Skip to content
Kathryn Koo, PhD

Kathryn Koo, PhD


Licensed in CA #30260
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna
Speaks korean
My clinical style is integrative and holistic.

My Therapy Style

My clinical style is integrative and holistic. Clients have diverse issues, situations, and ways of processing information and experiences. Using more than one approach to all clients is more practical. To optimize treatment, I often blend different therapeutic approaches and lifestyle modifications. I use evidence-based methods, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, short-term Psychodynamic approach, Solution-focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Relapse prevention modules for addiction treatment, Social skills training, Relational therapy, and a faith-based approach.

Education & Training

PhD- Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I am interested in how psychology can continue to be used to better understand the human mind and improve quality of life. Besides this, I love interacting with clients and being able to work that can actually make a difference in their lives.

What are your interests outside of work?

I play piano, garden, and watch movies with my family. I am also interested in human rights, poverty relief, and protecting children from harm and abuse.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I regularly stretch and drink water first thing in the morning. I also close my eyes and rest for 15 min during the afternoon to recharge.

What book have you read more than once?

The Bible. I try to live by the inspiration it gives.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Children's International. This organization helps the families and children of the poverty-stricken countries around the world.

How do you recharge?

I play with my pets, walk outside, pray and exercise, and take a hot sauna.

Do you have any pets?

I have two pets, a Toy Poodle Coco, and a Lop rabbit named Bugsy. They run around together in the house.