Kathleen Young, DNP

Dr. Kathleen Young came to Acadia Hospital in 2020. She earned her undergraduate degree in the Science of Nursing from Oakland University of Michigan, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, while she was commissioned in the United States Army.

She was a registered nurse since 1985, RN certified in both Critical Care and Mental Health, and has an extensive background in both areas, including multiple levels of care.

In 2008, she was commissioned in the Army as a critical care nurse officer until she was accepted into graduate school. Her dissertation work focused on caregiver burden and distress in military service members with traumatic brain injury, while completing her residency at Fort Bragg (Airborne).

Throughout her training, she became certified in CPT, PE, CBT, and ART, to support her interests in the treatment of Complex Trauma. She deployed in 2017, and established the first telehealth program across two countries, as the sole provider for over 14,000 Service Members. 

Dr. Young was the first nurse practitioner to be certified to conduct Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as part of the service provided at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, while she served as the chief of the Partial Hospitalization Program.

Dr. Young is an expert in complex trauma care, including sexual trauma and speaker for several trauma conferences. She is currently finishing a study on the effects of TMS with Service Members with PTSD.

Outside of work, she enjoys farming, critters, quilting, baking, maple syrup production, lobster, and raising three grandchildren.