Dr. Yeilding is a private practice psychologist specializing in the provision of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He utilizes the scientific effectiveness of CBT, as well as the wisdom and practice of mindfulness and compassion to help alleviate suffering.
What does a typical session with you look like?
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy refers to a collection of empirically supported treatments dedicated to achieving positive change in your life.
In our initial consultation, we will discuss the issues and goals that are bringing you in for therapy. In addition to gaining insight into the nature and course of these issues, we will move proactively to start conceptualizing and identifying action items to start moving you towards your treatment goals.
The interventions used in CBT are based on the understanding that our thoughts, feelings, physiological response, and behavior all interact with and influence one another. In common psychological challenges such as anxiety and depression, clients are often stuck in negative cycles of these components interacting with each other over time. We will work together to collaboratively understand how these cycles generated and have been unintentionally maintained.
What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
Dr. Yeilding’s passion for understanding the mind and the alleviation of suffering developed through his early interest in eastern wisdom teachings and the practice of mindfulness and other forms of meditation.
He went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts from UCLA, and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Yeilding continued to advance his knowledge in research-based approaches to psychological disorders, and became certified in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
He has participated in training at the Beck Institute for CBT, and has advanced training and experience in CBT for social anxiety and insomnia. He served as a board member for the National Social Anxiety Center, further developing his expertise and contributing to fostering evidence-based care for social anxiety.
Short Term (Solution-focused, etc.)
Ideal for those who are coming in with a specific problem they’d like to address and gain clarity on. Typically, short term therapies are present focused and do not dive deep into your past.
Structured therapies are goal and progress oriented. Therapists may incorporate psychoeducation and a specific “curriculum.” In order to stay on track, therapists may provide worksheets and homework.
Insight-oriented (Psychodynamic, Existential, etc.)
Exploring the past and making connections to present issues can help clients gain insight. Getting to the root of the issue and finding deeper self-awareness can help with long-term change.
Non-directive (Humanistic, Person-centered, etc.)
Going with the flow and seeing where it leads.
Behavioral (CBT, DBT, etc.)
Focuses on changing potentially unhealthy or self-destructive behaviors by addressing problematic thought patterns and specific providing coping skills.
Trauma Focused (EMDR, TF-CBT, etc.)
Recognizing the connection between trauma experiences and your emotional and behavioral responses, trauma focused therapy seeks to help you heal from traumas.