Services

Psychotherapy and Related Services

Dr. Frank Young is a registered psychologist in private practice in Comox Valley, B.C. His therapeutic approach combines a training background in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy in a solution-focused systemic brief therapy model integrating over 30 years of clinical and organizational experience. He was previously Senior Clinical Psychologist Holy Cross Hospital, and Coordinator and Supervisor of the Bulimia and Anorexia Program there.

Clinical services include: individual, couple, and family therapy. He also provides executive coaching, and supervision for registration as a psychologist in Alberta and for AAMFT accreditation. Also, Dr. Young provides mentoring for professional psychotherapists.

Areas of practice include: stress management, performance enhancement, depression, anxiety, phobias, EMDR for PTSD, anorexia and bulimia, addictions, psychosomatic disorders, insomnia and nightmares, assertion and identity problems, relationship problems, including codependency, transitions and transformations, personal mission and meaning, mindfulness and spirituality.

Dr. Young is on Adjunct Faculty, Family Therapy Training Program, CHR, Calgary, Alberta, and Clinical Member with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also a Founding Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Systemic Therapies, and Instructor, Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a Sport Psychology Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology, The University of Calgary, and consults to several National teams and athletes. He has published articles and presented numerous workshops on such topics as Ericksonian approaches in hypnosis and therapy, therapeutic humor, solution-oriented counselling, anorexia and bulimia, imagery training, lucid dreaming, mind state management, creativity, and neurotechnology. He has recently developed and produced hypnotic MP3 programs and CDs for stress management and personal development.

Fees are generally $180/hr. (G.S.T. exempt). Some part of the fee is generally reimbursed by the client’s group insurance plan as an extended health care benefit.

Referrals can be made by family physicians, social agencies, human resource personnel, or by self-referral. If the presenting problem has a medical component, the client’s physician is typically involved in coordination with the therapy process.

Seminars, workshops, in-house training programs, clinical supervision, mentoring, Coaching Toward Happiness, and management consulting available by special arrangement.

Executive Coaching Services

Executive Coaching is an arrangement of ongoing consultation for personal balance, enhanced performance, organizational effectiveness, enjoyment of living, and the fulfillment of meaning and purpose. It is not psychotherapy. The focus is on refining and enhancing precision skills in people who are already functioning well in several of their life contexts. The coach helps guide the client through life and career planning in a principle-centered life. Topics include: personal charter or mission statement, core values and principles, goals, objectives, energy and resource allocation, priority and boundary management. Systemic topics include: listening and communication, empathy, creativity, win-win paradigms for conflict resolution, negotiation, relationship skills, and leadership and organizational development. This service also includes the principles of Positive Psychology in Coaching Toward Happiness, including the pleasant life, the engaged life, and the meaningful life.

The Head Coach is Dr. Frank Young, a registered psychologist based in Comox Valley, B.C., Canada. He is the president and CEO of Mind State Management Inc., and has consulted to many organizations for stress management, performance enhancement, organizational development, and goal attainment. He has also served in several supervisory and leadership positions in public life before progressing to full-time consulting.

Dr. Young is fully certified in coaching at Level 3, National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and is a certified instructor for NCCP Level 3 Sport Psychology. He is a graduate of the Authentic Happiness Coaching course at the University of Pennsylvania. He is trained in several martial arts, and is a 4th degree black belt in judo, and a National A Referee for Judo Canada. He often employs philosophical concepts of conflict resolution and spirituality derived from this background to enhance mindfulness.

Dr. Young is on Adjunct Faculty, Family Therapy Training Program, CHR, Calgary, Alberta, and Clinical Member with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also a Founding Editorial Advisory Board Member,Journal of Systemic Therapies, and Instructor, Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a Sport Psychology Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology, The University of Calgary, and consults to several National teams and athletes. He has published articles and presented numerous workshops on such topics as Ericksonian approaches in hypnosis and therapy, therapeutic humor, solution-oriented counselling, anorexia and bulimia, imagery training, lucid dreaming, mind state management, creativity, and neurotechnology. He has recently developed and produced hypnotic MP3 programs and CDs for stress management and personal development.

Fees are generally $180/hr. (no G.S.T.). Some part of the fee is generally reimbursed by the client’s group insurance plan as an extended health care benefit.

Seminars, workshops, in-house training programs, clinical supervision, mentoring, Coaching Toward Happiness, and management consulting available by special arrangement.

Supervision and Professional Training Services: 2009

Dr. Frank Young is a registered psychologist in private practice in Comox Valley, B.C. He is also a Clinical Member of the American association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). His treatment approach combines psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy in a solution-focused systemic brief therapy model integrating over 30 years of clinical and organizational experience.

Similarly, his preferred supervision models are systemic brief solution-focused, with special strengths in structural-systemic and cognitive-behavioral interventions. He is also interested in narrative approaches and gender-informed and spiritual elements in therapeutic interventions.

Supervision and training services include supervision for registration as a psychologist in Alberta and for AAMFT accreditation. Modalities include individual, couple, and family therapy, counselling, and organizational consulting interventions. Dr. Young also provides mentoring for practicing psychotherapists in several professions.

Areas of practice include: stress management, performance enhancement, depression, anxiety, phobias, anorexia and bulimia, addictions, psychosomatic disorders, insomnia and nightmares, assertion and identity problems, relationship problems, including codependency, transitions and transformations, EMDR for PTSD.

Dr. Young is on Adjunct Faculty, Family Therapy Training Program, CHR, Calgary, Alberta, and Clinical Member with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also an Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Systemic Therapies and Instructor, Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a Sport Psychology Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology, The University of Calgary, and consults to several National teams and athletes. He has published articles and presented numerous workshops on such topics as Ericksonian approaches in hypnosis and therapy, therapeutic humour, anorexia and bulimia, imagery training, lucid dreaming, mind state management, creativity, and neurotechnology. He has recently developed and produced hypnotic MP3 programs and CDs for stress management and personal development.

Fees are generally $180/hr. (no G.S.T.).

Seminars, workshops, in-house training programs, clinical supervision, and management consulting available by special arrangement.