Yoo Jin Nam, M.A.
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
AMFT 109690
Supervisor: Steven Kinstler, M.A.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
LMFT 90555
(650) 570-7273 Ext: 122

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 EDUCATION:
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University
B.S. Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Pre-liminary Single Subject Credential, UCLA Extension

 CLIENT POPULATION:
Adults
Couples
Adolescents
Children
Families
Clergy

 AREAS OF FOCUS:
Addiction
ADHD/ADD
Anxiety
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cultural Issues
Depression
Life Transitions
Play Therapy

CERTIFICATIONS | MEMBERSHIPS:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Santa Clara Valley Chapter, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SCV-CAMFT)
Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)

 ABOUT YOO JIN:
Yoojin is an Associate Marriage Family Therapist who began working with children and their families as an educator. As a teacher, he provided students with the tools and knowledge to be academically successful, but wanted to do more for each child’s unique social-emotional development. He graduated with an MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and worked as a school-based mental health counselor for Cupertino Union School District and the City of Fremont. In this position, he provided students with a space to safely address their personal challenges and develop the skills needed to manage them.

Yoojin has also worked with college students as a spiritual counselor at Santa Clara University and with young adults as a minister at his church. During this time, he felt called to build community by facilitating the sharing of one’s experiences in a safe space. In addition to working with youth and young adults, Yoojin has worked as a forensic mental health clinician for incarcerated adults. He has provided risk assessment, intake, and supportive counseling to men and women with serious mental illness, substance use disorder, and anxiety/depression.

Considering the unique story of each client, Yoojin believes in the individual’s ability to communicate their life experiences and overcome their struggles through the sharing and development of their personal narrative. He also believes in the healing power of unconditional positive regard and seeks to provide that to each client he meets and accompanies in therapy.