How it all began
My name is David Younger. I am a licensed psychologist, trained couples therapist, researcher and creator of Love After Kids. I have been researching and working with couples for 15 years, which is also the amount of time I have been with my wife. I have had the incredible opportunity to have studied in some of the most prestigious institutions in the world and feel truly blessed to love my work. In my private practice, I have helped hundreds of couples that have come to me in moments of acute crisis, frustration and hopelessness to understand why they were stuck and empower them with the support, knowledge and tools to release themselves from self-imposed isolation.
For the last five years, I have been planning and researching ways to translate the processes that I have developed in the consulting room to help the countless couples that for one reason or another do not have the luxury of attending weekly couples therapy.
Love After Kids was designed specifically for couples that have struggled since having kids, which is a universal challenge that has unique and identifiable factors and solutions.
A long-term relationship comes with many ebbs and flows and challenges that simply could never have been predicted or attended to during the starry-eyed honeymoon period before the kids were born.
Even though my wife and I are both therapists and skilled communicators, we have been through tremendous challenges that have taken us to the brink, but we are still together today. Despite all of the challenges, I can unequivocally state that our love and devotion to each other is fiercer than ever.
There are few things that I can think of that are more universal with respect to relationships than the unparalleled changes that occur when children enter the picture. It’s something that no words can describe or prepare us for. That said, the lack of education and preparation available is striking, which was of the main motivators in creating Love After Kids. The other reason is that even though there are many couples therapists out there, and a handful of online sites for couples, they all tend to have a broad focus. The issues and challenges that often coincide with having children deserve special attention.
Mission and values
The mission of Love After Kids is to deliver an accessible, affordable, time and energy saving site for couples that have grown apart since having kids that will give them the tools to get unstuck, communicate effectively, heal old wounds, reconnect and rediscover their relationships after having kids.
The values that inspire me are honesty, sincerity, compassion, empathy, belief in the possibility of change, desire to help others and do meaningful work, loving and benefiting from my work, self-care, work-life balance and family.
Education and Professional Experience
I am a licensed psychologist in Texas and New York with a private practice that is web and phone based with clients from all over the world. The following is a list of my education and credentials:
Bachelor's in Literature and Fine Arts:
Master's in Psychology:
New York University
Master's in Child Psychology:
Anna Freud Centre & University College London
Doctorate in Psychology:
University College London
Post Graduate Training in Couples Psychotherapy:
Tavistock Centre for Couples Relationship and University of East London
Post Graduate Training in Group Psychotherapy:
Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society
Certified Group Psychotherapist:
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Post Graduate Training in Schema Therapy:
International Training & Certification Program in Schema Therapy
American Psychological Association
Texas State Psychological Association
Capital District Psychological Association
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Austin Group Psychotherapy Society
I live with my family in Austin, Texas. Outside of work and spending time with my family, I enjoy reading and fiction writing. I love animals and hope to return to Africa at some point with my kids to share the experience of going on safari with them.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”