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Kathryn Baxter Young, MS >>

Progress Through Pain

Pain is a motivator. 
It tells us that something is wrong. 
Pain has come to help you grow, not destroy you.


Sometimes pain is associated with a loss.
Sometimes pain is associated with feeling stuck.
Sometimes pain is a result of feeling powerless.
Sometimes pain results from poor choices, either yours or someone else.
Sometimes pain is the result of avoiding something scary or unfamiliar.


You don’t grow by running from the pain.

Facing it helps to diminish its power over you. 

InStill Hope’s clinically trained coaches help you navigate the pain you or your loved ones are experiencing and step into emotional freedom. 

We come alongside you to help build the skills you need to reduce the pain not avoid it. 

You will find out you are stronger and more resourceful than you ever knew when you work with an InStill Hope coach.  

Meet HOPE LEADER, Tricia Youngs


Tricia has a unique blend of experience as a therapist & life coach as well as serving in management roles in corporate America.

She received her Master’s Degree in Human Relations from NYIT in 1998 and began her clinical career at The Sexual Assault Treatment Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Since then, she has worked at all levels of care in the mental health and substance abuse industries. 

Tricia was a founding partner to a large mental health collaborative in New England that delivered mental health and wellness services to adults, children, families, and couples. 

Dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, Tricia has trained with the world’s experts in trauma and addiction such as Pia Mellody, Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD. Francine Shapiro, PhD., Deborah Korn, PhD., Patrick Carnes, PhD. Gabor Mate, MD and Richard Schwartz, PhD.  

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Kathryn Baxter Young, MS

Kathryn brings a wealth of experience to the InStill Hope team. She has stood in the trenches, locking arms with the most vulnerable in our society experiencing mental health and substance abuse crisis.

Helping families stand firm in the face of complexity, her insight and calming presence in the midst of crisis is a breath of fresh air.

Kathryn treats each of the clients she serves with compassion as if it were a member of her own family.


“People deserve to be treated with respect and be able
to preserve their dignity during difficult times.” 

Kathryn is a certified ARISE Interventionist and Case Manager assisting clients and families before and after their treatment stay.  She also served as Clinical Director at a well-established substance abuse treatment center. 

She co-facilitates The Path to Healing Empowerment Workshop.  Through her diverse work experience, she gained an unwavering dedication to assisting individuals and families to find the appropriate resources and care they need and deserve.

Knowing the importance of work-life balance, when she is not coaching individuals and families you can find her on the pickleball court, playing with her two dogs and having fun with her husband and family.

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Kathryn's Groups
Surviving The Diagnosis
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Thriving in The New Reality
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Families & Loved Ones
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Families & Loved Ones
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Laura Lawrence, MA, CAP, ICADC

Laura's style is to tell it like it is while always maintaining an atmosphere of acceptance without judgement.

Living and working  in recovery herself for over 20 years, Laura has helped countless families and those affected with the disease of addiction navigate the early stages of recovery.  She is passionate about getting newly recovering individuals and their loved ones through the difficult challenges that the first year brings.


"Stopping is easy.  Staying stopped is hard."  

Laura believes that with the right help for everyone, reoccurrence can be greatly reduced if not eliminated altogether.  A peaceful transition from chaos to serenity is the goal and Laura is there to guide you every step of the way.

In addition to helping those affected by addiction Laura is also an expert when it comes to hiring and maintaining a nontoxic work environment and can help leadership teams craft relationships while building a staff  that works together to accomplish a common mission.  Turn over reduction as well as team satisfaction helps companies maintain a program that is attractive and effective.

Surviving Early Recovery

How to Survive Early Recovery: The first year of recovery is filled with challenges that attending meetings cannot always address.

Relapse often happens in the first 90 days of recovery and can often be avoided with assistance from an experienced coach.

  • Learn why relapse frequently occurs at 30, 60, 90 days.
  • Learn to overcome early recovery obstacles.
  • Have questions answered by an experienced, empathetic professional.


  • Mondays 6:15 – 7:15pm
  • Price: Per Session $45
  • Facilitator: Laura Lawrence
Laura's Groups
Surviving Early Recovery
Laura's Groups
Thriving in Early Recovery
Surviving Early Recovery
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Holiday Happenings

Most people would agree that the Holidays are a wonderful and also stressful time, regardless of your traditions.

Holidays stretch us financially and interpersonally.

There are often multiple new social engagements to attend with lots of different personalities, some joyful and some very challenging. 

Join The Hope Team as we gather to share tools for a successful holiday season. Your hosts for the event are Tricia Youngs, LMHC, Kathryn Baxter Young, MS, Laura Lawrence MA and Chrisanna Wright, RD, LMHC.

You will walk away with:

  • Tips to manage your stress level, your bank account and your waistline during the most “Wonderful Time of the Year”.
  • Techniques to deal with difficult relationships during holiday gatherings.
  • A strategy to end the year on a positive note rather than feeling depleted.