Garysha Youngblood

Background in treatment for individuals with addiction and correctional backgrounds
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
5 years in practice
  • San Jose,CA

Answers  (5)

A vast array of emotions can be expressed through therapy. For some, it is the only place they can cry. And for others, crying signifies a release of something they might have held onto for so long. Crying is normalized in therapy. 


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You can immerse yourself in things that validate your identity but also allow you to show up authentically in other aspects of your life. We can discuss safety, intersectionality and identity exploration. You are valid and you have options that can help you feel the most like yourself. 

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Dealing with this situation must be hard and taxing for you, acknowledging that is key to assisting with the emotional toll and defining boundaries to protect your peace. Identify what you would like in terms of a relationship with your child. After that, we can work on steps to assist with you... more

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Therapy is a journey and like most journeys, there is always an ending. When a client has met their intended goals or has built confidence in skills they have learned in therapy, that's when they begin to transition. Furthermore, if a therapist and client aren't a good match or the therapist... more

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Like with any relationship, you can always tell if you are going to align with someone through the first interaction. You get a feel for each other and a sense of comfortability. You sought this person out because of their qualifications and experience. That was the first step. The second step is to... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.