Ruth Young, LCSW

Ruth Young, LCSW

Phone: (703) 621-7121


When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.

I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I use a range of modalities using both long term and brief client centered therapeutic interventions. I incorporate Family Systems Approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, as well as, play therapy, mindfulness, and coping skills to address your specific needs as the client. I have extensive knowledge of child, development, behavioral difficulties, adolescent issues, ADD, couples work, family systems - including the dynamics and challenges facing military families.

My educational background includes Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development from the University of Northern Colorado. I currently hold a LCSW in Virginia. I am a member of the National Association of Social workers and am Board Certified in Special Education Program AASEP.