About Tyler Young
Prior to joining Families First Pediatrics, Tyler Young spent 14 years working with adolescents in residential care. Tyler is a genuine and caring therapist who specializes in working with kids on the autism spectrum, teens who struggle with substance abuse, trauma, strained family relationships, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.
Tyler is a behavior specialist with training and certifications in Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and trauma focused Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). He believes in a strength-based approach using exposure therapy and family systems modalities of therapy to maximize therapeutic gains in treatment.
As a Utah native, Tyler earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Southern Utah University. He went to graduate school at Gonzaga University where he earned a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling.
When not at work, Tyler loves spending time with his wife and four children. He is an avid sports fan who enjoys playing golf, reading, and playing video games.