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About Advanced Doctoral Student Interns:


Kimberly Nguyen, MA

Kimberly is a fourth-year doctoral student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is currently completing her Advanced Doctoral Supplemental Externship at Sue Bae Ph.D. & Associates. Kimberly has received a master’s degree (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Kimberly has worked with children, adolescents, and adults within hospitals, private practice, and community mental health settings. She has extensive experience with leading groups relating to mood, anxiety, and eating disorders in numerous partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Kimberly has a strong passion and desire to provide service to vulnerable, disadvantaged, and marginalized populations. Kimberly’s approach to working with clients is based on an integrative approach, emphasizing CBT, DBT, and systems theories. She believes that the process of healing and positive change involves examining human beings holistically, collaborating with the client, exploring personal and individualized issues/experiences, and applying strength-based approaches. As a proud BIPOC and first-generation grad student, she enjoys working with all individuals, regardless of age, race, education, cultural background, SES, or religious affiliation. Kimberly places a high value on providing a reflective, empathetic, and safe space for her clients. Her clinical and research interests are listed below. Kimberly overall strives to bring exposure to identity, immigrant, and race-related issues inside and outside of the therapy room.

Kimberly’s clinical and research interests:

• Mood and Anxiety-Related Disorders

• Eating Disorders

• Identity Development and LGBTQIA+ Issues

• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

• Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

• Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

• Sexual Violence Intervention and Prevention

• Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

• Interdisciplinary Study of Systems Theory

• Social-Emotional Development

• Intersectionality, Diversity, Inclusivity, & Multiculturalism 

Audrey SehYoung Kim, MA

Audrey is an Advanced Doctoral Extern at Sue Bae Ph.D. & Associates. Audrey has received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and in sports and health psychology from Adler University. She has worked primarily in hospital settings, including psychiatric hospital, medical hospital, and hospital-affiliated community mental health outpatient center. She has also worked in private practice and schools. Audrey has experience working with marginalized children and adolescents, as well as young adults going through life transitions and adults with various psychological concerns including health issues. She approaches therapy from an integrative perspective, focusing primarily on cognitive behavioral approach and third-wave therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based therapies. Audrey’s clinical interests involve helping clients with challenges related to anxiety, mood-related concerns, health issues, and acculturative stress. She believes that forming a satisfactory therapeutic relationship is crucial for therapy to be effective and brings a warm, collaborative approach into the therapy room. As an international student from South Korea, she also brings respect and attention to client’s diversity factors and is committed to offering culturally competent psychotherapy. Audrey serves clients from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds and provides LGBTQIA affirming therapy.

Audrey’s clinical and research interests:

• Anxiety-related disorders

• Depressive disorders


• ADHD and other developmental disorders

• Acculturative stress

• Mindfulness and body-based psychotherapy (e.g., yoga)

• Sports/Performance psychology

• GI psychology (e.g., IBS, Crohn’s disease)

• International students

• Diversity

• Culturally competent therapy

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