February 25, 2024

About Erik

Register with Erik Young

Erik specializes in working with children and teens diagnosed with autism, intellectual disability and behavior disorders.  He was a clinician for Devereux for over 13 years before he started his private practice.   Eleven years ago, Erik and his wife decided to try to take what they know worked in the clinical setting and apply it at home. To this end, they started to provide foster care for special needs children.  The result has been a sometimes frustrating, but always enlightening and wonderful roller coaster ride.

Erik quickly learned that what was possible in the clinical setting was not always workable in the home setting.  He learned that even when the behaviors were manageable, life with an autistic child is very different from that of the neurotypical child.  A fact that is not always apparent to his fellow clinicians.  Today, he combines this hard won personal experience with what he knows works in the clinic to help families support their loved ones.  He loves being the parent of his special “crew” and he wants nothing more than to help other parents love what they do too.

If you are one of these parents struggling to understand and to help your child, don’t wait any longer.  Press  the “schedule appointment” button or call (484) 693-0582 to schedule a consultation.

When not providing therapy, Erik spends his time playing and making music (He’s a classically trained pianist and a self-taught guitarist). While not a music therapist, Erik often integrates music and movement into his therapies.

Erik is also a martial arts enthusiast with black belts in Taekwondo and Bujinkan Budo Taejutsu.  He coaches his school’s TKD competition team and loves watching his team members grow and flourish not just as martial artists but as good human beings.

If you are interested in working with Erik, press  the “schedule appointment” button or call (484) 693-0582 to schedule a consultation.

More about Erik

  • BA in Music and BA in Psychology from Moravian College
  • Masters of Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University
  • Member in good standing of the American Counseling Association and the Pennsylvania Counseling Association
  • Theraplay Level 1 certified
  • QPR suicide prevention and intervention gatekeeper instructor
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy trained

Erik with guitar

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