Samantha Young MA, RCC
Samantha Young is a Registered Clinical Counsellor located in Victoria. She specializes in anxiety, family of origin issues, and relationship/communication issues. She also works with clients struggling with depression, self esteem, grief and loss, trauma, personal growth, life transitions, and sexuality.
Samantha works with a variety of clients including those who feel stuck or overwhelmed in their lives. She helps people develop coping skills and ways to manage their emotions. Samantha has expertise in helping people learn better communication skills and develop healthy boundaries. She also helps people who have experienced childhood neglect or abuse or are dealing with issues from their family of origin. Samantha helps people explore and resolve their past in order to move forward in their lives. She works with clients to help them increase their self awareness and understand what is beneath their behaviours and emotions.
Samantha has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria and Master of Arts degree in counselling psychology from Yorkville University. She has completed specialized training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, nature assisted therapy, and Jungian counselling. Samantha uses an eclectic approach to counselling and draws from many different therapeutic modalities in order to best serve each client’s needs. She strives to help people find and tap into the inner strengths and wisdom they have inside themselves.
Samantha has been in a long term relationship with her soon to be husband for 8 years. Being in a long term relationship has helped her develop personal insight into the issues that can occur in romantic and sexual relationships. This helps her to better understand where her clients are coming from when they bring relationship issues to the sessions.
Samantha Young’s Victoria counselling office is located near Hillside avenue and Quadra street. She offers counselling sessions in an office setting but is also able to take these sessions outside into the natural world. For individuals that find it difficult to open up in a regular counselling setting or who have a strong connection to nature, having sessions outside can prove beneficial.