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​“My goal is to help children grow and develop despite challenges they may face.”​​​

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Brennan Young enjoys helping kids overcome challenges. It was as a high school swimming instructor that Young discovered his passion. Whether it was encouraging kids to conquer a fear of water, or overcome obstacles in the classroom, Young quickly discovered that he has a knack for helping children reach their full potential.

“If given the opportunity and proper tools, children are eager to show us that they can do well,” he said. “Children are part of a broader system, including family, friends, schools, and communities.”

Young earned his undergraduate degree from UW-Madison and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Denver. He completed training in pediatric medical psychology at Children’s Hospital of Colorado and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN before joining Marshfield Clinic in 2013.

“Children do well if they can,” he says, borrowing from an approach called ‘Collaborative Problem Solving.’ He said working with important adults in their lives is paramount. “I’m passionate about providing the means and the space for children to do well.”

In 2017, Dr. Young transitioned his practice to telehealth. He moved with his family to Utah in order for his wife to pursue her career. However, he felt strongly connected to the people of the Chippewa Valley and northwest Wisconsin and has continued to provide services on a full-time basis.

Young nurtured a love for outdoor activities while living in Colorado during graduate school. Hiking, backpacking and skiing are among his hobbies.

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  • Internship
    University of Colorado - Children's Hospital of Denver Denver, CO, United States, Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology 2011

    Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education Rochester, MN, United States, Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology 2013

  • State Licenses
    Minnesota Wisconsin

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