Catherine Kim, M.A., Ed.M

Catherine Kim, M.A., Ed.M

U.S. Licensed Mental Health Counselor; National Certified Counselor

This therapist has over 5 years of experience. 

Adolescents, Adults
English, Bilingual

Catherine Kim, M.A, Ed.M, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor in the United States. She was born in Korea and moved to the U.S. when she was young. She lived in different parts of the U.S. including New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. 

Biography

Catherine earned her M.A. and Ed.M. degrees in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University and her B.A. degree in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received clinical training from different places such as Dean Hope Center (Columbia University, NY, USA) and Fordham University (NY, USA). As a professional mental health counselor, she has been working with a broad range of populations with different cultural backgrounds. She worked at a private practice called What Brings You In Today (NY, USA) and at a non-profit clinic, Community Counseling and Mediation (NY, USA).

Therapy Approach

Are you looking for a safe space to process past traumas or difficult memories? Are you struggling to adjust to a new culture after moving to Korea? As a therapist, my objective is to provide a supportive environment where clients can feel heard, understood, and gain a better understanding of themselves. My therapeutic style is collaborative, warm, and empathic. I find it deeply fulfilling to be a part of my clients’ journey towards wellness.

I have received professional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Person-Centered Therapy. Additionally, I place great value on a multicultural approach. Having grown up in two distinct cultures, I recognize that factors such as cultural background, economic status, religion, gender, age, and other cultural elements significantly influence one’s identity. I strive to offer not only emotional support but also practical resources to my clients by creating individualized care plans that address their unique situations and goals.

Availability

Seoul
Pyeongtaek
Online

Speciality

  • Adjustment Stress
  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Career Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity / LGBTQ+
  • Grief
  • OCD
  • Parenting Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Skills & Peer Relationships
  • Trauma / PTSD

Location

  • Online

Fun Facts

Catherine enjoys exploring different restaurants and trying new kinds of food in the city. She is an elite member of Yelp and so she writes reviews on different restaurants she visits. Catherine also loves spending time with her dog, Leo. She often goes to the park with him and refreshes her mind by taking a walk.

Education

  • MA: Columbia University (Counseling Psychology)
  • BA: University of Wisconsin-Madison (International Studies)

Certifications

  • LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor; NY; #011423)
  • NCC (National Certified Counselor; USA; #1285855)

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