Jason D. Reynolds

Jason D. Reynolds (Taewon Choi)

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Jason D. Reynolds (Taewon Choi), PhD is an associate professor in the counseling psychology department. His research focuses on the areas of transracial adoption, identity development, names, mentorship, racial and ethnic socialization, qualitative research and psychobiography, social justice training, and the treatment of complex trauma. He enjoys mentoring and learning from his graduate students.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of San Francisco, Professor Reynolds worked as an assistant professor of counseling psychology at Seton Hall University. He completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. Professor Reynolds has worked in university counseling centers, schools, and an inpatient psychiatric hospital in New York City. His clinical work has focused on serving underserved and underrepresented individuals with histories of complex trauma through a relational psychodynamic orientation.


  • Co-Chair, APA Division 17 Adoption Research and Practice Special Interest Group


  • Fordham University, PhD in Counseling Psychology
  • Boston University, CAGS in Counseling
  • Wheelock College, MS in Child and Family Studies
  • SUNY Geneseo, BA in Psychology

Selected Publications