Sherry Young, PhD, CSAT
Owner and Consultant
Sherry Young, PhD, CSAT has worked in the Behavioral Health field for thirteen years as clinical liaison providing triage, assessment, and admissions referral and advocacy for clients of licensed therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists who treat mental health and addictive disorders treatment resources. From 1997 to the present, she has provided ongoing consultation for practice growth to therapists and counseling practices. She worked for various companies in the Behavioral Health and Addictions field since 2006 and is currently owner and independent consultant at right fit CONSULTING for a handful of excellent, vetted, treatment providers who serve the needs of her referents’ clients.
Dr. Young holds an Interdisciplinary Doctorate in Psychology and English from the Institute of Philosophic Studies, University of Dallas. She taught psychology and literature at the college level from 1986-1994 and directed university study programs in Rome, Italy from 1994-1997. She is a visionary who is a highly skilled educator, strategist in business development, advocate for recovery and personal growth and she inspires excellence and collaboration in all her relationships. She considers her highest achievement and greatest gift her four children and six grandchildren as well as over 20 years of sobriety.
Jody Penton has over 2 years of experience helping men and women find resources for behavioral health and addiction needs. He works closely with licensed therapists, recovery organizations and treatment facilities to locate the best fit for those he is assisting. Jody spent over 25 years working in the public and private accounting professions and managing accounting for large business enterprises. For the past two years he has worked closely with several respected sober living homes and programs for men and women and has experience helping those in need to find initial treatment as well as extended care and sober living options. In his work with right fit COLLABORATIVE, Jody will expand his reach to treatment referral that offers a spectrum of clinically vetted resources for healing primary mental health, addiction (chemical and behavioral), and trauma.
Jody holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. He also attended the School of Law at the University of Mississippi and has done post graduate studies in biological sciences and Spanish. He is a dedicated advocate for recovery and personal growth and strives to help others in their journey to better health. Jody has three daughters and stays active supporting them and their many activities. Jody is an active runner and exercise enthusiast and is active in the mid-MS recovery community where his recovery began and continues to grow.
About right fit CONSULTING
right fit CONSULTING offers over a decade of clinical expertise and treatment industry knowledge to licensed professionals, families and clients AT NO COST, to assess, evaluate and construct the right fit individualized treatment plan through communication, collaboration, and care.
Over the past 13 years working with therapists, psychiatrists, individual clients and their families, I have received calls from people who have had multiple treatment experiences – spent hundreds of thousands of dollars, and still have not received the treatment they need or deserve. This breaks my heart. I think, “If only they had called me.”
When a family member or individual calls me I begin with a clinical assessment that includes family history, current life stressors and situation, as well as diagnostics and medications they have been given. I talk about life situation (ability to take time off from job, care of children), insurance and financial resources. Having visited most of the major treatment centers in the country for mental health and addiction, I guide selection of treatment options based on the primary clinical needs with consideration of secondary symptomatic issues. I have chosen to work with a spectrum of treatment resources for mental health for adults and adolescents, chemical and process addictions with dual diagnosis, as well as specialty programs for specific populations: Professionals and Chronic Pain treatment of addictive disorders that offer the highest caliber treatment in the industry. I refer outside the resources I represent when appropriate.