About right fit COLLABORATIVE

Sherry Young, Ph.D., CSAT

Owner and Consultant

Sherry Young, Ph.D., CSAT, has worked in the behavioral health field for 18 years as a clinical liaison, providing triage, assessment, admissions referral, and advocacy for clients of licensed therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists who treat mental health and addictive disorders. Since 1997, she has provided ongoing consultation for practice growth to therapists and counseling practices. She has worked for various organizations in the Behavioral Health and Addictions field and founded right fit COLLABORATIVE in 2018. Since then, she has worked with a handful of highly vetted treatment providers who are leaders in the field and implement the most current evidence-based treatment modalities to serve the needs of her referents’ clients.

Educational Background

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 to 1994 and directed university study programs in Rome, Italy, from 1994 to 1997. Dr. Young is a visionary, a highly skilled educator, a strategist in business development, and an advocate for recovery and personal growth. She inspires excellence and collaboration in all of her relationships. Still, she considers her 25-plus years of sobriety her highest achievement. She believes that her sobriety and her ongoing work to address and heal her family’s intergenerational trauma are her greatest gifts to her four children and six grandchildren.

Jody Penton

Outreach Consultant

Jody Penton has over two 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 helps. 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 helped those in need find initial treatment, 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. 

Educational Background

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 postgraduate 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-Mississippi recovery community, where his recovery began and continues to grow.

About right fit COLLABORATIVE

right fit COLLABORATIVE 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 18 years of 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. It 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 situations, diagnostics, and medication history. I talk about their life circumstances, such as their ability to take time off from work and whether they have children to care for, insurance plans, and financial resources.

I have visited most of the major treatment centers in the country for mental health and addiction, and I guide my selection of treatment options based on primary clinical needs and any 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, such as professionals and those with chronic pain. I refer outside of the resources I represent when appropriate.

Reach Out Now

Please call me, Sherry Young, Ph.D., CSAT, to begin the process. right fit COLLABORATIVE represents clinically excellent residential treatment and supportive living resources as well as short-term intensive treatment modalities that fit the needs of individuals. Some of these work with out-of-network insurance coverage, so your insurance provider may reimburse you for some of the treatment costs.