I am a LICSW licensed in New Hampshire with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist, counselor, and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also worked in Higher Education for the last 10+ years, so I am familiar with many of the challenges of students, faculty, and administration. I am an Air Force Veteran and have spent time oversees.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines acceptance and commitment, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
NH LICSW 1737
ME LCSW LC22704
Prof. Young is competent while engaging. His assistance navigating me through some stormy seas has been invaluable. He is focused on my goals while also "thinking outside the box" with suggestions to positively move forward.
Written on Jul 03, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders
I live at n an area where it is very difficult to find an in-person therapist. Prof. Young has made therapy accessible, useful and worthwhile. I can’t thank him enough for his support.
Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and eating disorders
Prof. Young has helped me tremendously in our sessions. He has an understanding and supportive approach to therapy. I have also appreciated his down to earth personality. He has given me practical advice that can be applied to my everyday life and out in the world.
Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
He often will have a great real life example to help practice better habits or to relate to a problem. They could be an example from his personal life, or an easy to remember analogy. I recommend him to anyone looking for a friend to talk to that will offer suggestions to help get through your problems.
Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd