Dr. Young successfully treats all types of anxiety, OCD and OC-related conditions in children, teens and adults including separation anxiety, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, panic, social anxiety, school refusal as well as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (compulsive hair pulling and skin picking). She has worked with several hundred cases of OCD including those with relationship obsessions (ROCD), sexual obsessions (POCD), sexual orientation obsessions (HOCD / SO-OCD), violent/harm obsessions, religious obsessions, relationship obsessions (ROCD), Olfactory Reference Syndrome, just-right, symmetry, hyper-responsibility, contamination and perfectionism. She also works with clients with co-occurring conditions such as depression, ADHD, dyslexia, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and chronic medical conditions.
Dr. Young has a particular interest in working with gifted individuals and tricky co-occurring conditions like perfectionism and ADHD. Dr. Young is skilled in helping people who have not experienced success with other therapeutic interventions. Dr. Young utilizes a variety of evidence-based CBT interventions including ERP, HRT, ComB, CBIT, CT, BA, ACT, DBT, among others, tailoring treatment to meet each person’s specific situation. Dr. Young is a professional member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, the Anxiety and Depression Association of American and the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
Amy is an engaging psychologist who approaches each client and family with compassion. Personable and easygoing, she encourages clients to confront their fears and teaches them how to live their best life. She has successfully coached children and adults on doing the difficult work to overcome their anxiety for nearly thirty decades. Amy often uses humor and her own humanness to connect with clients and put them at ease. In her downtime she enjoys visiting local attractions and spending time with her three children, husband and their dog.