Consultant

Emily Young, LCSW-C, NSCA-CPT

Trauma-Informed Personal Trainer

Emily’s professional career as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional grounds her from a unique foundational perspective to train other personal trainers to become skilled in assessing trauma and becoming a Trauma-Informed Personal Trainer.

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Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) and a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT). Emily majored in Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park and then graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Emilly’s career both clinically and within the personal training field has focused on integrating trauma-informed embodied interventions with her clients. Emily is a co-creator and the lead presenter of the Trauma-Informed Personal Training (TI-PT) Certification program through Hope Ignited Training. Hope Ignited is an evidence-supported and trauma specific training company that specializes in connecting providers and businesses to trauma-specific approaches to business administration and service provision. This certification program has been peer-reviewed as an evidence-supported training program and is under review for continued education units.

Emily’s professional career as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional grounds her from a unique foundational perspective to train other personal trainers to become skilled in assessing trauma and becoming a Trauma-Informed Personal Trainer. Emily currently works for Anchored Hope Therapy, a highly specialized trauma-specific mental health private practice in Annapolis, Maryland. She is the in-house specialist for Grief and Trauma Therapy. She also holds certificates in Complicated Grief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. As a personal trainer, Emily holds certificates in program design through the Brookbush Institute and TRX Functional Training through TRX, and is a Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor. She integrates evidence-supported training methods with her clients with the knowledge and skill-set to also assess how trauma impacts the personal training relationship.

Emily believes cultivating awareness of embodied movement and integrating trauma history assessments within the traditional personal training dynamic is important for quality client care.  Emily is passionate about supporting and teaching trainers in understanding the impact of trauma on the body and how the traumatized body moves and engages both in the world and within the personal training relationship. In her career as a Personal Trainer, Emily strives to combine her professional skills and specializes in working with clients who have experienced complex trauma.

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Meet Our Consultants

Laura Marques Brown she/her/ela

LCPC, Ecotherapist
Laura Marques Brown is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) working in the unceded territory of The Piscataway First Nation, also known as Annapolis Maryland. She specializes in Nature Therapy or Ecotherapy and has created a therapy model called Decolonizing Nature Therapy©. Laura’s identities include being cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied, and multicultural. She is white passing and is a first generation American born from immigrant parents. Laura’s work is informed by these identities, and she specializes in professionally collaborating with multicultural and multiracial individuals. In the field of ecotherapy there is a recognition of the important intersection between humans and the natural world. Due to various influences, this important intersection has become severed in our dominant culture. Laura works to decolonize this modality of healing which often involves naming why the disconnection happened in the first place: in large part due to the impacts of colonization.

Emily Young, LCSW-C, NSCA-CPT

Trauma-Informed Personal Trainer
Emily’s professional career as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional grounds her from a unique foundational perspective to train other personal trainers to become skilled in assessing trauma and becoming a Trauma-Informed Personal Trainer.