksheets. That will help me along this journey! Thank you Ms. Young you come highly recommended in my ratings.!!

Oct 02, 2022

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God blessed me with mighty woman of God. She is attentive to my needs and gives great advice! She has been blessed to speak life over people, this is not a job, it’s her ministry! I pray that she would continue to be a LIGHT in this dark world! Lord, please continue to bless Ms. Gwen! I love you Ms. Gwen -Kerene

Sep 28, 2022

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I’m so much better for Gwen’s care!

Sep 27, 2022

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I had one session with Gwendolyn in which by the end I was crying (in a good way!) It was such a relief to get out of my head and get an objective perspective on my anxiety and depression. Gwendolyn's use of CBT has been a great help, and I've been using it to talk myself out of anxiety attacks all week. Strongly recommend. Thank you Gwendolyn!

Sep 17, 2022

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Gwendolyn Young has been a wonderful help. I feel as though is such a short time she has given me some deeply profound insights into my issues and has given me lots of constructive feedback. After only a few sessions I feel as though I’ve been able to make some deeply profound realizations that I am hopeful will empower me to better control my life narrative.

J.A.·Aug 11, 2022

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She is great!

A.N.·Aug 03, 2022

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Gwendolyn Young, knows her stuff. She makes you feel so comfortable talking to her. It feels like I have known her all my life. She is a true gem. ❤️ I am glad that she is my therapist!

Z.E.·Jul 29, 2022

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Immediately productive to helping me achieve better mental health. She’s the best therapist I’ve ever had. Exceptional.

M.A.·Jul 19, 2022

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She is a great listener, offers wonderful advice, and provides supplemental resources for you to use.

R.O.·Jul 09, 2022

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Breath of fresh air.

A.M.·Jul 08, 2022

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Very professional listen well and offer advice that will help me move foward with in my situation.

R.H.·Jul 06, 2022

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Mrs. Young is a phenomenal person in her profession. I like the fact she listens and has teachings for the next session. She invests a tremendous amount of time planning her session with you and helping you reach your goals whether it internal help or any problems you need help with. Every time I finish a session with her. I feel more confident and remember all the teachings she has to make me a better person. I can’t wait for my next session with Mrs. Young.

G.L.·Jun 30, 2022

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Gwen is thoughtful and insightful. She allows you to formulate your questions and helps you reflect on your experience. She has been incredibly helpful.

L.A.·Jun 20, 2022

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One of the most caring people I’ve ever met

N.A.·Jun 11, 2022

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Listens, understand and connects with client while providing tools and resources for positive change.

L.I.·Jun 04, 2022

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She has been a great listener and has very relatable. I highly recommend!

K.I.·Jun 01, 2022

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Gwen is an amazing counsellor! She helps me to get a new perspective on challenges and motivates me to make positive change in my life.

C.L.·May 25, 2022

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Very pleasant woman and a very good listener and does not condemn ppl for their problems

C.H.·May 24, 2022

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Gwen has been a wonderful therapist and a good fit for me. She has helped me understand the benefits of CBT and new approaches for managing my anxiety and stress. 10/10 recommended.

L.I.·May 24, 2022

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She helps me so much!

M.E.·May 22, 2022

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It's been a long time since I've felt that I have it in me to step outside of my isolation and make effort to find an activity group to join that shares similar interest. Gwen has really helped me to find my words and express the strength and possibilities that already lies within me. She really can relate to me and she makes it safe to open up. She does not let me stay in that stuck place. Grateful for Gwen, thank you so much!

M.O.·Apr 27, 2022

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Gwendolyn provides a safe place for you to heal. She is a great therapist!!

Y.U.·Apr 18, 2022

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I felt a connection with Gwen from the moment I saw her face on my computer screen during our first session. I can tell she loves what she does, and as I explained my painful childhood, I could see the concern in her eyes.

T.R.·Apr 16, 2022

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She's is a knowledgeable and confidant therapist with great skills. She provides wonderful Evian and solid, realistic advice so that I can create goals that are achievable.

A.R.·Apr 13, 2022

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She’s been a Godsend. She is great and very attentive. I feel like I’ve progressed a lot in a short period of time

K.I.·Apr 06, 2022

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Gwendolyn is a true professional. She guides with empathy and expertise. With a warm demeanor, she clearly communicates practical expectations that can be immediately applied to everyday life. I greatly appreciate her help and support!

B.E.·Mar 20, 2022

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Experienced therapist making your difficult times easier with spirit and courage

S.O.·Feb 14, 2022

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Gwendolyn understands where I am coming from and can relate to all my fears and emotions. She has been very helpful.

L...·Feb 07, 2022

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Ms. Gwen was just the remedy I needed for this season. She was a great listener, asking me questions to help me clarify my thoughts. Her wisdom helped me see my way to a better path. and for that I will be forever grateful.

R.E.·Feb 04, 2022

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Gwen has been very helpful and concern.

J.O.·Jan 10, 2022

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She’s amazing. Very good listener and she’s always understanding. I love her!

F.A.·Jan 09, 2022

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Excellent at helping my reach the core of my anxiety issues. Took a step-by-step approach to breaking down my negative thoughts and providing helpful examples of scenarios and role play to resolve issues. She was great!

M.A.·Dec 15, 2021

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Gwen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. Her support has been vital in helping me me navigate family and personal challenges.

D.E.·Dec 08, 2021

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Gwen is easy to talk to, is respectful, speaks genuinely from her heart. I would recommend Gwen to anyone! Love this woman!

T.O.·Dec 03, 2021

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Gwendolyn Young is amazing. She listens, identifies what I am going through and helps me understand what I need to do. We share a love for Jesus which makes our sessions amazing. She is the best.

D.E.·Dec 01, 2021

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Best therapist I have ever worked with. Gwendolyn has a gift. Highly recommend to anyone struggling with addiction and other issues.

M.I.·Dec 01, 2021

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Gwendolyn is very understanding and provides clear feedback

J.O.·Nov 28, 2021

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Gwen is smart, insightful, relatable, compassionate and has a talent for getting to the root of the problem. She offers humor during the session, knowing when and how is the appropriate time to to break up some of the hard work that can sometimes come with therapy. Gwen has given me concrete tools to use in between sessions. I enjoy working with Gwen and would definitely recommend her to a friend or family member.

C.O.·Nov 16, 2021

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Gwendolyn is great! Ive never had a therapist who I completely relate to on a personal level. She's very direct, assertive and gives very warm advice. I'm glad I found her!

J.A.·Nov 15, 2021

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Best therapist I have been to. She really understand my needs as a patient and continues to help me figure out how I should manage my issues.

J.U.·Nov 14, 2021

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Gwendolyn makes me feel supported and protected, she doesn’t make me feel like I am in therapy but more so I am just working through thoughts and emotions with guidance! We have technical issues sometimes but it doesn’t hinder anything.

B.R.·Nov 11, 2021

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Gwen Young is absolutely amazing I just started working with her I felt hopeless now I feel hopeful thank yall

K.A.·Nov 05, 2021

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