Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in multicultural community psychology from Rutgers University
B.A. in Psychology and Minor in Education at UCLA
Get to know Dr. Lydia Kim...
Dr. Lydia Kim is a bilingual and bicultural licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with mental health, comorbid medical diagnoses, and neurodevelopmental disorders. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her PsyM and PsyD from Rutgers University with an emphasis in clinical child and adolescent psychology, trauma-related disorders, developmental psychology, and multicultural psychology. Dr. Kim was selected to complete her APA-accredited predoctoral clinical internship at Western Youth Services focusing on evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral difficulties, and trauma. In addition to her doctoral training, she completed a two-year APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship specializing in trauma and neurodevelopment at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles(CHLA)/USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).
Having trained in New Jersey, Dr. Kim has worked frequently with families of diverse backgrounds and has a particular interest in providing culturally-sensitive evidence-based assessment and treatment. As a postdoctoral fellow at CHLA/UCEDD, Dr. Kim conducted assessments of children with symptoms of psychological disorders, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, complex trauma, and other neuropsychological deficits. She also provided evidence-based individual and family therapy to families who had children with complex medical and/or psychiatric conditions.
Dr. Kim’s areas of expertise include cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, trauma-focused therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, group therapy, behavioral consultation, and parent training.
Dr. Kim has presented locally and nationally on the treatment and assessment of diverse youths with psychiatric disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities. In addition, Dr. Kim also serves as a Clinical Instructor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she supervises doctoral students in psychological assessment.