Dr. Joel O’Beso, PsyD, MBA

Director of Behavioral Medicine, Coach, Coach Trainer

Dr. O’Beso has seen the impact of chronic pain in his own life: his parents have lived with complicated pain since they were teenagers. In part, this has driven his dedication to helping individuals with chronic pain identify and leverage their unique personal strengths to succeed in their careers and lives.

Professionally, after a decade of working as a clinical counselor, Dr. O’Beso specialized in Behavioral Medicine and served as the Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program Director at the Auburn Pain Rehabilitation Medical Clinic and the Health Education for Living with Pain Program for almost 14 years. At the present time, he is a provider at RestoreU's Functional Occupational Pain Rehabilitation Program. He is also a Career Success Coach and on the TCCU faculty at Take Courage Coaching™.

In addition to his undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, Dr. O’Beso has 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 7½ 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.