Catherine Kim, M.A., Ed.M
This therapist has over 5 years of experience.
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.
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).
As a mental health counselor, my goal is to help my clients explore their inner strength and to assist them with understanding themselves. My style is collaborative, warm, and empathic. I aim to create a safe and open space where my clients can feel heard and understood. I am passionate about therapy work as I believe it is truly meaningful and rewarding to be part of my clients’ wellness journey. My therapy approach is eclectic; I utilize different tools based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Person-Centered Therapy. In addition, I value multicultural approach. As a person who grew up in two different cultures (Korea and the U.S.), I understand that cultural background, economic status, religion, gender, age, and many other cultural elements play a significant role in forming one’s identity. I strive to provide not only emotional support but tangible resources to my clients by providing individualized care plans that meet each client’s unique situations and goals.
- Adjustment Stress
- Anxiety / Panic Attacks
- Bipolar Disorders
- Career Counseling
- Couples Therapy
- Family Conflict
- Gender Identity / LGBTQ+
- Parenting Stress
- Self Esteem
- Social Skills & Peer Relationships
- Trauma / PTSD
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.
- MA: Columbia University (Counseling Psychology)
- BA: University of Wisconsin-Madison (International Studies)
- LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor; NY; #011423)
- NCC (National Certified Counselor; USA; #1285855)