Minju Kim earned a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) with Washington State.
She worked for a King County mental health agency as a Youth & Family Therapist and has many years of clinical experience. She worked with adolescents and families to improve communication/ functioning and build healthy relationships. She was a teacher and a project manager for a decade before turning to counseling.
She took many different training courses including Gottman couples therapy, Therapeutic crisis intervention, Poetry therapy, Child abuse prevention. She loves reading and learning so she really appreciates her job where she can do all she loves while working.
Minju Kim speaks both English and Korean, so please feel free to use any language you are comfortable with.
"Even after all coursework was done and I got licensed, I never stop learning, not only because continual learning is one of the most important requirements in the counseling profession but also because it keeps me alive."
Minju Kim focuses on helping Asian American adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues (couple, family, social associations), or low self-esteem issues. She takes a holistic approach based on Attachment Theory, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness. According to clients’ symptoms and treatment goals, she utilizes various psychotherapy techniques including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EFT (Emotional Focused Therapy), Loss & Grief, and Meditation Therapy.
She also focuses on helping Asian American women to live a better life by discovering their life purpose/goals, developing a career path, and being more positive and assertive.
더불어 김민주 소장은 내담자가 본인의 심리 상태의 원인과 증상을 이해하고 치유 방법을 함께 배우는 과정 (Psycho-education) 에 중점을 두고 있습니다. 이를 통해, 상담 기간 종료 이후에도 내담자가 계속해서 자신을 스스로 점검하고 이상 심리의 원인을 통제 및 조절할 수 있도록 내담자의 "배움과 성장"에 초점을 맞추고 있습니다.
사람은 모두 생각과 특성이 다르기에, 같은 문제에 대해서도 내담자의 성향과 상황에 따라 처방과 접근 방식이 달라야 합니다. 이에 김민주 소장은 내담자 개개인의 환경, 성격, 가치관 및 목표에 따라 다르게 설계된 (Customized) 심리 치료를 제공하고 있습니다.