Dr. Hyung Seok Seo, Ph.D.
Dr. Hyung Seok Seo is a staff psychologist at the Pyeongtaek office.
Dr. Seo was born and raised in South Korea during his early childhood before moving to the Philippines where he spent 15 years. Dr. Seo returned to Korea as an adult and following the completion of his military service at Camp Red Cloud, he worked in a variety of corporate settings. He then moved to the United States to pursue graduate training in the field of counseling psychology and has lived in the cities of Philadelphia (PA), Norman (OK), and Baltimore (MD).
Dr. Seo has received clinical training in university counseling centers, private practice clinics, as well as general outpatient clinics where he has worked with child, adult, and family clients to help manage symptoms/distress related to family of origin difficulties, career/academic goal navigation, risk/suicidality, identity development, interpersonal challenges, self-esteem as well as general stress management.
I take an integrative approach to treatment by utilizing humanistic and interpersonal theories in my conceptualization. I facilitate exploration of clients’ past and current relationships as well as their current cognitions of themselves and the world. I strive to view clients’ presenting problems from a lens that takes into careful consideration multi-cultural and systemic variables that may be impacting their overall functioning. Using the therapeutic relationship as the foundation of my work, I collaborate with clients in identifying goals and working toward meaningful change in a manner that utilizes their strengths and reflects their resilience. My therapeutic approach also incorporates CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) interventions to help clients effectively improve their coping strategies.
- Adjustment Stress
- Anxiety / Panic Attacks
- Bipolar Disorders
- Career Counseling
- Eating Disorders
- Family Conflict
- Gender Identity / LGBTQ+
- Learning Disabilities
- Parenting Stress
- Self Esteem
- Sex & Sexuality
- Social Skills & Peer Relationships
- Trauma / PTSD
I am a passionate basketball fan and when time permits, I enjoy watching NBA games. I also appreciate the beauty of nature and at the same time, find ways to spend time at home in a productive manner with my family. The one fun fact that I surprise many people with is that my family (briefly) raised a monkey as a pet during my childhood!
- Postdoctoral Fellow: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine/Kennedy Krieger Institute (2020-2021)
- PhD: University of Oklahoma (2020, Counseling Psychology)
- Predoctoral Internship: Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center (2019-2020)
- MS Ed: University of Pennsylvania (2014, Counseling and Mental Health Services)
- BA: Ateneo de Manila University (2006, Interdisciplinary Studies)