Caitlyn Young, MSW, RSW

Caitlyn Young, MSW, RSW,

Caitlyn is committed to providing children and families a safe space to work on developing skills and building relationships. Caitlyn works with children and youth to develop the skills they need to cope
with difficult emotions and situations, as well as empowering parents to feel capable and improve
relationships within the family.

Caitlyn has over 8 years of experience working with children and youth in various settings, including
residential treatment centres, community counselling centres, inpatient mental health, and crisis
lines. In addition to working with children and their families in counselling, she has also developed
and facilitated a number of group therapy programs for children and teens.

Caitlyn completed her Masters of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Registered Social
Worker with The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has completed
additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
and Emotion focused Family Therapy. She has additional training in working with people who have
experienced trauma, including training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Caitlyn has experience working with children and adolescents struggling with various concerns such
as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, low self-esteem, trauma and self-harm behaviours.
She also has experience working with youth in the LGBTQ+ community, including youth who are
gender transitioning. Caitlyn provides a holistic approach to supporting the whole family. She
strongly believes that helping parents to understanding and supporting their child’s identity is one of
the most powerful ways of reducing risk around mental health issues.

Caitlyn is available to see clients at our Oakville or Hamilton locations for individual and family

Caitlyn is a Proud Hamiltonian, obsessed with the local food and art scene. She lives with her wife
and three “fur babies”- Juliet, Friar, and Rosie.