I strongly advocate evidence-based treatment to develop a more positive attitude, and to build a life that is happier, more balanced, and more meaningful. Many of my clients have a hard time dealing with stress or transitions in life. Others may use some help with improving communication and relationship. They all have a common desire to take active steps to make meaningful and lasting changes.
My Approaches to Therapy
I have been trained in various evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Compassionate Approaches. I believe that therapy requires a teamwork and I love to work with my clients collaboratively and tailor treatment to meet their needs. I always try my best to provide a warm and safe environment for my clients so they have a private space to share their thoughts and feelings freely. I often invite my clients to explore their own strength with me together and practice effective coping skills. The most important aspects of my approach is: It works! I think that is the beauty of applying evidence-based therapy into practice.
My Qualifications as a Psychologist
Throughout my many years of training to become a clinical psychologist, I have been focused on learning and mastering evidence-based approaches to therapy. I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia and completed my internship in Sharp Healthcare in San Diego. I completed my post-doctoral fellowship in Kaiser Permanente, and am currently a visiting resident in Stanford Sleep Clinic.
I have worked with children, adolescents, families, adults, and older adults over the past 10 years and am currently licensed in the state of California.
Outside of work, I prioritize life-work balance and self-care. I often actively engage in social activities and sports acitivities.
Yishan Xu, Ph.D.
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