Sharon Young

Contingent Faculty of Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Contingent Faculty of Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Ph.D., Marriage and Family Systems, North Central University, 2016
  • M.S., Theological Studies, Faith Theological Seminary, 2004
  • M.S., Counseling Psychology, CA State University San Bernardino, 1986
  • B.A, Psychology, University of Massachusetts, 1979

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Integration of Spiritual Beliefs
  • Clinical Training and Supervision

Professional Memberships/Organizations

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT)
  • American Counselor Association (ACA)


I have been a part of the PLU family since 2008, where I provide supervision to Master Degree students at the PLU Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic. Additionally, I have experience providing individual, marriage and family therapy in a private practice setting. I love my job as a therapist in a private practice setting because I get to help people find peace of mind using all of my education, job experience and personal experiences of life. In my spare time, I like to garden and I am a serious sports fan. My favorite sport is baseball. I currently live in Puyallup but I have also lived in Tacoma, Los Angeles, California and Boston, Massachusetts. I am a member of the WAMFT (Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy), and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.