My Approach to Helping
Hello, I am Dr. Calvin Young. I am a Veteran of the United States Army, where I was trained as a special forces medic. As a mental health clinician, my training includes credentials a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology; with a minor in Psychology. I hold a Master of Sciences degree in Human Services Administration and a Master of Science degree in Counseling.
I have treated patients in inpatient, residential, hospital, and out-patient settings on an individual basis; or as a part of a Treatment Team. My experiences include treating couples, addressing family issues, dealing with the organization’s psychological needs-and working as a mental health provider to stakeholders in the Legal Justice system as an Expert Witness in matters related to mental health, addiction, and the Law. My forensic work has occurred in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean (Jamaica).
I have over a decade of experience as a contracted provider of clinical mental health and substance abuse treatment. I have been employed at several universities as a professor of Counseling, Psychology, and Sociology, among other related discipline areas. I am an experienced educator, who has taught at the secondary (High School), tertiary, and graduate levels. I have trained and conducted seminars and workshops with professional and lay audiences on multiple topics in mental health and addictions.
I incorporate a wellness model in my psychotherapeutic work utilizing an integrative approach that combines the best of conventional and alternative medicine (CAM) into my treatment plan with my clients as I understand that if the physiological are not considered and addressed, then the psychological and psychiatric will be poorly or at best only partially healed.