Michael Young is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience delivering psychological and educational services to highly diverse populations in a variety of settings. Trained primarily in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches, Michael’s emphasis is on customizing treatment and consultation to the specific needs of each client. Half of his independently owned and operated private practice is devoted to in-office psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. The other half is school-based consultation with administrators, faculty and parents as well as counseling with students.
Michael brings a rich background to his work. He conducted a policy analysis on mental health treatment of violent and aggressive children in North Carolina. He was an administrative supervisor for ten years at a child and family agency in New England that ran an intensive residential summer treatment camp for children and teenagers and provided consultation to Boston special education public schools. He helped launch a school-based teen health center in Beecher High School, an underserved urban area just north of Flint, MI. For 18 years, Michael was a consultant in The Wayne State School of Medicine’s Postbaccalaureate Program (Detroit, MI), helping graduate students, from underserved areas, develop adaptive coping strategies needed to succeed in medical school. Currently, he is the director of a high school peer support program at Cranbrook Schools, a private, PK-12 college preparatory school in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Michael and his wife Carla (a Cranbrook administrator) live on Cranbrook’s beautiful 320-acre campus. They have four adult children. Michael enjoys an occasional round of golf, travel, indoor exercise (but only while catching up on TV shows) and being walked over every inch of Cranbrook’s 320 acres by Priya, an indefatigable Shepherd-mix rescue.