We had the good fortune of connecting with Trevor Young-Simon, LPC and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Trevor, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business was fueled by my lifelong passion to help others. Ever since I was a young girl, I have always had the gift of gab and as I’ve matured, I have also developed the the ability to connect with others in a way that has been described as healing. Entering the mental health field was a no brainer and has been one of the most rewarding decisions of my life.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor here in Houston. My therapy practice caters to the mental health needs of adolescents and women, specifically millennial-aged women. I am most excited about how rapidly my practice is growing, as a result of word of mouth referrals, which makes me very proud. Getting to where I am today has taken an abundance of patience, tenacity and perseverance. When I first began this journey, I was a single mother to a very active little girl. Most single parents would agree, that managing a household alone and pursuing your dreams simultaneously is a daunting task, but I was determine to reach every goal I’d set for myself. Back then, my daughter was my biggest source of motivation. Today, I am the wife and mother of a beautifully blended family of five, who drive me to excel in my career daily. The most important lesson that I have learned is not to short change myself because I can do anything that I put my mind to. I remember dreaming about the day when I would be where I am today. It seemed so far away but I never gave up despite my setbacks. I want my story to inspire other young women to pursue their passions no matter what life has thrown your way. You deserve the desires of your heart so keep going!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My absolute favorite thing to do in the city is to try out different restaurants. I love too many places to name just one, but anywhere with Mexican food would be elite! I am also a girly girl at heart, so a spa day at Milk + Honey and a visit to Citrus Nail Salon is top tier. I also enjoy seeing shows at the Houston Improv. Laughter is good for the soul!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shout out to my beautiful mother, Sandra Young and my late father, Apostle Odis L. Young. My parents have always been my biggest fans. Growing up, they would talk with me about my goals. My mother set high expectations for me from the start and taught me to never settle for mediocracy and I can still picture my dad’s big smile as he would brag about any new accomplishment that I’d achieve to anyone who would listen. On the day my dad passed away, he bragged about me once more because I’d just passed my National Counselors Exam. As he beamed with pride, he told me that I’d make a difference in the world. That has stuck with me. Without the love and support of my amazing parents, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I could never repay them, so each day that I get out of bed, I strive to make them proud.
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