Generations Psychological & Consultation Services, LLC
As a counseling psychologist with an emphasis on health, I work with individuals, couples, and families as they adapt to changes resulting from aging, chronic illness, and acquired disability. I believe people can be resilient when they or someone they love faces serious health challenges. My mission is to provide a non-judgmental and authentic atmosphere while I work with you to explore uncertainty, identify and develop strengths, and reinvigorate a sense of purpose and meaning in life.
You have taken a very positive step by deciding to seek therapy or obtain consultation. The services I provide include psychotherapy (in-person and via telehealth), pre-surgical evaluations for spinal cord stimulators, and consultation to healthcare teams. Click on each service below to find out more information.
I provide psychotherapy for patients adjusting to aging, coping with chronic illness or acquired disability, and caregivers in the following modalities: individual, couples, family, and group. Telehealth is available as well.
As part of an evaluation for a spinal cord stimulator, we will work together to determine what strengths you have going into the procedure and what actions you can take before, during, and after to maximize success with the device.
Consultation & Speaking Engagements
I provide consulting services to healthcare teams to resolve conflict among staff, manage difficult patient behaviors, and to handle burnout. Also, I’m available for in-services, workshops, and brown bag sessions.
Teresa Young, PhD
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I’m Dr. Teresa Young. I specialize in health psychology with an emphasis on adjustment to aging, chronic illness, acquired disability, and caregiver support.
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In individual therapy, you and I will work together to define what is happening for you and identify your personal strengths. We will set reasonable goals and work to achieve theme.
I also provide services via telehealth in the event you experience barriers to meeting in person, such as inclement weather, mobility, or inability to find care for your loved one during an appointment.
Having a chronic illness or acquired disability requires effective communication and healthy problem-solving. I will work with you and your partner to build relationship skills to enhance the way you cope as a couple.
Old habits of communication and family dynamics can be difficult to manage in the context of a major health event. In family therapy, we identify patterns of relating to one another and actively seek solutions and meaningful roles for all family members.
Group therapy provides patients with the opportunity to meet others with a similar condition. It might seem intimidating at first, and most people who participate in a therapy group feel this way initially. But, this shared experience can be invaluable as part of treatment and recovery.
Common Medical Conditions
I have provided psychotherapy to patients with the following co-occurring medical conditions: chronic pain, stroke, traumatic brain injury, organ transplant, cancer, spinal cord injury, amputation, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, vestibular disorders, digestive diseases, and psychogenic/somatic/functional conditions. I’ve also worked with folks recovering from motor vehicle accidents as well as less common conditions, such as Guillon-Barre and mitochondrial disease.
Please note: not all patients experiencing these conditions are good candidates for psychotherapy, as their condition might preclude them from participating in a meaningful way. In such cases, therapy with caregivers might be a better route. Either way, I am happy to meet for an initial session with all stakeholders to determine the best course of action.
My Approach & Philosophy
The approaches I use are evidence-based, meaning there is scientific research and clinical experience supporting my rationale for intervention. I don’t believe in taking a one-size-fits-all approach, so you can rest assured your treatment will be personalized and collaborative. I pay particular attention to cultural and societal variables impacting your life. Theories and techniques I tend to use most include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness, existential psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, and family systems.
I love psychotherapy, and I love what I do. I’m looking forward to our time together.
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1520 Old Henderson Rd., Suite E
Columbus, OH 43220
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12p-4p
Tuesday, Thursday: 8a-2p
Other appointments available upon request.