I am Kathleen Young, MD. I am a mom. I am also a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. I have been in private practice for the past 15 years and have had the pleasure of treating many wonderful patients and their families.
Early on in my career, I noticed there was a need for help that existed beyond medication and therapy but was never quite sure how to fill that void. There were many people, especially parents, who wanted help in a specific area but didn’t feel like their problem was big enough or severe enough to be in therapy. It was after my own experience being coached that I decided to offer coaching as an alternative solution for parents. I saw firsthand how coaching helped me when I was feeling stuck and wanted to focus on a specific goal so that I could move forward. It seemed to be the exact thing people needed.
Having a teen with mental health issues can be very isolating. Many parents feel like they don’t have anyone to talk to about what is going on at home. Bringing parents together in groups so that they don’t feel so alone and watching them grow together is one of my favorite things to do. My groups are an amazing community of parents who support and learn from each other and aren’t afraid to tackle tough issues. It is my privilege to be a part of the journey as their guide.