Anny Yang, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I feel incredibly proud and fortunate to be a part of the Milestones family! I am a neuropsychologist with specific expertise in understanding brain development and uncovering a child’s learning, language and communication, behavior, attention, and executive functioning skills using evidence-based tools. One of the most rewarding aspects of my career is the opportunity to collaborate with parents and schools in understanding a child’s learning potential and identifying barriers to success so that individualized recommendations can be implemented. I work with parents and schools to provide a roadmap that supports a child’s ability to realize their potential and thrive.
As a first generation, bilingual (Mandarin) Taiwanese American, I have a deep appreciation for understanding diversity, culture, and bilingualism. I have dedicated much of my work to cultural neuropsychology and also specialize in providing bilingual evaluations for students whose first language is one other than English, particularly those who speak Mandarin. I find that learning about a child’s cultural and linguistic background in my work allows me to arrive at a deeper and more complete understanding of how a child thinks, learns, feels, copes, and navigates his world.
Prior to joining Milestones, I have had the unique opportunity as a neuropsychologist and child psychologist to also provide treatments for individuals of varying ages and across different settings. I have worked to help individuals reach goals that range from learning strategies to cope with anxiety, building organizational skills, improving writing skills, adjusting to post-concussion symptoms, and coping with cognitive difficulties following brain injury.
I now find my work with tweens and teens most rewarding as it is a formative period of development that is full of curiosity, discovery, and adventure but also can sometimes be daunting and stressful to navigate. In addition to evaluations, I provide evidenced-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), organizational skills training, and writing remediation to help tweens and teens build coping skills, learn new strategies and tools to support executive functioning, and improve writing skills with the goal to promote self-discovery and happiness, build self-confidence and greater independence, support academic success, and improve overall social-emotional wellness.
Bilingual neuropsychological evaluations
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Organizational Skills Training
Writing Remediation (Strategic Instruction Model from the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning)
Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center
Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Neuropsychology at the Child Mind Institute
Predoctoral Intern at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center
Pediatric Neuropsychology Extern at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Adult and Pediatric Neuropsychology Extern at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Psychology Extern at Hollywood Mental Health Center