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Hello!  

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 which offered 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
agenc
y.  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 also ran 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.

In the course of my career, I've been trained in specialized treatments including Cognit
ive
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
, and Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity
(MITI) Coding.  

I was trained and certified as a hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotism in 2008
and was certified as a self-hypnosis instructor by the Mottin & Johnson Institute of
Hypnosis.  I've received additional training in Advanced Regression techniques, which are
used in hypnosis to revisit past events and experiences that have contributed to
longstanding difficulties, and shift related beliefs to allow for easier progress toward
peoples' goals.

I work in this field because I love it.  I've put a great amount of time into expanding my
working knowledge of ways to help people find their path to recovery, and I will no doubt
continue to learn as new treatments and strategies are developed.  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 insight, strength, and resolve that I get to witness as progress is made
and problems are overcome.
If you are experiencing a
crisis or life-threatening
emergency, please call 9-1-1
or the statewide crisis hotline
at 1-888-568-1112, or go
immediately to your local
emergency room.
Journeys Mental Health, LLC
Counseling and Hypnotherapy
Keith Young, LCPC, CH
175 Union Street, Suite C
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone:  (207) 951-7811
Fax:  1 (888) 972-1920