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Paul Kim, Psy.D.

Hosting Departments:
  • Asian American Studies
  • Cross Cultural Center

  • Days on Campus:
    • Monday and Tuesday at 1316 Student Community Center
      Wednesday and Friday at 3103 Hart Hall

    How to reach me:
      Feel free to call or email directly to set up an appointment:
    • (530) 752-4201 or
    • pakim@ucdavis.edu

    • Students can also schedule an appointment by calling the Cross Cultural Center at:
    • (530)-752-4287

    Location(s):
    • 1316 Student Community Center
    • 3103 Hart Hall

    About me
    Dr. Paul Kim is the Community Counselor for the Cross Cultural Center and the Asian American Studies Department. He graduated from Saint Mary's College of California with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a minor in Sociology. After graduating, Paul coordinated an academic retention program for Asian American and Pacific Islander students at Saint Mary's College of California for five years. He earned a masters degree in counseling and then taught for three years in the Graduate Counseling Program at Saint Mary's College of California. Paul attended The Wright Institute and earned a doctorate in clinical psychology. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Asian Pacific Community Counseling, which is a non-profit organization addressing the mental health needs of the API community in Sacramento.


    How I Work With Students: I take a collaborative and relational approach in which I strive to provide a safe space so that students feel free to focus on goals that are important to them. I value developing relationships in which diversity and a person's identities and the intersection of their identities are valued and validated. I believe that we all have strengths and find it helpful to find ways to utilize our strengths in times of difficulty. The overall goal of empowerment is at the core of my approach.

    Professional Interests: Social Justice, Diversity Issues, Intersections of Identity and Identity Development, LGBT Issues, Gender Issues, Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander Student Concerns, 1st Generation College Student Issues, Bereavement, Relationship and Family Issues, Cross-cultural Counseling, Relational Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Stress Reduction.

    More Information: I work with the Cross Cultural Center and the Asian American Studies Department. I provide educational, supportive counseling to students, consultation for students, faculty, and staff, and psychoeducational workshops. Workshop topics include: CAN program, Stress Management, Dealing with Distressed or Distressing Students, API Mental Health, Team Building and Conflict Resolution, and Transition to College.
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