Joel O'Beso

PsyD, MBA—Dr. O’Beso is a Behavioral Medicine Specialist, and defines himself as a Pain and Wellness Coach at heart. Witnessing the impact of chronic pain on family members kindled his professional emphasis on pain management. After a decade of working mostly as a clinical counselor, he became the Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program Director at the Auburn Pain Rehabilitation Medical Clinic and the Health Education for Living with Pain Program, which he did for almost 14 years. At TCC, he has served in the capacity of Coach Trainer, Coach Training Curriculum Advisor and Career Coach since 2009. In addition to his undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, Joel has also completed the following specialized pain management and coach training: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Instructor at Stanford School of Medicine and the weekly Pain Didactic Lectures at the Stanford Clinical Pain Medicine Fellowship for 71⁄2 years; Health and Wellness Core Coach Training at Wellcoaches® School of Coaching; Health and Wellness Coach and Professional Life Coach at Light University; Elite Life Coach at The Coach Mindset; and Professional Coach Certification at World Coach Institute. Joel’s dedication to pain management focuses on helping individuals leverage their personal strengths to self-manage chronic pain, succeed in careers, and live meaningfully every day in spite of their pain.