Therapeutic Approach: Personally having grown up in a culture where expressing one’s own emotions is not encouraged, I understand how difficult it could be to open up oneself to another individual. It is my hope to create a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship where corrective emotional experiences can happen. Your feelings and experiences will be explored, expressed, understood, reframed, and accepted in this deep and unique therapeutic relationship. My intervention approach is highly influenced by psychodynamic therapy, but I integrate other therapeutic modalities, such as Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), etc., depending on each client’s needs. We work closely together to better understand you, to increase awareness and insight, to help you better cope with your current struggles, to bring happiness back to your life, and to discover resilience and strengths that are already within you. I can conduct therapy both in English and Korean.
Background: I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. Throughout my graduate training, I experienced working with diverse populations in different settings, such as a school district, community mental health, and university counseling center, providing both psychotherapy and psychological assessment. Prior to joining Crossroads, I completed my predoctoral Internship at the APA-accredited RAMS, Inc. in San Francisco, where I was trained in psychodynamic therapy and cultural sensitivity, particularly in working with immigrants and Asian Americans.