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Alex Young

Elizabeth Orrick, AMFT


(415) 857-2386



Supervised by Jennifer Machado, MFT

A Bit About Me

Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Libby, and I'm a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist born and raised in San Francisco. I understand that navigating life changes, whether they are welcome or unwelcome can be challenging. I'm here to help you connect to your innate wisdom during these times. Reflecting on your evolving needs and what no longer serves you in this new season allows you to set healthier boundaries, reframe limiting beliefs, and make room for growth and evolution in your identity. My approach is warm, authentic, supportive, and nonjudgmental. My intention as your therapist is to help you heal old wounds, find strength and self-compassion for the parts of you that struggle, and learn to trust yourself, all in service of you becoming more wholly yourself. Together, we will show up as ourselves and co-create a safe space for curiosity and self-reflection. Depending on your needs, I may incorporate psycho-education and CBT/DBT skill-building in addition to clinical insight and a whole lot of validation. 


I work with women on a range of issues, including self-esteem, body image, relationship struggles, perfectionism, anxiety, and depression. I can also help with work challenges and burnout: My experience as a former startup employee affords me unique insight into this ecosystem's pressure, demands, and challenges. I have a strong affinity for women who are recovering (or hoping to become recovering) people-pleasers: those who are excited to figure out who they are independent of their utility to others. If you have trouble letting go of the "ought to's" and "shoulds," feelings of being "less than" or not good enough, you're in the right place. 


I am deeply passionate about helping women in the perinatal space get the support, information, and validation they need throughout their journey toward motherhood. This is a time of literal and figural transformation: your body, relationships, and identity are all in flux. There can be a great deal of mixed emotions and uncertainty: you may be worried about perinatal mood challenges, relationship challenges, difficulties adjusting to your changing body, or anxieties about the future.


If you're interested in rebuilding your relationship with yourself to invite more self-compassion, rewriting unhelpful narratives to discover deeper self-understanding, rewiring patterns of behavior that no longer serve you, and redrawing boundaries to honor yourself, I welcome you to reach out. 

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