Yolanda Yang, MA

Yolanda Yang is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at UNC Chapel Hill who is completing a clinical externship at Silber for the 2023-2024 academic year. Yolanda grew up in China and moved to the US to attend Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. After graduating from college with dual degrees in Psychology and Politics, Yolanda worked as a researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, studying how caregiver-child interactions may impact early-childhood development. She continued her research in parenting at Northwestern University, where she received her master’s degree in clinical psychology. Currently, at UNC, she is conducting research to improve the effectiveness of family interventions such as behavioral parent training. Clinically, Yolanda has received training in evidence-based treatment, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has worked at a community mental health clinic at UNC, working with a variety of clients and their parents, focusing on presenting problems including Anxiety, ADHD, Specific Phobias, and Behavioral Disorders. Yolanda also had experience working with parents in group therapy to improve child behavior and address issues with non-compliance. Yolanda is passionate about community outreach and improving the accessibility of services for families. Beyond clinical work, she has volunteered at Legal Aid Society of Columbus for years helping underserved families access treatment, and she has developed an online parenting program for parents experiencing heightened stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Silber, Yolanda aspires to foster a safe, inclusive space for her clients to explore their personally meaningful goals that could be in service of a fulfilling life.