Counseling service appoints Dr. Young

MIDDLEBURY - The Counseling Service of Addison County appointed John J. Young, M.D., as a full-time staff psychiatrist. Dr. Young graduated from Davidson College and from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. in 1999 and then completed a residency in psychiatry in 2003.

Young then practiced in Maine and completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. For the past year, Young has had a private practice in Middlebury and also consults in the field of forensic psychiatry. Young is Board Certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Young will be joining a psychiatric team consisting of Robert Jimerson, medical director, and two Advanced Practice Nurses, Barbara Hammerlind and Annamarie Schrader. In announcing the appointment, counseling service Executive Director Bob Thorn expressed the agency's excitement about Young's arrival: "We feel very fortunate to have secured the services of someone of John Young's ability and commitment to the field of community mental health."

In reflecting on his own decision to join the cunseling service, Young commented that "I have found that my own strengths as a psychiatrist fit best as part of a team providing mental health care. I am excited about participating more fully in caring for mental illness in our community."

Young begins his work at the counseling service on Nov. 1, 2009.

For more information, contact David Andrews, director of development and community relations, at 388-0302, ext. 487.

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