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I am devoted to helping people become more of what is possible for them. My commitment, actually my passion, is to help people become more fully alive.

Hello, I'm Laura Young

Laura B. Young, M.S.

"But where was I to start? The world is so vast, I shall start with the country I know best, my own. But my country is so very large. I had better start with my town. But my town, too, is large. I had best start with my street. No: my home. No: my family. Never mind, I shall start with myself." - Elis Wiesel, Souls on Fire,1973


I am a Licensed Professional CounselorLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.

 In today’s uncertain world, there is a thirst for meaning and purpose. It feels especially bleak when the illusion is pierced and a realization that being fully alive cannot be bought with a “Master Card.”


Sometimes life’s path is strewn with obstacles and it’s difficult to know where to take the next step. I liken it to my experience of rock climbing. Out there, high above my comfort level, I felt terribly alone and insecure, pulling myself up the rock in an excruciatingly slow manner. I tried to figure out which little crevice, or hole, might hold hand, or foot, and keep my weight balanced, in order to risk a leap upward. In other words, what should my next step be? Full of fear and excitement I totally forgot there was a belat, a safety rope and if I fell, I would not die. I’d probably dangle some, and get scratched up, but it would not kill me. The fear or hesitancy might do me in, but not the fall. So there were tools in place to protect me, but becoming overwhelmed with anxiety, I forgot.

Often in life when we are in despair over life’s struggles, not knowing which way to turn, we sometimes forget we are not alone. I would like to be a person in your life who gives you a “safety harness” of tools and encouragement. I want to help you tackle your climb with more intention and with the confidence to get beyond stuckness and fear. So you ask where do I start?

I believe there are abiding possibilities for each and every one of us, no matter where we start. Examine your life, your story and start anywhere you feel stuck, one step, one layer, one new permission within yourself, at a time. During the last thirty years in the helping profession, I have been privileged to witness the great joy, one feels on the other side of the struggle. I have also witnessed great despair, fear, anxiety and depression in some clients. Some got to the other side, however there were those who were unable, or unwilling, to heal their emotional pain. My work has been, and continues to be, devoted to helping people become, in one sense or another, more of what is possible for them. My commitment then, my passion actually, is to help people become more fully alive.

My purpose here is to offer you a respite along your path through life. I will share information from personal and professional experiences, give you some tools to navigate life’s stormy tossings, and primarily to encourage and uplift you.

Over time I will be offering various Life Resource articles addressing:

  • Personal Empowerment: How to reclaim your authentic self and free up from the past
  • Stress Management/Meditation: I will give you many life enhancing tools to manage stress, as well as how to become more centered with meditation
  • Relationship Difficulties: I will give you tools to strengthen the relationship you want. Also guidelines as to when to stay and when it’s best to leave
  • Money: (the stories we tell ourselves) What story has you by the scruff of the neck. Let’s unravel your beliefs that keep you feeling deprived.
  • Weight Issues: The real problems
  • Self Permission: How to free up and go for it!! You can create your life. Your longings, your yearnings tell you a lot about what is really important to you.
  • Recognizing when you need professional help: Guidelines to give you more clarity to make your decisions.
  • The Law of Attraction: Getting it to work for you more of the time. If not why not?
  • Change: It’s a process, not an overnight transformation.
  • A Passionate Life: Discover the secret behind being more fully alive, starting right now.
  • Seasonal Changes: As with the changes in the seasons, we experience changes within ourselves. We will examine the relationship of the seasons of our lives.

If you do not see a topic addressing what is important to you, please ask for it. Send me an email with your requests or feedback. Tell me what helps, what you want more of as well as what didn’t help, and what you want less of. We all learn together as we go along.

Laura B. Young, M.S.



Enjoyed your program on money and the emotional attachment not just to money but the "stuff" we own that seems to rule our life. Lou and I are trying to get rid of stuff (books, furniture, clothes, etc) so we can move to a smaller house. But we're stuck in neutral, not able to move forward on making a decision. I enjoyed Deirdre's presentation on the legal and appraisal aspects of owning a business. I should get Todd to listen to it. Some very valuable information there.

Nancy Heberlein

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