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Janna Young Janna Young

Janna Young

Occupational Therapist

I am an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience working in inpatient, outpatient and community-based mental health programs.  I am passionate about supporting individuals in participating as fully as possible in the activities that are meaningful to them.  Offering support from an OT lens means that I assist individuals in exploring ways of expanding self-care, engaging in leisure activities, maintaining healthy social connections and managing responsibilities inside and outside of the home.

Some therapeutic strategies I am able to offer include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), Relaxation and Exposure Therapy, Core Addictions Practice, Chronic Pain Management and Concussion Management.

I feel it is a privilege to walk with people in their journey and feel honoured when individuals share their life experiences with me through my work.  My aim is to listen, explore possibilities, highlight strengths and offer supports and strategies through an OT lens.  I strive to approach clients with openness as I highly value all that I learn from those I encounter in my work.

Outside of work, I do my best to practice balance in my own life by reserving time for exercise, family and sleep!  I enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, running and yoga.

I have a BA in English Literature from UBC and a BSc in Occupational Therapy from UBC. 

Qualifications:
15+ years of practice

Postgraduate Studies:
B.Sc., UBC
B.A., UBC

Client Focus:
Adults

Specialties:
Mental Health
First Responders

Therapeutic Strategies:
Motivational Interviewing
Cognitive Rehabilitation
Progress Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)
Relxation and Exposure Therapy
Core Addictions Practice
Chronic Pain Management
Concussion Management

Language(s):
English

Location:
Yaletown

Availability:
varies

Favourite quote:
There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask, "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?
   Erin Hanson