Dr. Valerie Ann Foster-Young, PsyD

About Me

Congratulations for having the courage to take the first step toward your healing, transcendence and transformation! Sometimes life isn't fair, or its confusing, or worse, hurtful and traumatizing. Whether the source of your distress originates from early experiences, heredity influences or traumatic events, it can set in motion patterns to which one can be blind but painfully affected. I would be honored to guide, educate and accompany you on your healing path as you identify the sources of distress, process through traumatic experiences or strategize and implement more effective ways of being. My practice is solely Telehealth for Calif-residing folks and EMDR works well with the distance. I have opted out of providing therapy for Medicare individuals.

Education & Experience

Years in Practice: 25+ Years School: American Behavioral Studies Institute (PsyD) Year Graduated: 2003 License No. and State: MFC35620 California Additional Credentials Certificate: AAETS/Diplomate Certificate Date: 2009 Certificate: EMDRIA/Certificate Certificate Date: 2004

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

BPOE; BPOE-Lady Elks; Elsinore Women's Club (EWC); March of Dimes

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan Health
  • UnitedHealth

Insurance info on request.