I am a Korean-American social worker, writer, lecturer, and therapist. I was born in Korea, grew up in Seattle, and live in the Bay Area, where I earned my MSW (Masters in Social Work) from SFSU ( San Francisco State University). I am a Behavioral Health Clinician and LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), and have worked in hospitals through the majority of my 30-year career. I have been a lecturer and assistant field director in the SFSU Social Work program, and continue to guest-lecture and give webinars.
I am trained and certified in evidenced-based treatments: CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), am a CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional), and an OSW-C (Board Certifed Oncology Social Worker). I draw from therapeutic practices such as ACT (Acceptance Committment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) to provide a holistic focus on quality of life.
My goal is to help patients identify strengths and areas in life they would like to improve upon, based on their values. By recognizing how thoughts impact mood, I partner with my patients to find solutions for problems they are experiencing.
I help patients who suffer from anxiety and depression, stress, trauma, chronic medical conditions, and grief and loss. I have also provided therapy for those going through divorce or relationship stressors. The personalized, collaborative clinical support I offer is dedicated to empowering my clients and improving their lives.