Yellowbrick Announces Pete Myers, Psy.D. as Director of Groups and Therapeutic Community Services
Yellowbrick is excited to announce the hiring of Pete Myers Psy.D. as their Director of Group and Therapeutic Community Services effective Sept. 13th 2021. “Pete is a long-time colleague and friend, and it is a delight to have him join in Yellowbrick’s mission as the national resource for the treatment of emerging adults” says Jesse Viner MD, CEO, Chief Medical Officer & Founder of Yellowbrick.
Pete Myers, Psy.D. earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1999, after having completed his master’s degree in the social sciences at the University of Chicago in 1992. He has worked in the field of mental health for the past 33 years. His background is grounded in psychodynamic and family systems-based approaches.
Most of his career had been at the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago, a residential and therapeutic school for children and adolescents with profound mental health and special educational needs. He began as one of the dormitory counselors at the school and grew over time into leadership roles including Clinical Director and Co-Executive Director. There he also served as individual, group, and family therapist as well. While working at the school, he was additionally the Director of the Brooke Whitted Center, a residential and outpatient transitional program for emerging young adults with significant mental health challenges in need of support to launch successfully into their adult lives. His tenure at the school was formative in his experience working within a therapeutic community, the important influence of groups and their milieu. He also has worked as a psychometrician for a private practice, outpatient therapist at the Juvenile Protection Agency in Chicago, and staff therapist at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center, an inpatient program in NYC. Dr. Myers is an executive board member of the Association Children’s Residential and Community, an international organization advancing quality interventions for youth of all ages and their families.
Over the course of Dr. Myers’ career, he has been invested in and strives to work with young people of all ages and their families to overcome severe, persistent, and debilitating mental health challenges that are interfering with their abilities to grow into the persons they want to be, and to live a life that brings them healthy relationships, meaning, joy, and accomplishment. He values working with families, recognizing the importance of the interdependence between individuals and family in understanding the challenges and building a future. Beginning with his work at the school, he has been a strong leader and advocate for quality interventions for LGBTQ+ individuals, in particular gender diverse individuals, which are affirming and respectful of one’s identity development. He is committed to collaborating with each person as a unique individual and values each person’s distinctive and diverse characteristics, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and ability.
About Yellowbrick Consultation & Treatment Center
Yellowbrick Consultation & Treatment Center, located at 1560 Sherman Ave. Ste. 400 Evanston, Illinois, is a nationally recognized trauma and research-informed intensive treatment center serving adolescents & emerging adults ages 16-30’s. Yellowbrick’s Minding the Brain PHP/IOP is organized around the developmental emotional needs and maturing brain systems of emerging adults. There are also specialty services for trauma recovery, substance use disorders, Soma Self/eating disorders, ReCognition/cognitive restoration. Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessments are part of every Yellowbrick admission but can also be offered as a stand-alone option beginning at age 16 to determine the best course of treatment. Call Tracy Ashworth 770-596-8543 for more information or to set up a virtual or in-person tour. Admissions for Yellowbrick can be reached directly at 866-234-0222. Learn more at www.yellowbrickprogram.com .