Dr. Yanuck’s Biography

Dr. Cheryl Yanuck studied psychology at Cornell University, where she graduated with honors in 1984. She then went on to medical school at State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY. She did her psychiatry residency training at St. Mary’s Hospital and the University of California San Francisco Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, in San Francisco. She is board certified in medicine (1989) and psychiatry (1994). She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Yanuck moved to Chapel Hill in 1992 to work at UNC Hospitals as the Medical Director of the Psychiatric Crisis Service. In this faculty position, she ran the emergency mental health service and trained psychiatric residents and medical students in emergency care. She taught a weekly lecture and supervised the residents and other staff on call.

In 1993, Dr. Yanuck started her private practice in Chapel Hill. She regularly expands her skills and knowledge through conferences on psychotherapy techniques, psychopharmacology, and natural treatment methods. Psychotherapy method trainings include:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), levels I and II completed in 2004

Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS), multiple trainings completed in 2004

Advanced Training in the treatment of Dissociative Disorders through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, 2 year course completed 2006

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), multiple day-long conferences starting in 2008

Somatic Experiencing training 2012-15, received Somatic Experiencing Practititioner certificate December 2015

Dr. Yanuck has written a number of articles on a variety of mental health topics. To browse them, click here. Dr. Yanuck has given lectures locally and internationally. She speaks fluent conversational French.

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