Nurturing the Mental Health & Well-Being of Teens
HW is providing a presentation by Dr. Susan Ko entitled Nurturing the Mental Health & Well-Being of Teens for the AAPI community on Monday, October 9, from 7 – 8 pm. Please send invitation now to your entire memberships so all families can participate.
Dr. Susan Ko is a licensed clinical psychologist and Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Twill, a digital health company that aims to shorten the gap between need and care by creating digital-first tools. In addition to her clinical practice which she has maintained since becoming
licensed, Dr. Ko has held a variety of roles over the past 20+ years, ranging from providing mental health services to children, adults, and families (including as the Middle School psychologist at Harvard-Westlake from 2008-2016) to working with C-Suite leaders, boards, and investors to assess and optimize talent.
Born to immigrant Korean parents, the red thread across the seemingly disparate roles she has held over the course of her career is a belief in the significant influence of culture and diversity in understanding the etiology, presentation, and accurate identification of mental health concerns. The opportunity to address disparities in access and increase service utilization through creative use of technology is a noteworthy challenge and led her to join Twill.
Dr. Ko holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brown University and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, which she specifically chose due to the program’s focus on diversity and inclusion.
Having lived in eight states across the United States, as well as South Korea, Dr. Ko balances work with her passions of travel, art, food (especially pastry!), and serving a writing and
literacy focused non-profit organization – 826LA – as Board President.