Dr Yang completed his training as a Clinical Psychologist in Australia and is a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society.
He has practised in both hospital and community-based mental health settings in Sydney, Queensland and Singapore since 2006.
Previously Head of the counselling Program at the Singapore Institute of Management University, Joel also held an appointment at Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore.
He primarily works with individuals and couples suffering from anxiety, depression, addictions, anger-management and adjustment issues. He divides his time among clinical work, teaching, training, and writing.
He adopts Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), all of which he has conducted regular trainings for at the Social Services Institute and the Ministry of Home Affairs since 2014.
Outside of work, he maintains a regular Mindfulness practice and enjoys running and swimming. He is actively involved with Thailand-based humanitarian relief charity, RADION International.