Jae Choi, M.A. & M.Div.

Jae Choi, M.A. & M.Div.

U.S. Licensed Counselor

This therapist has over 6 years of experience. 

Adolescents, Adults
English, Korean, Bilingual

Jae Choi is a U.S. Licensed Professional Counselor. He was born and raised in Korea and lived in New York for ten years.

Biography

Jae Choi is a bilingual U.S. Licensed Professional Counselor. He graduated from Daejeon Catholic University and earned his M.A. and M.Div. from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, as well as a M.A. from Fordham University in New York.

Jae Choi has received training and worked with various organizations, including the Substance Abuse Outpatient Program at Hazelden Betty Ford (New York), Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (New York), and You&Me Psychological and Counseling Services (Seoul). He also continues to work as a professional counselor and lecturer with Intellect (a Singapore-based EAP) and Easy&Wellness (a Korea-based EAP).

Jae Choi understands that counseling is a journey toward rediscovering oneself. He believes that people have the internal resources to be resilient in the face of hardships and difficulties. He takes pride in assisting his clients on their journey to amplify their resilience and find a healthier and more meaningful balance in their lives.

Therapy Approach

My primary treatment approach is Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). I help my clients accept their difficulties and rediscover commitment in their lives. Psychological difficulties arise from ruminating on negative thoughts, negative self-concepts, and overwhelming emotions. With ACT, clients can explore the dysfunctional patterns underlying these difficulties. They learn to defuse themselves from negative thoughts, identify themselves as contextualized self, and regulate their emotions.

I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to delve into core issues using the down arrow technique (Socratic questioning). My overarching framework is the attachment approach, which promotes a therapeutic relationship that builds trust between the counselor and clients, a key factor in successful treatment.

Availability

Seoul
Pyeongtaek
Online

Speciality

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Stress
  • Alcohol / Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Career Counseling
  • Grief
  • OCD
  • Parenting Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Skills & Peer Relationships
  • Suicidality

Location

  • Seoul (Sinsa)
  • Pyeongtaek
  • Online

Fun Facts

I was an amateur pianist/organist and a church choir member (conductor and bass) for a decade. Recently, I have been enjoying jogging and mindfulness stretching exercises.

Education

  • MA: Fordham University, New York (2017, Pastoral Mental Health Counseling)
  • MA & MDiv: Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, New York (2012, Theology)
  • BA: Daejeon Catholic University, South Korea (2008, Theology)

Certifications

  • U.S. Licensed Professional Counselor (OH, USA; #C.2204137)

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U.S. Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist
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