About Dr. Young
Teresa Young, Ph.D.
I’m Dr. Teresa Young. I specialize in health psychology with an emphasis on adjustment to aging, chronic illness, acquired disability, and caregiver support.
I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University. As part of my advanced training, I completed an internship with the Vanderbilt University – Tennessee Valley VA and a postdoctoral fellowship in interdisciplinary health psychology through the Tennessee Valley VA.
Following training, I worked for two years on the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. I saw patients in both acute and outpatient settings, providing individual and family psychotherapy. My position also included developing and implementing a caregiver support group, peer mentoring program, and chronic pain group therapy program. I served on the hospital-wide caregiver support committee, diversity committee, and suicide prevention committee. Because outreach and caregiver support are important to me, I also provided in-services to staff and spoke at outreach events in the Eastern Iowa area.
Between the fall of 2019 and fall of 2022, I lived in both Columbus, Ohio and Nashville, Tennessee, working in both private practice and with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Currently, I see patients in-person in Tennessee and via telehealth in Iowa and participating PsyPact states.
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. Theories and techniques I tend to use most include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness, existential psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, and family systems. Additionally, I believe in integrating societal and cultural factors into the treatment decisions we make together. I love psychotherapy, and I love what I do. I’m looking forward to our time together.
Get In Touch
547 N. Mount Juliet Rd.
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Dr. Young is licensed in Iowa and Tennessee. She sees patients through telehealth in Iowa and all participating PSYPACT states.
Monday through Friday 9 AM – 5PM Central Time
Other evening and weekend appointments available by request.