Tricia Youngs, LMHC, MCAP, QS
Since 1998, Tricia has worked in the mental health and substance abuse fields, treating individuals with PTSD, complex trauma, sexual abuse, addiction, codependency, love addiction / love avoidance, and overall intimacy issues. She has extensive experience working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, as well as eating disorders and process addictions. Tricia began her trauma training while working with rape and sexual abuse survivors and their families at the Sexual Assault Treatment Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Throughout her career, she has also worked in several residential substance abuse programs, psychiatric hospitals, and day treatment programs. In addition, she has opened and managed 2 outpatient wellness collaboratives.
Tricia is committed to seeking knowledge and expanding her skills to enable her to be better equipped to be of service to others. Dually licensed in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, she holds her LMHC and MCAP in Florida and holds her LMHC in the state of Rhode Island, and is a Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida for Mental Health Counselors Registered Interns. Tricia has been trained by Pia Mellody in the Post Induction Therapy Model of Treatment. This method treats codependency and relational wounding that is the result of less than nurturing childhood experiences. Tricia is a member of The Healing Trauma Network in which she collaborates and trains with trauma experts around the country on an ongoing basis.
Tricia has also trained with the Mind Body Institute at Harvard Medical School, Bessel van de Kolk, MD, The Trauma Center at The Justice Resource Institute, and the EMDR Institute, where she received her EMDR Level II training. She has extensive training in Psychodrama with Dr. Meg Givnish, who is one of JL Moreno’s (the Psychodrama creator and founder) original students.
Tricia is a personable, dedicated professional, who truly believes in the resilience of the human spirit to grow through life’s challenges.