Dr. Sophia is a licensed psychologist both in the United States and Korea. She has more than a decade of clinical experience with children, adolescents, and adults from vastly diverse backgrounds across hospital, university, residential treatment, community mental health center, and school settings. Dr. Nam specializes in providing culturally-competent integrative psychotherapy, as well as neuropsychological assessment, consultation, crisis intervention, case management, and advocacy.
Working through psychodynamically informed CBT/DBT modalities, Dr. Nam infuses systemic perspectives from multicultural psychology to provide a warm, structured, and safe therapeutic environment. She places tremendous importance in contextualized work that empowers her clients to adapt and masterfully navigate their complex lives. With her own roots in three different continents, Dr. Nam enjoys working with issues related to the global diaspora. Her clinical and research interests pertain to international mobility, work and career, holistic well-being, trauma and chronic mental illness, topics on which she has presented internationally.
Previously, Dr. Nam held academic positions at two Korean universities as an Assistant Professor of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, while maintaining a practice in therapy and supervision. She received clinical training through various teaching hospitals of the Harvard and Boston University Medical Schools, including the Cambridge Health Alliance, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and Boston Medical Center. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College, an Ed.M. in Prevention Science and Practice from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.