Yue Huang is a licensed psychologist at University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services, who specializes in eating disorders and coordinates eating disorder services on campus in collaboration with the Student Health Center. Trained as a scientist-practitioner, she is also the coordinator of the center’s Program Evaluation and Research Committee. Dr. Huang received her PhD degree in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and completed her internship at Brigham Young University Counseling and Psychological Services. She became interested in eating disorders during medical school and received specialized training in the Eating Disorders Program at the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has worked with eating disorder clients and their families in different roles for more than ten years and completed her thesis and dissertation studies on cultural differences in eating disorders. In addition to her interest and expertise in eating disorders, Dr. Huang has received training in behavioral medicine and gained substantial experience in college mental health. She has enjoyed working with students from diverse backgrounds in university settings over the past decade.
Dr. Huang uses an evidence-based integrative approach to her work with clients from diverse backgrounds. She invites each client to be a collaborator in exploring and understanding their thoughts, feelings and behaviors, discovering and developing internal and external resources to make desirable changes, and experimenting and adopting a more flexible and efficient approach to life. Primarily trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, Dr. Huang integrates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and rational emotive behavior therapy through collaborative empiricism to help clients make meaningful changes in life. She also utilizes the biopsychosocial model, functional behavioral analysis, motivational interviewing, interpersonal and humanistic approaches, and multicultural counseling theories to understand her clients and their personal struggles, create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment, and provide holistic, culturally sensitive care.
Dr. Huang was born and raised in Beijing, China, where she studied life sciences in Peking University and received medical training from Peking Union Medical College. She became interested in clinical psychology and decided to change her career path during medical school. She likes reading and learning new things in her free time. She enjoys an integrated humanistic and scientific approach to life in which she is curious about unknowns, accepting of self and others, enthusiastic to grow, willing to experiment and fail, and excited to learn from different people and cultures.