About Therapist Maura

I know it takes courage to reach out to a therapist– it would be an honor to assist you on your wellness journey.

Maura A. Young

Who is Maura?

With over 20 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, I feel truly privileged to support individuals through life’s challenges and personal growth. My approach draws from a lifelong curiosity about human nature and a deep commitment to compassionate care.

I take pride in customizing my therapeutic techniques to best serve each client’s unique needs and goals. My toolbox includes cognitive behavioral approaches, family systems perspectives, mindfulness practices, and evidence-based modalities – flexibly applied to help you feel at ease and supported.

I believe wholeheartedly that nourishing mind, body and spirit are all essential to a healthy, fulfilling life. My personal journey with yoga, meditation and spirituality inspires my clinical practice. If desired, I enjoy incorporating mind/body practices into sessions to complement other therapeutic work.

My diverse professional and personal experience equip me to relate to a wide range of topics like relationships, purpose, identity, transitions and more. But most of all, I feel honored to create a space for self-discovery and to witness your resilience unfold. I look forward to collaborating on your path toward greater wellbeing.

Let’s help you reach your goals…

I know taking the first step to seek support requires courage. But I firmly believe that with commitment to the process, lasting change is within reach. I feel honored to guide clients on each stage of their personal growth journey – and I look forward to helping you meet your goals.

I received my BA in Sociology with a Psychology minor from the University of Maine, and went on to complete my Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. I pursued advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center and Stanford University.



Couples, depression, anxiety, trauma, motherhood, perinatal mood concerns, menopause, life transitions, grief and loss, marriage and relationship issues, work-life harmony, parenting, in-law and parent relationships, divorce and blended families, addiction, codependency, adult children of alcoholics, gender and sexuality exploration, gender dysphoria, overcoming perfectionism and procrastination, releasing anger, life satisfaction, mindfulness and gratitude.


Very warm, direct, genuine, optimistic, humorous, down to earth and a sharp thinker. She is open-minded and respectful of incorporating religious or spiritual principles into the therapy process. She is a mother of two adult children and is knowledgeable about child/teen issues and parenting.

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