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Minsu Kim, PhD

Dr. Minsu Kim is a clinical psychologist licensed in the United States and a 1st class mental health clinical psychologist certified by Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea. He is a co-founder and co-CEO of Integrated Counseling Services and has years of experience providing psychotherapy and psychological evaluation services pertaining to trauma-related disorders (e.g., PTSD), mood disorders (e.g., Depression, Anxiety, OCD), family conflicts, and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD).

Where I grew up...

Upon completing my compulsory military service in the Korean Air Force, I decided to take my next step in pursuing my dream as a clinical psychologist in the US. The places I have called home since then are the San Francisco Bay Area and Baltimore, MD.

My clinical experience

Upon completing my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, I went on to achieve my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, an accredited institution by the American Psychological Association (APA). In the course of my doctoral program, I gained valuable experiences in various settings, including working with military-connected families, multicultural individuals, and under-served populations. Also, I have provided psychological services for highly educated persons at John Hopkins University School of Medicine/Kennedy Krieger Institute.

As a clinical psychologist, I am equipped to provide a safe base and effectively help you in meeting your desired goals. My practice in therapy is founded on evidence-based treatment approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Strength-based Positive Psychology. I value treatment that is integrative and collaborative in order to meet your specific needs and pace. My areas of expertise are Trauma-related disorders and mood disorders as well as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and its related challenges. Using evidence-based approaches, my goal is to guide you and help you develop, learn, practice, and use skills that best fits you. I look forward to talking with you.

When I'm out of the office...

I enjoy traveling locally, watching Youtube videos, taking walks, meeting up with friends, and cooking.

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Emotions are signs of our commitment to others; emotions are encoded into our bodies and brains; emotions are our moral gut, the source of our most important moral intuitions.

– Dacher Keltner