Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Chances are, other people in your life have already given you a lot of advice. "Do this, don't do that." It's not always that simple. As humans, we all struggle at some point. I love helping people develop a deep sense of confidence in who they are as they learn to handle what's holding them back.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

When we meet, we will focus on your desires, worries, hopes, and fears. I will offer guidance, patience, and compassion as we focus on what makes sense for you. I am experienced in working with people going through grief and loss, relationship struggles, depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma. Using evidence-based therapy tailored for you, you can learn to manage emotions, improve your loving relationships, make decisions that fit your values, and understand the roots of your actions. As a therapist experienced in brief and long-term therapy, I will help guide our work around what you need. Part of our time may be spent on acknowledging how the past influences you today, but I also believe the purpose of therapy is to move you forward. I balance compassion, comfort, and patience with a shared understanding that progress is important.

My Background

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a master's degree in social work from Portland State University and a bachelor's in journalism from Northwestern University. My experience includes work in community mental health clinics, local hospitals, crisis lines, and with university students. I have post-graduate training in EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and trauma-informed care. I also have completed the required hours to become a certified alcohol and drug counselor. In working with you, my goal will be to listen not just to your story but to the themes and patterns of your life. I do not believe that you are broken, or that I have "the fix." I work from a strengths-based perspective, which means I believe that we all have inherent value and capabilities. I embrace our partnership as an opportunity for us to understand what's keeping you stuck, and how to move toward changing it.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • MODA
  • PacificSource


  • 503-313-4220
  • Website
  • 1020 SW Taylor, Suite 448
    Portland, OR 97205
  • Second Office Address:
  • 516 SE Morrison
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 10 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Rate: $100-175/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

Contact Su Yim, MSW, LCSW

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