You're reading my profile because you or someone you love is suffering. I have the training, the experience and also the wish to help you. I know, based on my own experience and over 30 years of vigorous research with the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group that: We all have the desire to overcome traumas from past. Beyond our awareness, our minds are capable of planning the means to overcome even long-standing problems and suffering. I work collaboratively and compassionately to provide the safety and sheltering atmosphere that facilitates your natural impulse toward emotional health, growth, and well-being.
I trained at the Langley-Porter Institute at UCSF where I studied five important schools of psychotherapy. Afterward, I never regretted my decision to turn down Yale to study at Mount Zion Hospital where I found my calling.
The problems I treat include depression, anxiety, stress and troubled relationships. My practice and clients are most rewarding to me. I invest myself in you and treat you and your problems with respect and empathy. It has been my experience that the therapeutic process can be a liberating one.
Call Neil Philip Young for a free consultation now - (415) 323-3973


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Pennsylvania State University
  • Year Graduated: 1975
  • License No. and State: PSY5286 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $170
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beech Street
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ChoiceCare
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Interplan
  • MHN
  • Optum
  • PacifiCare
  • United
  • Out of Network
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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Mental Health

  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Control-Mastery Theory
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015
Neil Philip Young, PhD, Psychologist in San Francisco

Neil Philip Young

Psychologist, PhD