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Student Support Social Worker (Non-Clinical)

Alaysia Young

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About Alaysia

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Alaysia Young was born and raised by a single mom in Oakland, CA. She is a first-generation college graduate and received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Black Studies from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She went on to earn her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. She is a lifelong member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and continues to work with women to provide resources to underprivileged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alaysia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. She has clinical experience across numerous therapeutic settings including outpatient treatment, hospitals, residential treatment care, community counseling clinics, crisis stabilization units, school setting, and large nonprofits. She has worked with clients of various social economical classes, race, ages, religious and sexual orientations. She has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups of all ages in the following areas: low-self-esteem, PTSD, Depression, Grief, Anxiety/Panic, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Abuse Disorder, Special Needs, self-harming behaviors, trauma, abuse, and challenging life transitions in her previous professional roles, Alaysia provided individual therapy, family therapy and skills coaching within a medical setting. She also facilitated groups such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Crisis-Stabilization Support Group, and Healing Racial Trauma/Social Injustice Group.

In her role as Student Support Social Worker, Alaysia also focuses on collaborating with the individuals to identify their own strengths and values to help improve their overall well-being. Alaysia uses a client-driven approach to support students towards the path of recovery, health, and academic excellence. In addition, she collaborates with community agencies and families in building healthy connections to resources available within the Stanford network and beyond as needed. The purpose of her work is to provide students and families with resources that will be beneficial to them both in school and in society.

When she is not meeting with students, Alaysia can be found rooting for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, training for a half-marathon, or enjoying her favorite meal at The Cheesecake Factory.