Heather Soojin Falkner is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 97800). Soojin received her Master's in Counseling in 2013 from the University of Phoenix in San Diego and received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Arizona in Economics. Her professional experience includes working with individuals in a community-based, short-term residential program and in an outpatient program at Community Research Foundation's Douglas Young Center. The outpatient setting included working with individuals with severe and persistent mental health disorders as well as their family and other support systems. Soojin has experience with establishing and implementing a modified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program at the Douglas Young Center; and as well as providing therapy-based services to individuals who identify as Asian and/or Asian-American.
Soojin has training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) as well as various other therapy approaches including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed therapy (seeking safety), couples therapy, and family therapy. She has been a member of Personal Evolution Psychotherapy’s DBT and gender consultation team since 2016.
Soojin believes in creating a safe, authentic space to develop a working therapeutic relationship in order to collaboratively help individuals experience change and acceptance as steps towards living a more authentic self.