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Our Team

Who We Are

Kriste Babbitt, M.D.

Kriste Babbitt, M.D.

Integrative Psychiatrist

Medical Director

Dr. Babbitt has been treating patients in private practice since completing her residency in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in 2012.  She completed fellowships in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the Integrative Psychiatry Institute's Certified Integrative Psychiatric Provider program, and has extensive training in trauma-related disorders.    "Mental health, just like physical health, requires a balance between resources and demands. The biological correlate to psychological stress is inflammation, resulting from acute or chronic challenges to our natural and preferred state of being. These processes work not only in parallel, but they also interweave with each other in obvious and sometimes subtle ways. As I explored more of these connections, it became increasingly apparent to me that optimal psychic wellness cannot exist in the absence of physiologic wellness."  Dr. Babbitt co-founded YWP to integrate depth-oriented approaches to functional and physical wellness  with depth-oriented psychiatric and psychotherapeutic services, and she enjoys working to fulfill this mission daily with each individual who entrusts her in their care.

Kelly Hill, FNTP, RWP

Functional Nutritional Therapist

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Kelly Hill is a Certified Functional Nutritional Therapist and Restorative Wellness Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Houston Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition before working in the pharmaceutical and beauty industries. There, she gained a deep and passionate understanding that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your body. Kelly went on to further her education and graduated from The Nutritional Therapy Association and then Restorative Wellness Solutions, where she learned to integrate a whole-body approach to health. In her practice, she strives to understand the bio-individuality of each person through their medical history, specific nutritional foundations, genetics, and precision testing to understand the root cause of health concerns. Kelly's expertise allows her to administer and interperet a variety of testing solutions. Using a highly clinical approach with extensive lab work, she helps clients understand the connectivity of their gut health by assessing hormones, genetics, and toxic burden to provide exceptional long-term results. Kelly believes in the necessity of a holistic approach across the mind, body, and spirit for an indvidual to achieve true vitality. When she is not furthering her education, she loves to cook, practice yoga, and enjoy a glass of wine. "Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being." - J. Stanford "Nutrition is my passion, wellness is what I work towards, and all things style is what I love." - Kelly Hill, FNTP, RWP

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Stephanie Yudovich, LCSW

Stephanie Yudovich, LCSW-S

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist

Stephanie (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor with a specialty and passion for working with youth and adults who have experienced death or trauma in any form. She believes in the importance of creating strong, culturally attuned relationships with the individuals and families she serves and fostering an environment in which they feel empowered to actively engage in the healing process that is most aligned with their strengths and values.   Stephanie has developed a strong foundation in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy and other healing medicines through extensive training and ongoing professional development. With a deep understanding of the unique benefits and considerations of incorporating ketamine into the therapeutic process, she utilizes this innovative approach to support individuals experiencing treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health challenges. Recognizing the multifaceted nature of well-being, Stephanie embraces a holistic approach to therapy that considers the interplay between mind, body, and spirit. She integrates various evidence-based modalities in her work, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed care, and somatic and mindfulness techniques, to support her clients in achieving optimal mental health outcomes. Her dedication to providing holistic, person-centered care and her unwavering belief in the potential for healing guide her in empowering individuals to overcome challenges and discover their innate resilience. Stephanie received her B.A. in Psychology with minors in Human Development and Communications at the University of California, Davis and completed her Master’s of Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles. When not working, she enjoys being outdoors, drinking tea, and spending time with her husband, three kids and loving dog.

Katy Collins, LCSW-S

Psychotherapist

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, EMDR, Somatic Healing

Katy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Social Worker Supervisor with specialized training in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Healing, and grief work. As an integrative and holistic therapist, Katy incorporates many different theoretical frameworks such as Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Healing, Internal Family Systems, and Attachment Theory into her work. She draws from the teachings of Brene Brown, Gabor Mate, John Bowlby, and Dick Schwartz. She also incorporates meditation/mindfulness, breathwork and somatic movement into the therapeutic experience. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Elementary/Secondary Education from Texas State University, she worked for eight years teaching students in elementary through high school. This experience led her to return for her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Houston, which she obtained in 2010. Katy has practiced in outpatient and residential treatment settings for adolescents and adults providing individual, group, and family therapy, and has experience working in crisis intervention throughout the Memorial Hermann Hospital system. Through her years in practice, she has treated individuals struggling with sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment-resistant mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders and maladaptive behaviors such as non-suicidal self injury, substance abuse, anger, eating disorders, and attachment disorders. With compassion and empathy, Katy utilizes an individualized therapeutic model to support each of her clients in finding their inner strength and truth, to help them connect with their path to a life that is truly fulfilling. "Whether you desire resolution for a current life situation, are saddened by loss or grief, or want to cease stubborn patterns, therapy can be incredibly beneficial. Together we create a safe space for communication, connection and expression of your true, authentic self."

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Kathleen Park, LPC, LCDC

Kathleen Park, LPC, LCDC

Psychotherapist

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, EMDR

Kathleen is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, specializing in providing support to adults, adolescents, and couples in both outpatient and residential settings. Alongside her husband, she co-founded and co-owns a treatment center, Luna, dedicated to helping individuals navigate their journey towards healing and recovery from both mental health and substance use disorders. In her practice with YWP, Kathleen works with clients to address challenges related to self-esteem, codependency, trauma, relational issues, depression, and anxiety. Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Kathleen offers a comprehensive approach to psychotherapy that integrates evidence-based techniques with a humanistic perspective. She believes in centering the individual in her practice, infusing warmth and compassion into every interaction. In addition to traditional therapy modalities, Kathleen has training and experience in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and deeply appreciates the process of navigating and integrating non-ordinary states of consciousness such as those encountered in Holotropic Breathwork and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Kathleen's therapeutic philosophy is rooted in the belief that deep connection and holding space for one another can lead to profound healing and transformation. She prioritizes the therapeutic relationship and her clients' safety above all else, fostering an environment of trust and authenticity on the path to wholeness and self-discovery. “My hope is that the connection built in relationship with my client allows them a sense of safety as they to begin to explore and deepen their relationship to self; that through the work, they are able to more fully inhabit themselves and their lives."

Megan Vardeman, PA-C

Megan Vardeman, PA-C

Clinic Director

Functional Medicine Provider

Megan is a co-founder, Clinic Director, and functional medicine specialist serving patients in Galveston Island. She attended PA school in West Texas at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, graduated with her Master's degree in 2012, and began practicing medicine in 2013. She worked in Internal Medicine, Primary Care, and Pediatric Surgery before pursuing a fellowship with the Integrative Psychiatry Institute.  Megan co-founded YWP to provide more personalized, integrative, and depth-oriented care to those who seek it.  "The realities I encountered during those initial years of practice led to my passion to look further and to recognize that the deep answers lie outside of traditional medicine. I believe that our mind, body, and spirituality are intimately interconnected. Our beliefs, values, and experiences impact our daily habits, decisions, and actions. I genuinely look forward to working with my patients and helping them navigate a journey to better health."  ​Megan works with patients to provide wellness consultations, lifestyle and health coaching, functional testing and diagnosis, and IV nutritional therapy.​ ​Megan lives along the upper Texas coast with her husband, four children, and dogs. She enjoys homeschooling her kids, shelling, and fishing. She is deeply rooted in her Christian faith and loves her local church family.

Wendellyn Young
MSN, APRN, FNP-C

IV Nutrition and Ketamine Provider

Wendellynn graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Working as a highly skilled bedside nurse for 20 years, she was able to balance quality patient care with building connections of trust and empathy to facilitate comfort for her patients and their families. During this time she was widely recognized and awarded for her bedside manner and patient advocacy. Her passion for her work inspired her to pursue her master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Masters of Science from the University of Texas Arlington and is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. As a nurse practitioner, she has developed her skills in promoting health and wellness with certifications in intravenous nutrition, injectables, and aesthetics.  Wendellynn provides compassionate care to her patients, enthusiastically helping them to achieve and maintain their health goals. She brings her warmth and skill to our patients receiving ketamine infusions and IV nutrition in the office, and to those seeking concierge in-home IV nutrition in the Galleria area and northern suburbs of Houston.  In her spare time, Wendellynn enjoys being a great mom to three beautiful children, traveling, exploring and learning about other cultures.

Wendellyn Young, FNP-C
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Jordan Foley, RN

IV Nutrition and Ketamine Nurse

Jordan is a registered nurse who graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Religious Studies. She began her career working with intermediate critical care patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. and then moved to Telluride, CO, where she worked in primary care at the Telluride Medical Center. She is board-certified with both the D.C. and Texas Boards of Nursing. Having seen healthcare from two very different angles, city and rural, in-hospital versus primary care, one thing has remained the same, Jordan is passionate about holistic care and connecting with patients and their families. These two different experiences are what led her to YWP. She felt called to work at a place that aimed to address the patient’s physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs, instead of just focusing on one of these in silo. When seeing her for IV nutrition or ketamine therapy, you will notice that she cultivates a safe, positive space for all. She meets each of her patients with empathy and compassion and is devoted to providing safe, quality care. New to the Houston area, Jordan moved here with her husband and dog. When not at work, she enjoys getting outside and spending time with friends.

Megan Vardeman, PA-C

Functional Medicine Provider

Clinic Director

Megan is a co-founder, Clinic Director, and functional medicine specialist serving patients in Galveston Island. She attended PA school in West Texas at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, graduated with her Master's degree in 2012, and began practicing medicine in 2013. She worked in Internal Medicine, Primary Care, and Pediatric Surgery before pursuing a fellowship with the Integrative Psychiatry Institute.  Megan co-founded YWP to provide more personalized, integrative, and depth-oriented care to those who seek it.  "The realities I encountered during those initial years of practice led to my passion to look further and to recognize that the deep answers lie outside of traditional medicine. I believe that our mind, body, and spirituality are intimately interconnected. Our beliefs, values, and experiences impact our daily habits, decisions, and actions. I genuinely look forward to working with my patients and helping them navigate a journey to better health."  ​Megan works with patients to provide wellness consultations, lifestyle and health coaching, functional testing and diagnosis, and IV nutritional therapy.​ ​Megan lives along the upper Texas coast with her husband, four children, and dogs. She enjoys homeschooling her kids, shelling, and fishing. She is deeply rooted in her Christian faith and loves her local church family.

Megan Vardeman, PA-C
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"This practice is going to help a lot of people. The amazing ladies who run it are experienced in a wide array of medicine...this includes promotion of gut health, lab testing to discover sensitivities, balancing diet, etc. What was once considered new age is now essential in our daily health."

-Brian

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