Carol Chu, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Carol Chu, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Licensed in MA & MN.

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Chu is a Psychologist and Clinician Investigator at the Minneapolis VA and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota (UMN). She specializes in evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for mood and anxiety disorders, sleep problems, and suicidal and self-injurious behaviors.


Dr. Chu received her B.S. in Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. She completed a one-year predoctoral internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the Behavioral Health Partial Program where she provided intensive CBT and DBT to individuals with a range of mental health conditions. She subsequently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and one-year of postdoctoral training in DBT at Two Brattle Center under the supervision of Dr. Joan Wheelis, a distinguished psychiatrist and DBT Behavioral Tech trainer. Dr. Chu also served as an Assistant Psychologist for two years at McLean Hospital and The Pavilion where she provided CBT and DBT treatments, supervised trainees, and contributed to mental health research.

Research and Teaching

Dr. Chu is also a researcher at McLean Hospital, the Minneapolis VA and UMN with over 55 published peer-reviewed manuscripts and numerous presentations of her work at national conferences. Dr. Chu’s research focuses on improving suicide risk detection and prevention.


  • University of British Columbia, BS
  • Florida State University, MS
  • Florida State University, PhD
  • Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, Predoctoral Internship
  • Harvard University, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, suicidal and self-injurious behavior.