Amy Young, Psy.D.

Amy B. Young, Psy.D.



Dr. Amy Young is the Founder and Director of the CBT Center for Anxiety & OCD and has been working in the behavioral health field since 1995. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship training under nationally recognized OCD expert, Dr. Jonathan Grayson, and anxiety expert, Dr. Linda Welsh. She holds a Doctoral degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Clinical Psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Young also holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.


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.



  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Slippery Rock University, Summa Cum Laude
  • B.S. in Biology (minors in Psychology and Education), Ursinus College



  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Anxiety & Agoraphobia Treatment Center, Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Predoctoral Internship: Institute of Living / Connecticut Children’s Medical Center / Harford Hospital, Hartford, CT
  • Externship: Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Externship: La Salle Academy, Philadelphia, PA
  • Externship: Lancaster Avenue Healthcare Center, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Externship: Center for Brief Therapy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Externship: Lutheran Youth & Family Services, Zelienople, PA
  • Externship: Norristown State Hospital, Norristown, PA


Doctoral Dissertation:

  • A Cognitive-Behavioral Peer Group Intervention for Underserved Adolescents with High HbA1c Levels in Primary Care: A Comparative Clinical Case Study