More about Dr. Enid Young

After receiving my B.A. from Brandeis University in Boston, I attended Harvard University, where I received a master's degree in counseling psychology. I worked as a counselor for three years and then came to California and earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.

I became familiar with psychotic processes when working at a halfway house with psychotic individuals. This work, as well as a growing interest in addiction and the addictive personality led me to pursue psychoanalytic theory. After four years at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, I became a psychoanalyst. In addition to my private practice, I also teach psychoanalytic theory and supervise other clinicians.

I have published papers on addiction, chronic pain, psychoanalysis and neuropsychoanlaysis. Presently, I am working on a grant to treat the growing the number of traumatic brain injury patients.