Clara Young, Ph.D


I am the director of The Health & Happiness Center and a serious foodie. I hold a M.A. and a Ph.D in clinical psychology with over 20 years experience in mental health with emphasis on Jungian, Health, and Positive Psychology, and alternative and natural treatment for depression and anxiety, and more. I’m also certified in nutrition studies in plant based and holistic foods. I am also a psychology professor, freelance journalist, author of several books, and run workshops and groups on various topics.


I am also a cancer and depression survivor and I have used food as medicine and the powers of psychology to fight and heal from both battles, and to keep breathing and moving forward during life’s darkest times.


I am happily obsessed with creating, cooking, and devouring  delicious vegetarian, vegan, and plant based yummy food, that is good for our body and the mind, and our beautiful Earth. I also love to share life lessons I’ve learned professionally and by life experience with those who want to improve themselves through self-discovery. I’ve learned the hard way that all that we need to survive and thrive in life lies inside of us waiting to be discovered like treasures.


So come join me in my quest to become and stay healthy and happy and survive everything, including the pandemic, and keep our dreams alive, together.