Name Brittaney Young . Home State Florida . College University of South Florida (Tampa) . Major Psychology . Graduate School University of Florida . Degree M. Ed, S., School Counseling & Mental Health
My name is Brittaney and I’m from Florida! I come from a military background, I’m the baby girl of the family, and have def enjoyed its benefits, but there were some challenges along the way, too. Growing up, I was introspective, quiet, insecure. I doubted myself A LOT, and was a closeted perfectionist. I was constantly comparing myself to others, assessing what I didn’t do well enough, and assuming I just wouldn’t be good enough. If I wasn’t sure I would succeed and succeed WELL, I wouldn’t bother.
Luckily I found myself through spending lots of time encouraging and supporting others on their journeys. I also did lots of volunteering was a Resident Assistantand eventually decided to be a bona fide counselor. I am so glad I did, because it not only strengthened my skills, it also challenged me personally and spiritually.
I have my Masters in Counseling, got nationally certified, and am a Licensed Heal Your Life Teacher. I’ve worked in schools and in homes, utilizing solution focused therapy as well as metaphysical techniques depending on the client’s needs.
My biggest personal take away from my program, professional, and life experiences has been the loving reminder to be authentic. To remember that none of us were created to be a carbon copy; but originals. To embrace it all. It seems no matter the age group I find myself working with, in a culture where we’re constantly being told how to, when to, where to, and why to, we as women often forget to just simply BE.
So, whoever you are and wherever you are, if you can relate, please know that it would be my honor and pleasure to take this journey with you as you become or continue to be true to you.