About Dr. Yeilding

About YCBT Services

YCBT Services is a practice dedicated to compassion focused CBT. The provision of individualized and effective therapy, as well as the dissemination of knowledge and resources for evidence-based services is at the core of Dr. Yeilding’s practice. 

Dr. Robert Yeilding

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Today Dr. Yeilding finds great meaning and pleasure utilizing the many sources of knowledge and inspiration he has received in helping adults and adolescents overcome their difficulties.


 He uses CBT as well as mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance-based strategies to help clients overcome their challenges while offering an invitation for them to relate to themselves in a new way.

Professional Credentials

education background

Dr. Yeilding received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UCLA, and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from CSPP at Alliant International University, Los Angeles.

He is certified in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive- Behavioral Therapies.

He has participated in training at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

He has received advanced training in CBT for Insomnia (CBTi) from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Yeilding participated in training in Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) at the Esalen Institute, designed to apply mindfulness skills to foster a healthy relationship to food and eating.

Professional Experience

Dr. Yeilding applies his training and experience in CBT, mindfulness, and compassion-based strategies to help clients learn, grow, and thrive at YCBT Services.

He also serves as a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, providing supervision and training in CBT and evidence-based approaches.

Additionally, Dr. Yeilding currently serves as a board member and co-chair for the National Social Anxiety Center, further developing his expertise and contributing to NSAC’s mission of fostering evidence-based care of social anxiety.

YCBT Services is proud to be the Bixby Knolls – Long Beach, CA
regional clinic for the National Social Anxiety Center, which was
established to make quality psychotherapy services available to those in need. Through research, collaboration and educating clinicians and the public, NSAC is committed to improving services and care for people seeking help for social anxiety. Visit NSAC here for more information about Social Anxiety.

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