Meet The Specialists

Soyoung Suh, Ph.D.

Dr. Soyoung Suh, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Chicago. After gaining diverse experience as a researcher, faculty, consultant, and a full-time mother raising two children in different countries, she decided to re-specialize in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Linden Oaks Hospital in Naperville, serving as a clinical therapist in the Adolescent Anxiety Program and Adult General Mental Health Program. She also has experience in working at a community mental health center, a Veteran’s hospital, and psychiatric hospitals.

She specializes in anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, school refusal, self-injurious behaviors, self-esteem issues, interpersonal problems, and personality disorders in adolescents as well as adults. She also conducts psychological assessment for diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations. As an Asian American, she is keenly interested in promoting mental health awareness in minority populations. While she strives to integrate various evidence-based treatments, her main approaches are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Dr. Suh believes therapy is a process of growth in which a client and a therapist collaborate with each other. She strives to provide a safe and caring environment where clients can explore their potential to grow. Outside her therapy work, she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family including her dog, Mango.