Alexander (Brian) Yu, PhD

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Education

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (specialization in Sport Psychology), University of North Texas (APA-Accredited).

M.S. in Clinial Psychology, California State University, Fullerton

B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine

 How I Work With Students

I am to help students optimize performance in their various domains of life, such as in school, athletics, emotional wellness, and relationships.  I collaborate with students to identify and cultivate their core values, while working with them to pursue actions that are congruent with those ideals.  Furthermore, I encourage students to recognize their strengths and increase their attention on consistent growth and development in the present moment.  Throughout my work, I emphasize psychological flexibility, self-compassion, and resilliency.  Lastly, I strive to honor students' socicultural identities and hold myself to a high standard of providing multicultural services to all students.

Professional Interests

Optimizing academic and athletic performance, mindfulness, habit formation, eating disorders, cross-cultural and multicultural issues, will power, productivity, and motivation..

Personal Interests

I identify as a Chinese-American male and was rasied by parents who emigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines.  In my free time, my interests include playing and watching hockey, Crossfit, singing and playing the ukele, and comics..