Dr. Joseph Yau is board certified in both General/Adult Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He trained in Internal Medicine and in Emergency Medicine when he worked in Hong Kong. He completed his specialty training at the University of Utah Department of Psychiatry and has been in practice for 32 years.
He has board clinical experience, including issues in adults, children, substance abuse, specific disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety disorder, psychotic disorder and developmental disorders such as autism. This wide exposure was due to his previous work as the medical director of a large mental health organization which served 16,000 clients.
As he provides state of the art medication treatment for clients he deeply considers the riches of a client’s life and the impact of the past, the current and the anticipated future on the client’s beliefs, fulfillment and struggles. He incorporates these factors when providing interventions for his clients. Dr. Yau believes team work makes happenings happen. Dr. Yau, the client and the client’s therapist, and will work together to achieve the best possible progress.