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Here's my opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself.  

My work in the field of human services began with volunteer work in high school as
a teacher's assistant for children with emotional difficulties, and in college as a
suicide hotline operator.

After graduating with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Associate's Degree
in Chemical Dependency, my wife and I ran a group home for teenage girls in
Hinckley, Maine.  We then moved to New Hampshire, where I worked at a large
community mental health center offering community-based services to people living
with severe and persistent mental illness.  I worked there as a case manager, and
then as a psychiatric rehabilitation counselor, while I pursued my Master's Degree
in Community Mental Health Counseling.  After completing my Master's program, I
started my work as a therapist at that same agency.  During that time, I also
worked in emergency rooms as an emergency services clinician, and taught a
couple classes for New England College as adjunct faculty.  

It was during those five years that I developed a strong and unshakable belief that
recovery from severe and long-term psychiatric symptoms is possible and
achievable, provided you find the right combination of strategies and supports.  

I moved back to Maine in 2002, and began my work here as a Licensed Clinical
Professional Counselor.  I started my own training company for mental health
professionals, and then worked with the Health Education and Training Institute,
facilitating an online course in Motivational Interviewing until 2016.  It was in
August of 2013 that I moved into my own private practice and started Journeys
Mental Health, LLC.  Since 2016, I've also been teaching a class called "Trauma &
Recovery" as adjunct faculty at Husson University.  Husson U decided to change
the class name to "Trauma & Resiliency" in 2019.

In the course of my career, I've been trained in specialized treatments including
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing,
Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational  Interviewing.  I've also been trained
in teaching motivational interviewing in agencies, institutions and schools.  

I was trained and certified as a hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotists
in 2008 and was certified as a self-hypnosis instructor by the Mottin & Johnson
Institute of Hypnosis.  I received additional training in Advanced Regression
techniques, which are used in hypnosis to revisit past events and experiences that
have contributed to the problem at hand, in order to reframe and resolve it.

I work in this field because I love it.  I've put a great amount of time into
expanding my working knowledge of how to help people find their path to
recovery, and I will no doubt continue to learn as new treatments develop.  I
consider it a true honor to meet and work with each person I see, and I am so
regularly impressed and humbled by the demonstrations of insight, strength, and
resolve that I get to witness as progress is made and problems are overcome.
Journeys Mental Health, LLC
Counseling and Hypnotherapy
Keith Young, LCPC, CCTP, CH
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor,
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Hypnotherapist
175 Union Street, Suite C
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone:  (207) 951-7811
Fax:  1 (888) 972-1920
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