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Yi Yang, PhD

Yi Yang, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Health Service Psychologist in private practice, providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy in English and Mandarin Chinese. Dr. Yang studied Psychology and Law in China and received a Master’s in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, a PhD in Developmental Psychology at Cornell University, and a post-doctoral re-specialization in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.


Dr. Yang was trained at Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Cambridge Health Alliance. She integrates psychotherapy practice based on in-depth training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, DBT, and CBT.


Dr. Yang has been passionate about working for international students and families to promote their mental wellbeing. She cofounded the Chinese Visiting Scholar Association at Cornell University to facilitate visiting scholars’ cultural adjustment, to stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations, and to deepen scholarly dialogues between scholars and students. At UMass-Amherst, she developed a community outreach project in collaboration with the International Programs Office, providing screening, consultation, and referral services to international students, scholars, and families.


Dr. Yang delivers talks about psychotherapy in intersection with mindfulness and Original Buddhism. She has publications in psychology, literature, and law. She was awarded the American Psychological Association Division 39 Multicultural Concerns Committee Scholar, the American Psychoanalytic Association Fellow, and the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad.

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