Ms. Maggie Young, LCSW, RPT, CHT

Preferred Name: Maggie

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

About Me

I am passionate about EMDR and am excited to be a consultant in training! In addition to using the standard EMDR protocol, I love incorporating somatic experiences and parts work. I specialize in working with creatives, and love how EMDR can be tailored to the individual and combined with other approaches such as sandtray, art, hypnotherapy and even VR! I am trained in using Dr. Jarero's protocols including the ASSYST to support folks (in person and via telehealth) in recovering from a recent traumatic incident. I am also trained in Philip Manfield's Flash technique, which can be a really helpful tool to lower high levels of distress and to enhance emotional stability before beginning the processing stage of EMDR. I love to provide clients with education about trauma, and my approach is empathic, playful and creative.

Education & Experience

I received my Bachelors in 2001 in anthropology from the UMass Amherst and conducted fieldwork project in a Hungarian village in Romania for two semesters. I went on to get a Masters in social work at New Mexico Highlands University in 2006, focusing in clinical practice. After returning from the Peace Corps, I worked with children and families in New Mexico as a play therapist and soon became a Registered Play Therapist. I moved to Denver in 2013, where I worked in community mental health and then opened a private practice in 2016. In my private practice I work with children as well as with adults, specializing in PTSD and trauma, body image issues, acculturation issues, spirituality and LGBTQ issues. Along with EMDR, I enjoy incorporating creative modalities to support people in their processing like sandtray/sandplay, art, guided meditation and hypnotherapy.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Peace Corps South Africa 2006 Board Member of the Colorado Association for Play Therapy

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sliding Scale

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