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Willow Young

Willow Young


  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute


  • L.M.F.T., CA

Willow serves as Core Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program. Willow served as Program Chair, 2011-2018;  Director of Clinical Training 2005-2011 and has taught Analytical Psychology, Clinical Practice, Cross Cultural Mores and Values, and Crisis Intervention. She has taught at the graduate level for 19 years and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2008 and the Star Service Award in 2014. Willow is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Jungian Analyst, and a CAMFT Certified Supervisor (2004-2019). In her work with students, she integrates her training in analytic, archetypal, and cultural studies with solid theoretical and clinical skills of Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling. Willow values the presence of Psyche in our lives and engages the multifaceted expressions of psyche, listening deeply to that which wants to come into relationship. In her private practice, Willow works with a Depth Psychological approach that integrates a Jungian understanding of the psyche with complex systems theory and uses modalities appropriate to individual and family needs. Her research interests include Jungian theory and practice including alchemical symbolism, individuation and native healing practices. Additionally, Willow is interested in systemic processes in families, organizational leadership in education. Willow is a Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT, American Association of University Professors, Jung Study Center of Southern California, and an Analytic Member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology.