I recognize that the path toward satisfying life often passes through the pain of inner frustration, despair, anger, fear, and loneliness of life struggles. There, the next step forward would be to understand and connect with our inner selves in order to make healthy life choices. I believe in psychotherapy as a process of gaining deeper self-awareness, and thus greater agency in living the life you desire.
I offer an experience of constructive and creative introspection. I can help identify patterns of thought and behavior underlying current issues, address barriers to gratifying relationships, and express difficult emotions. In my eclectic approach, I work collaboratively with clients to understand their unique needs and tailor clinical interventions for each client. My goal is to provide a supportive and authentic space for meaningful exploration and expression of self.
I hold a BA from Williams College and earned my Master of Social Work at Columbia University. I am also trained in EMDR and speak fluent Korean. Currently, I work with individuals and groups on a wide range of issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic avoidance, and interpersonal difficulties. I am mindful of the impact of gender, race, class, and culture in the therapeutic work.