My specialties include low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma-related issues, relationship (insecurity, codependence, attachment issues), and FOO (Family of origin) issues. I help my clients explore true identity, embrace themselves, understand others/consequences, and ultimately live a better life. Especially, I have a lot of clinical experience working with those who were raised/treated by toxic (controlling, manipulative, narcissistic) parents/partners.I provide a non-judgmental, supportive space where the clients talk freely about their experiences, thoughts, and feelings. I also speak Korean (which is actually my first language).
I take a holistic approach based on Attachment Theory, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness. According to the clients’ symptoms and treatment goals, I utilize various psychotherapy techniques, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Mindfulness, Loss & Grief, Positive Psychology, and Meditation Therapy.
I focus on helping Asian Americans live a better life by discovering their life purpose/goals, developing a career path, and being more positive and assertive. During therapy, you will navigate negative feelings (self-criticism, guilt, shame), learn how to set healthy boundaries, and start to feel confident and positive about yourself.
I earned a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with Washington State (LH61111580). Before starting my private practice, I worked for a King County mental health agency as a Youth & Family Therapist and had many years of clinical experience. I worked with adolescents and families to improve communication/ functioning and build healthy relationships. I was a teacher and a project manager for a decade before my career shift to counseling. I love reading and learning new things!
"Even after all coursework was done and I got licensed, I never stopped learning, not only because continual learning is one of the most important things in the counseling profession but also because it keeps me alive."
Copyright © 2018 MINJU KIM COUNSELING PLLC - All Rights Reserved.
Powered by Website Builder