Paul Park, PsyD
 

I am Korean American and cis-male as well as a partner and a father. As a psychotherapist, I believe that bearing witness to my clients is a privilege. And that therapy, above all else, is an opportunity to more deeply experience life and learn new ways of caring for, nurturing, and courageously living it.

I enjoy running, and played tennis competitively. I understand the impact of stress, pressure, and self-perception on one’s performance; and practical ways of combating them through self-talk, goal-setting, planning, and “staying in the moment.”

I work with highly driven professionals in demanding roles within law, media, finance, medicine, professional sports, and the non-profit sector. About half of my patients are men, about half are people of color, and many are also engaging therapy for the first time — a courageous and important step towards health and wellness. Continue reading in “my approach.”

Previously, I held director-level and supervisory positions within the World Trade Center Health Program, a large-scale, federally funded clinic. Through this experience as well as my postdoctoral fellowship in public administration, I’ve formed a hard earned appreciation for the complexities within medium to large systems of care and the importance of a thoughtful, detailed approach to developing programs and policies that are measured, empirically based, and supportive of all stakeholders (administrators, clinical and non-clinical staff, and consumers alike). Continue reading about my work history.

I enjoy reading. I’m currently chewing on Why We Sleep by Michael Walker, and A Liberated Mind by Steven Hayes. Read about my thoughts on these books and others like these in my blog (pending).

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LICENSES

NEW JERSEY (#5326)
NEW YORK (#020500)

EDUCATION

FELLOW, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
and PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Yale University School of Medicine

PSYD, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Graduate School of Applied
and Professional Psychology

Rutgers University

BA, PSYCHOLOGY
and COGNITIVE SCIENCE
University of California, Berkeley

AFFILIATIONS

AEDP INSTITUTE

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Division 38: Society for Health Psychology
Division 47: Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

ASIAN AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

ASSOCIATION OF CONTEXTUAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

NYC CBT

 

In addition to my practice, I work as a Behavioral Health Psychologist at Crossover Health, a technology-forward, interdisciplinary health clinic, where I treat symptoms of OCD, depression, panic, and relationship issues, as well as work, performance, and health-related anxieties. As an interim lead, I also refined workflows, QA metrics, policies, and other processes towards an intuitive and transparent user experience. Additionally, in this role, I conceptualized and sketched the first draft (logistics, QA metrics, intervention models, care pathways, patient journey) of a virtual, asynchronous psychotherapy product.

I was a Senior Psychologist at Bellevue Hospital Center, where a part of my practice was working with people who have experienced trauma, loss, and significant life transitions as well as people who have been diagnosed with cancer and other significant medical illnesses; and people who were looking for a better way to manage their feelings of anxiety and depression. I had a clinical faculty appointment at NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, which involved supervising predoctoral psychology interns and licensed clinical social workers.

I worked as the Director of Mental Health and a Supervising Psychologist at the Rutgers University-affiliated World Trade Center Clinical Center of Excellence. A part of my role involved treating traumatic stress, life transitions, and ongoing grief, loss, and anger. I also held a faculty appointment as a clinical instructor of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute and designed the policies and procedures and implemented a variety of psychotherapy programs within a primary care setting.

I completed a Clinical and Community Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine, where I provided social and psychological services to the formerly homeless, consulted on federally funded projects at the community and organizational levels, with stakeholders, administrators, managers, and direct care staff. This experience has deeply influenced my trauma-focused and person-centered approaches to engaging systems and working with patients and colleagues.

ADVANCED TRAINING METHODS

Accelerated Experiential
Dynamic Psychotherapy

Acceptance and
Commitment Therapy

Exposure and Response
Prevention

Eye Movement Desensitization
and R
eprocessing

Motivational Interviewing

GRADUATE TRAINING SITES

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

Bellevue Hospital Center

NYU/Bellevue Program for
Survivors of Torture

Arc of Monmouth

Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic
Rutgers University

Counseling and Psychological Services
Rutgers University

New Jersey Training School of Boys
(Juvenile Sexual Assault Clinic)