Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program, University of Iowa
I believe everyone deserves enough to feel happy in their lives. Even if you are unhappy or dissatisfied right now, this does not necessarily mean that you cannot.
My role as a therapist is to help the clients face their own struggles and support their process of going through that hardships. This helping or supporting role came from the person-centered approach, which believes that each person inherently knows very well about oneself and has a solution to current issues although one may not be aware of it. Thus, I would also like to encourage self-awareness so that each person could better understand themselves which is crucial in reaching their full potential.
I have a broad area of interest which includes: interpersonal issues, mood disorder, transition to a college student, career exploration, identity crisis, and COVID-related distress (ex. anxiety, isolation, loneliness).
I value diversity among people. I am continuously working on integrating multicultural orientation to my counseling practice. Therefore, I will try my best to respect and understand the client’s cultural identities which includes gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, and many others. I believe this effort would allow me to understand the client’s situation in a holistic manner so I can help the client find their way to breakthrough their challenges. About myself, I’m fluent in Korean as an Asian woman came originally from South Korea.
American Psychological Association (APA) – Division 17, The Society of Counseling Psychology