Dr. Yaple earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2003. He then moved to Richmond, Virginia where he completed his internship and residency in General Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, and then went on to complete his fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2008 through VCU at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children. Dr. Yaple spent one additional year in fellowship training in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Virginia’s Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public policy before joining the clinical teaching faculty at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children in 2009. During his tenure at VCU, Dr. Yaple has cared for patients across all settings including inpatient, outpatient and consultative evaluation and treatment. Dr. Yaple has also served as the Program Director for the VCU Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program, coordinating education and clinical training for residents and fellows for ten years. Dr. Yaple is board certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry and he is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).
Dr. Yaple joined LifeStance Health – Virginia in August 2021 where he practices out of the Glen Allen, Virginia office. His primary clinical focus is on the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults age 4 – 24 years-old, with an emphasis on patient and family-centered approaches and coordination across the system of care. Dr. Yaple’s specific areas of clinical interest include, but are not limited to, working with patients with anxiety, histories of trauma, abuse or neglect, depression and other mood concerns, attention and disruptive behavioral concerns, obsessions or compulsive behaviors, as well as autism and other developmental concerns.