Soyoul values respecting each individual, couple, and family’s uniqueness. Soyoul collaboratively works with clients to enhance their well-being as they navigate depression, anxiety, self-regulation, relationship concerns, and family issues. Soyoul’s therapy goals are to provide a safe place, a non-judgmental environment, and a warm atmosphere to support her clients so that the clients are able to begin sharing their own authentic narratives to learn about themselves, identify challenges, develop their own strengths, and explore positivity.
Soyoul has a special interest in working with clients from diverse backgrounds, including Asian American, international students, and immigrant individuals and families. Soyoul holds DC 0-5: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood and has extensive experience working with families around providing parenting guidance for children of all ages with neurodevelopmental disorders and their siblings as well as their family relationships. Soyoul is certified as a PREPARE/ENRICH Couples Assessment facilitator and works with couples around premarital counseling along with couples therapy.
Soyoul is a doctoral student in couple and family therapy at the University of Minnesota, which means research heavily influences her clinical practice. Her research focuses on cultural contexts in immigrant experiences, generational family differences, and family relationships in immigrant families.
She is working under the licensed supervision of Katherine Starr, MA, LMFT (license number: 3172), while she pursues clinical licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.