Heewon Roh, M.A.
She was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She moved to America when she was 16 years old and studied for 12 years in different parts of America, including Pennsylvania and New York City.
My primary approach to therapy is based in integrative counseling, a combined approach which incorporates different therapeutic elements and tools to fit the specific set of needs different client populations have.
In this approach, I often apply evidence-based therapy interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). By using the ABC framework of CBT and exercises, I try to empower individuals to identify and evaluate their beliefs or convictions that trigger unhealthy emotions in them. My clients can thus understand how their psychological pain gets to manifest on the behavioral level and how the whole process becomes their patterns, as well as developing alternative patterns that are healthier and more realistic.
I also incorporate ACT into my practice, aiming to encourage my clients to embrace what they are experiencing internally. When paired with mindfulness-based therapy, ACT will equip my clients with tools and skills that enhance mindfulness and self-acceptance.
- Adjustment Stress
- Anxiety / Panic Attacks
- Career Counseling
- Family Conflict
- Self Esteem
- Social Skills & Peer Relationships
- Trauma / PTSD
- Seoul (Sinsa)
Some of the things I do in my spare time include engaging in social activities, exploring new places, going to the gym, mountain climbing, cooking healthy foods for myself, and just chatting with friends. I also appreciate different kinds of arts and cultures. I feel energized when I learn new things that would activate different parts of my brain! I am currently taking coding lessons.
- MA: New York University (2017, Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness)
- BA: SUNY at Binghamton (2013, Psychology)
- You&Me Psychological and Consultation Services (Seoul, Korea)
- The Realization Center (New York, New York)