Dr. Young is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in the mental health field in a variety of settings, including private practice, for over 20 years. She works with individuals from age 13 on up and also treats couples. Her areas of interest and specialty are working with individuals in recovery from substance abuse/addictions, adolescent development, and difficult to treat patients, including patients who are not having the desired response to prescribed medications. In addition, her particular expertise is in working with individuals who have suffered a major loss such as a loved one, job loss, divorce, or any other loss that has affected them in a powerful way.
Common symptoms Dr. Young often sees in new patients are depression, anxiety, lack of clear sense of self and low self-esteem, involvement in destructive or dissatisfying relationships, work problems/transitions, and struggles with family of origin.
Dr. Young has been trained in a transtheoretical approach; using a variety of interventions to empower patients and promote self-development. She tends to conceptualize cases psychodynamically and also completed intensive training in an affect and experiential focused approach. As a psychotherapist, Dr. Young helps you identify your goals and desires so that you may focus on what is most important to you; clearing away anxieties and hesitations that keep you stuck. Her approach with couples includes a thorough assessment of the patterns and issues connecting or disconnecting the couple in dissatisfying ways. Then, she assists the couple with increased self awareness and deepened awareness of their partner, as well as improving emotional communication so that each partner is feeling safe, heard, respected, and loved.
Direct clinical experience with many different patients allows Dr. Young to draw on a wealth of clinical knowledge to tailor an individualized approach for each person.