When I grew up...
My hometown is right here in Pyeongtaek, and I have lots of resources to offer in order to help you explore this area! Upon completing my compulsory military service in the Korean Air Force, I studied civil engineering and decided to take my next step in pursuing my dream as a clinical psychologist. The places I have called home since then are Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Jose, CA as well as Baltimore, MD until I came back to Pyeongtaek.
My clinical experience
Upon completing my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, I have worked with underserved populations and went on to achieve my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, an accredited institution by the American Psychological Association (APA). In the course of my doctoral program, I gained valuable experiences in various settings: elementary schools, community centers, National Center for PTSD, and VA Health Care System – working with military-connected families, multicultural individuals, and underserved populations (e.g., unhoused persons, low SES, LGBTQ+, etc.). Also, I have provided psychological services for highly educated people (e.g., professors, medical doctors, lawyers, etc.) at John Hopkins University School of Medicine/Kennedy Krieger Institute, a top leading institute for a variety of psychiatric disorders in the nation. I have worked at Seoul Counseling Center near Camp Humphreys and founded a counseling center near Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.
As a clinical psychologist, I am equipped to provide a safe base and effectively help you in meeting your desired goals. My practice in therapy is founded on evidence-based treatment approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Strength-based Positive Psychology. I value treatment that is integrative and collaborative to meet your specific needs and pace. My areas of expertise are Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and its related challenges, as well as Trauma-related disorders and mood disorders. Using evidence-based approaches, my goal is to guide you and help you develop, learn, practice, and use skills that best fits you. I look forward to talking with you.
When I'm out of the office...
I enjoy traveling locally, watching TV, working out at the gym, taking walks, meeting up with friends, and cooking.