I am Kathleen Young, MD. I am a mom. I am also a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist in private practice for 14 years. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with so many wonderful patients and families and have helped them by using medication and therapy. While this has been incredibly rewarding, I have found that there is a need that exists beyond medication and therapy.
The parents of my patients want help navigating the journey of parenting with a focus on results. They want help from someone who understands their child and the unique challenges they face but therapy does not feel like the right answer. They just want to know what to do next and how to best help their child.
I turned to coaching in my own life when I was ready to make some big changes. I had already done the work of resolving my past and clearing the obstacles in my path but there was something still holding me back. I wasn’t getting the results I wanted in my relationships and my career. I kept waiting for something or someone else to change so I could be happy.
With coaching, I learned pretty quickly that I didn’t need something else to change in order to feel better and build the life I wanted. I needed to learn how to think more intentionally about my life and my decisions. I learned how to have more satisfying relationships, to trust my ability to create solutions, and to have my own back. I had all the right answers all along. I just needed someone to show me the blind spots in my own brain and give me the tools to manage my thinking.