Carolyn Kim, Psy.D., L.M.F.T.
Carolyn Kim, Psy.D., L.M.F.T.

Direct Phone (424) 532-0020

Dr. Carolyn Kim’s passion for psychology and health began over 10 years ago when she studied meditation and mindfulness in Northern California.  Her knowledge and experience of mental health treatment grew to include research-backed and empirically studied treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention therapy.  She gained this experience as a research assistant at UCLA for Dr. Bruce Chorpita’s study on the effectiveness of current mental health technologies for children and adolescents. She also obtained graduate and post-graduate clinical training at the renowned treatment center for eating disorders, Monte Nido Eating Disorders Treatment Centers, as well as the outpatient treatment facility for eating disorders in Santa Monica, A New Journey (now Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders).  She is also a lead therapist at the Westwood Institute for Anxiety Disorders and treats patients presenting with multiple co-occurring disorders, including severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias and eating disorders.

Dr. Kim’s experience also extends to bringing mental health care for at-risk populations suffering from a broad and diverse set of mental illnesses.   She worked with grade school children at Para Los Niños and with adults and families at the long-standing non-profit organization, The Southern California Counseling Center.

Altogether, Dr. Kim has direct experience working with adults and couples suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, substance abuse, ADHD, self-injurious behaviors, bipolar and related disorders and insomnia.  She also helps clients find balance and fulfillment in the wake of complex life transitions.

Dr. Kim received her Doctorate in Psychology from Ryokan College, Master in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a BA in Literature from UC San Diego.  

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