Kwon Psychotherapy

Are you suffering emotionally? Are you having trouble functioning at work or in your relationships?

My goal is to understand what you are struggling with and together, over time, we will figure out what you need. It can be hard to look at oneself due to feelings of fear, shame, and guilt. I will be very interested in understanding what you are contending with, and will strive to help you. I have many tools that can be helpful for understanding yourself and conducting your therapy.

I invite you to look through my website and contact me if you have any questions or if you are interested in working with me.

Contact Dr. Yookyung Kwon at (650) 804-3035 or at

About Me

I am licensed in California as a Clinical Psychologist. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I can work either in English or in Korean, and am accepting all genders, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Clinical Experience

  • Mental Health Counselor & Staff Psychologist: Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS), Inc.
  • Clinical Internship: Psychiatry, Stanford School of Medicine & Kurt and Barbara Gronowski Clinic of Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
  • Behavioral Health Intern: Santa Clara County Mental Health Center, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, San Jose, CA

Psychology Research

  • University of California, Irvine, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior (stress reactivity, post- partum depression, motivation)
  • Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Geriatric Education Center (family caregiving stress)
  • Stanford University, Lab of Life-Span Development (positivity effect, emotional memory)


  • Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
  • Doctoral Respecialization in Clinical Psychology: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology: Cornell University
  • Master in Human Development & Family Studies: Yonsei University
  • B.A. in English Language & Literature: Yonsei University

My Approach

Central to my work is developing a strong connection with each of my patients. I make use of multiple psychological points of view, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and developmental perspectives. I endeavor to tailor our work to our evolving understanding of what you need.


Entering Therapy

Initially we would meet to clarify your current issues prior to discussing a potential treatment plan. In other words, assessment precedes treatment. Of course, if you are in crisis when you come to see me, that would be the highest priority.

Scheduling Therapy

We will meet often enough for the treatment to be effective, and it t is often most helpful to regularly schedule appointments.

Fees and Insurance

I am happy to discuss my fees and fee policy on the phone or at our initial meetings. I will bill you directly. I am not contracted with any insurance company as an in-network provider. If your insurance policy covers out-of- network services, my statement will provide enough information for you to submit a claim to your insurance company so that they can reimburse your therapy. In any case, I will need to receive payment from you directly. In my San Francisco office, I will accept patients through the SF Private Practice Network.


Please call me at (650) 804-3035.

It’s likely that you will need to leave me a voice mail, but I will try my best to call you as soon as possible. If you do choose to email me,, please provide a telephone number at which I can call you back. Before confirming an appointment, I would like to speak with you by phone to be sure that I am the right fit for your needs.

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