Psychiatry

We offer a full range of psychiatric services treating children, adolescents and adults with mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, attention disorders, thought disorders and more. Our team offers specialized services for cardiac patients, pregnant and post-partum women and is experienced in serving the LGBTQ community.

Our in-house psychiatry team also collaborates with our roster of clinical staff to provide efficient consultation when counseling clients need medication and/or medication adjustments.

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Our psychiatry team:

Geoffrey Hills, D.O. is a psychiatrist who attended medical school at Des Moines University and residency at the University of Wisconsin Madison.  His practice includes treatment of adolescents and adults with mood problems, anxiety and thought disorders.  He has particular interest and experience working with the LGBTQ community and persons living with HIV. Prior to attending medical school, Geoffrey received a B.A. in music at Vassar College and worked for several years as a violinist, composer, music engraver and editor in New York City.  He is an unapologetic science fiction and fantasy geek.

Wenjing (Wendy) Cao, PMHNP-BC is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who offers medication management services to children and adults. Wendy received her BS in nursing from the Ohio State University in 2006 and earned her master’s degree as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from the University of Louisville in 2011. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings including working with veterans, treating persistent mental health conditions and comorbidity of medical illness. Wendy treats clients ages 5 and older with varying diagnoses including anxiety, bipolar, and depressive disorders, ADHD, psychosis, PTSD, schizophrenia, substance use disorders and more. She is especially interested in women’s mental health, mood disorders and ADHD.

Scott Young, Ph.D., M.S.C.P., L.P., H.S.P. , Director of Psychological Services at the Center, is a licensed psychologist and health service provider. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Iowa State University, and his postdoctoral master’s of science degree in clinical psychopharmacology (M.S.C.P.) through Fairleigh Dickinson University. Scott provides individual, couples, family, and group counseling for clients across the lifespan. He uses a multitheoretical psychotherapy approach emphasizing the therapeutic relationship and informed by many perspectives including (but not limited to):  Person-Center Therapy, Emotion Focused (individual) and Emotionally-Focused (couples) Therapies, Logotherapy, Landreth Child-Centered Play Therapy, Interpersonal Process Psychotherapy, Adlerian Psychotherapy, Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, ACT, Imagery Rehearsal Therapy, Ericksonian and Neurolinguistic Programming hypnosis, Multicultural Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Religiously-Accommodative Psychotherapy, etc.) to work with a wide variety of presenting concerns, including: stress and adjustment issues, career transitions, existential or religious/spiritual concerns, depression and mood problems, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, health/medical issues, chronic pain issues, relationship or family problems, issues of boys and men, anger or behavioral problems, and severe or persistent mental illness. Scott also provides psychological testing for school-age children through older adults, and basic neuropsychological testing for adolescents, adults, and older adults. In addition to his administrative and clinical activities, Scott enjoys clinically-focused teaching, consultation, and supervision. His postdoctoral M.S.C.P. is the first step in adding prescribing medications to his testing and psychotherapy practice. As a medical psychologist, he is fascinated by the complex and varied interactions amongst the body, mind, relationships, and spirit. Scott is an avid Star Wars and Star Trek fan, and clients looking for an empathic yet direct approach that features nerdiness and humor might find a fit with his style.

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