Dr. Yoko Caldwell earned her doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at Brigham Young University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. As a part of her doctoral training Dr. Caldwell completed an APA-accredited per-doctoral internship at Brigham Young University Counseling and Psychological Services. During this internship Yoko enjoyed providing individual and group therapy for students dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, perfectionism and shame, emotional dysregulation and LGBTQ+ issues. She continues to specialize in seeing children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety, mood disorders, depression, and identity issues.
During Dr. Caldwell’s graduate training she developed a passion and interest in mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy, and biofeedback training. Yoko has been Board Certified in Biofeedback since 2016.
Dr. Caldwell worked at the BYU Behavioral Medicine Research Center for five years. She also worked for four years at the BYU Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychology Laboratory. During the course of Dr. Caldwell’s training she has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and with a variety of clientele. She has worked in two different university counseling centers, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, an outpatient medical and community clinic, a residential treatment center, and two private practices.
Dr. Caldwell is a warm, compassionate, thoughtful and skilled clinician. She actively collaborates with clients to set and meet treatment goals. Her psychotherapy work is individualized to meet client needs and developmental level. Dr. Caldwell skillfully utilizes Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness, and Biofeedback training. She is committed to the individuals she works with and respects their trust. She provides ethical evidenced based treatment. Her goal is to help each client live a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Dr. Caldwell was born and raised in Hong Kong. Due to coming from an international background and also due to Yoko’s focus of study, she has had the opportunity and privilege of working with people of color and sexual minorities in individual, couples and groups. Dr. Caldwell actively engages with professional organizations and in continuous learning to facilitate her development and growth as a clinician.