Amy B. Young PsyD
Approximately 50% of the clients treated at our Center are diagnosed with OCD or OC Related Disorders. I have treated approximately 300+ individuals with OCD/OC Related conditions. Staff at our Center have seen well over 300+ individuals with OCD/OC Related conditions. I have been working in the field of behavioral health for nearly 25 years. My clients have described me as collaborative, knowledgeable, practical, warm and determined. Staff at our Center are bright, compassionate, flexible clinicians who are willing to go the extra mile for their clients.
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders: We treat co-occurring disorders like ASD/anxiety, ASD/OCD, ADHD/anxiety, depression, BPD/anxiety. We always utilize evidenced-based strategies for each condition. Treatment is individualized to meet the unique needs of each person. This may mean using a more gradual approach, using more tailored (concrete, visual, auditory) psychoeducational tools or by understanding what factors are motivating to that person. Family is often involved if appropriate. Strategies like Behavioral Activation (BA), Cognitive Therapy (CT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) or Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) may also be employed in addition to ERP. Collaboration with other sub-specialists (ED, SUD, ASD) is often helpful.
I obtained my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a program grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Following my graduate coursework, I completed my post-doctoral training at The Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center (AATC) and worked there for 8 years treating children, adolescents and adults with a variety of anxiety and OCD conditions. My supervisors were internationally known OC Spectrum experts, one of which is a current member of the IOCDF Scientific Advisory Board. I am currently the Founder/Director of the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD.
Diversity Statement: I have worked with people from a diverse array of backgrounds. Many of my clients have been of the Jewish faith. I have also had experience working with many clients with Christian, Muslim and Hindu beliefs. I have experience working with clients who are African-American, Asian-American, Middle Eastern and Latino and of mixed race. I strive to have a very open, welcoming and caring relationship with all my clients regardless of religion, ethnicity or race.
I have taken several classes on cultural competency. I have worked with an array of clients from diverse backgrounds. I have worked with many clients identifying themselves as part of the LGBTQ population. Clients with differing cultural experience have told me that they feel very comfortable, safe and heard with me as a therapist.