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Olivia Young Medication Management, PMHNP, PhD

Dr. Olivia Young offers client-centered, integrative medicine with a holistic approach. Her expertise is in nutritional psychiatry, metabolic imbalances, weight management, trauma, eating disorders, ADHD, pain management, and addictions. She combines conventional and complementary psychiatric treatment modalities aimed at maximizing client comfort, functionality, and healing.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    >$260
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“After many years of practice and after earning a PhD in applied research that focused on addictions and mental health public policy, I realized that my first love was mental health.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I started out as a clerk stenographer at the Illinois Department of Mental Health and became hooked on healthcare (especially mental health care). So, I earned my master’s in public health nursing with a minor in family counseling and became a family nurse practitioner. After many years of practice and after earning a PhD in applied research that focused on addictions and mental health public policy, I realized that my first love was mental health. So, I went back to school and earned a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner post-master's certificate. I have worked locum tenens in inpatient detox, outpatient detox, inpatient rehab, partial hospitalization, methadone and suboxone treatment clinics, telepsychiatry, long-term and skilled nursing care facilities, outpatient psychiatry, crisis psychiatry, and private group practice settings. I was MAT waivered in April of 2017 and authorized as a MMJ evaluator in October of 2018. I have also completed training at the Institute for Functional Medicine.
What should someone know about working with you?
After completing an extensive two-part intake questionnaire, clients are asked to choose the kind of care they want. They may choose symptom suppression care (conventional medical care), root cause resolution care (nutritional psychiatry), optimized healthcare (functional healthcare), or a combination. Clients choosing root cause resolution or optimized healthcare can expect more lab visits than those choosing symptom suppression. Labs and vital signs are an integral part of the medical care process as are referrals to other providers as indicated. Most of the clients I see are professionals (psychologists, doctors, nurses, lawyers, social workers, schoolteachers, counselors, medical students, nursing students, administrators, human resource professionals, and more). About 25% of the clients I saw over the past year were laypersons.
“Most of the clients I see are professionals (psychologists, doctors, nurses, lawyers, social workers, schoolteachers, counselors, medical students, nursing students, administrators, human resource professionals, and more).”
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