Hello, I’m Laura Young. I’m glad you’re here.
“The moment a woman comes home to herself, the moment she knows that she has become a person of influence, an artist of her life, a sculptor of her universe, a person with rights and responsibilities who is respected and recognized, the resurrection of the world begins.”
~ Joan Chittister
The above quote is a message I hope you hear because it contains the essence of what changed my life.
What I know for sure is that you and I are more alike than different, and…
None of us are as together as we appear or, for that matter, the age we look.
My passion lies in sharing what I have learned along the way to give you a roadmap out of empty promises and repetitive struggles to find your true north.
Because I have worked out so many of the hidden trip wires (and helped my clients to do so too), it doesn’t have to take you a long time to create a life that may seem magical right now.
Providing Phone and Online Psychotherapy sessions
As a Psychotherapist I help Women of all ages to leave behind faulty beliefs and work through the roots of problems that diminish self-worth. This may show up as anxiety, depression, unhealed trauma, unexpressed emotions as grief. Any Obstacle that has a Woman wondering … “is this all there is”? I can help you turn it
around, turn it upside down and journey into your best life.
Woman to Woman Coaching…No Geographical Barriers
My Woman-to-Woman Coaching has – between the tears and laughter – morphed into mostly helping Women navigate all the shifts and changes necessary for the
second half of life to be a Celebration. I coach Women to embrace a richer tapestry of life with courage and gusto. We do this together leaving Faulty Beliefs and Ageist Myths behind.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I find Hypnotherapy to be a Powerful tool when people are ready for change. Often people desire to live a certain way, however their reality is quite different. This happens when faulty beliefs hidden in the unconscious hold them back or sabotage their efforts. I use Hypnosis to uncover, bridge and heal such beliefs that feed negative thoughts about self, weight, money, smoking, pain, fears, addictions, happiness and sleep disorders to name just some possibilities
I believe Happiness and Abundance are possible for you!
I believe this because… having had many thresholds to cross to get here (as there was a lot of healing to do, and still a work in progress) I have worked and healed my way into Celebrating Life – step by excruciating step.
How I can Help
I have been working with women for over 30 years, all the while doing my own Spiritual and Psychological Healing. (I continue to be a work in progress.)
Lastly, I know all efforts are cumulative – every step counts. Nothing is lost if you want to create a beautiful life.
Highlights of My Journey
My journey out of powerlessness goes something like this. No neat linear path here but, just like life, rather messy.
Born into poverty, I spent my first eight years on a little island off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Being free to roam the island… standing on the cliffs, feeling the spray of the Atlantic on my face… experiencing other wonders of nature… it all allowed me to store imagery to comfort me through some really hard times.
My Highlights ...
When times are difficult, do you have some memories to sustain you? To help you know that dark times will not last forever?
It doesn’t matter when you experienced them. They are still part of you… I will show you how to make your memories your allies.
My father died when I was eight and my mother became very ill. Life as I knew it changed forever. I was the oldest of six children. We went to a mainland and put in an Orphanage spending many years there.
The Orphanage run by the Sisters of Mercy. It was like being locked up in hard plaster walls – hunger at times, no outdoor time, the motto was “be seen and not heard”, “stay invisible – you don’t count as a person, you have no power”.
When did your tower tumble down?
How about you? Have you had an overwhelming experience that changed life as you knew it or expected it to be?
If you are not over what happened or feel like there is some part of it still interfering with the quality of your life… I can help.
I married, and was blessed with two daughters – there was a divorce after a 13-year marriage.
I heard, “why would you leave? You’ve never had it so good.” Somehow, as excruciating as it was, I got enough backbone to leave. I did not feel the power. I had to fight feeling paralysis.
(My daughters have grown into strong, resilient, courageous and wise women. They changed as necessary to meet the challenges that life sends without complaint while maintaining a delicious sense of humor. I so admire them.
My amazing grandson taught how to truly love, and not lose touch with what is really important).
Do you realize the multi-levels of loss when you divorce, become widowed or end a significant breakup?
My ex-was correct in that I had more material comforts than ever before. There are, however, worse things than being alone.
I believe that divorce is a sorrow that does not get enough respect in our culture. It is a multi-leveled loss that causes much pain and insecurity.
As a single mom, I spent years working days and going to University at night to beat the odds and become a psychotherapist.
What dream have you struggled to attain?
If you delayed, it is not too late. All your attempts count: nothing is wasted.
There came a time when I needed to face the stored trauma in my being. “This is bigger than me.”
As soon as I could, I went into psychotherapy to work through grief related to losses, rage, and a deep sense of powerlessness. (Not everyone needs Psychotherapy, but I did – I had a lot of work to do. It sped things up for me to live happier.)
Don’t put off seeking guidance.
Building My Practice
In 1992, I established a Private Practice one of my dreams. I’m still practicing after all these years. I love my clients and all they teach me.
Continue to be open, curious, intuitive, and sing your song you came to sing. You have all these wonderful traits working to be successful on your terms.
Building My Practice...
Of course, there were other struggles to work through as life continued teaching me to feel worthy and value myself and, in turn,
I mentioned a few critical thresholds that cut me off at the knees – at times, I wondered if I could bridge the chasm between where I found myself and where I wanted to be.
I can now say that, after resolving many obstacles, I am happy. I have an abundant life. And I feel worthy of all
Dear to my heart is that I can share with you what I know works to spare you some pain and time. There were times some years back when I could not imagine that the above description of my life would be possible…
If I can do it, so can you!
I use my psychological intuition as well as over 30 years of professional experience and personal growth to be a guide for women. All I offer you will assist you in uncovering the path to fulfilling your dreams.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT. and a Clinical Certification in Hypnotherapy, CCH. I am a Certified Coach in The Law of Attraction and a PSYCH-K Facilitator. I have had intensive
I have authored several Self-Help Books, Workbooks, and Audios. The core message in everything that I do is to encourage, especially women to know that “You are Enough”.