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Gabriel Young, Ph.D., began to focus on work-life balance with adults after realizing that working with parents on their own issues was often the best way to treat their children. He learned that when adults recognize that their value as a person is not determined by their productivity, they begin to recognize the harm in putting pressure on their children to be perfect, they model healthier behavior, and they free up the psychological recourses they need to become more supportive parents. This balance, which comes from accepting our own worth, is something he now endeavors to help everyone find within themselves, whether they are children or adults, educators or tech professionals, parents or child-free.

Dr. Young is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California MFC#51438) holding a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Development. His work in the field of psychotherapy has also included speaking, writing, and expert witness testimony. Additionally, he is a professor of psychology and department administrator. After seven years at Santa Clara University, he has now taken a position as head of the psychology programs at the recently launched San Jose campus of Pacific Oaks College, which has been a small but highly regarded educational institution based in Pasadena, California since 1945. Other organizations he's worked with include NASA, Stanford University School of Medicine, Salvation Army, Santa Clara County, many school districts, and a number of major Silicon Valley tech companies.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he and his father Aaron and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after he graduated high school. He lives in San Jose with his wife Virginia and his daughter Jessica.

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