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About Shelly Young
Shelly Young, MA, LPC, LISAC, LPCC, LADAC is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in Tucson, Arizona offering Telehealth counseling sessions.

She has been a mindfulness instructor for over 25 years and has led workshops and trainings throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1985.

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Shelly has been a co-teacher with Shinzen Young and has taught his innovative Unified Mindfulness System at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of New Mexico, Longmont United Hospital, Denver Health Addiction Counselor Training Program and numerous other educational facilities. She has presented Grand Rounds lectures at  hospitals including Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Shelly offers continuing education seminars to mental health professionals and has presented in over 100 U.S. cities for both Cross Country Education and PESI Healthcare.

Shelly has been a professional writer for writing articles about mindfulness in the diabetes section of the site. She has authored a short story, entitled, Benny The Bunny Finds the Happy Place: A Mindfulness Journey for Children and Adults, creatively offering a message of love and acceptance that can resonate with both adults and children.  She has also co-authored with Shinzen Young, the book entitles, “When Therapy Doesn’t Work:  A Mindfulness Guide to Emotional Repair.” To be released in June, 2024. 

The Unified Mindfulness System developed by Shinzen Young, is the foundation of Shelly’s clinical work.  Her passion for working with others continually soars as she witnesses consistently dramatic transformation in clients, often times in a few weeks or less. Shelly finds that most clients easily catch on to the methods and begin to apply them to their lives immediately.  She currently enjoys offering her innovative Release and Empowerment Protocol for sugar addiction as well as other addictions and other negative behaviors.

Shelly presently maintains a mindfulness-based Telehealth psychotherapy practice in Tucson, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She continues to serve people internationally.

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