Psychological Associate

Rose So, Psy.D.

Background: I earned by MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. Throughout my training years, I have had extensive opportunities to work at University Counseling Centers, predominantly with college-aged students and young adults, as well as in the private practice setting. I completed my APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at University of San Diego. As a Korean-American, I’ve found my work with POC especially meaningful and continue to have a passion to work with those populations.

Therapeutic Approach: I pride myself in chipping away at existing biases against mental health and helping clients move towards a more compassionate, accepting view of their lived experiences. Each client I have the opportunity to work with is unique and, therefore, will have unique needs and concerns. I take this into consideration as I work together with my clients to identify the goals they want to achieve, alleviate their current symptoms, and work towards a meaningful, fulfilling, and thriving life. It’s important to me to empower my clients to make small steps towards lasting change. Additionally, I understand the overwhelming stigma that exists against seeking therapy, especially as an Asian American or POC. As a Korean-American female and therapist, I strive to be sensitive to race and culture-related factors in my work with clients.

I predominantly work from a psychodynamic perspective, while also integrating CBT, DBT, ACT, and CPT as needed.

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