Jung Youn Lee Kim, M.S.
This therapist has over 9 years of experience.
Jung Youn Lee Kim, M.S. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the U.S. and a Licensed counselor in South Korea. She was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and has also lived in the U.S., including Seattle, Palo Alto, San Jose, and Los Angeles. Jung Youn graduated from San Jose State University with a 2nd B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Clinical Psychology. She received clinical training in a variety of settings, including: Clinical Psychology Practicum counseling center (San Jose State University, CA) Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System (Santa Clara, CA) The Gary Center (La Habra, CA) Richmond Elementary School (La Habra, CA) Her experience includes working as a counselor at Seoul National University, Korea University, Sookmyung Women’s University, and a private counseling center. She also worked at Espiranet in San Jose with autistic children. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds and with diverse mental issues.
The approaches I mainly use in counseling/therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and/or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I believe that individuals are the experts of their own lives. However, when we are under multi-layered life stress, we become weak and feel a loss of control. It is at this moment when we need someone who walks with us through the difficult time. As a therapist, I do provide empathy with a warm, genuine, and non-judgmental attitude. In a safe therapeutic relationship, I support individuals in exploring the situation they are in to better understand their unwanted emotions. Also, I support individuals in defining their values, life goals, and actions to reach their goals while respecting the individual’s self-determination. In doing so, individuals can learn not only effective ways to deal with difficulties but also how to live a meaningful life.
- Adjustment Stress
- Anxiety / Panic Attacks
- Bipolar Disorders
- Couples Therapy
- Family Conflict
- Parenting Stress
- Trauma / PTSD
- Seoul (Sinsa)
I enjoy watching TV comedies and listening to classical & eurythmic music. I also enjoy walking on trails in verdant woods when I have time.
- MS: San Jose State University (2013, Clinical Psychology)
- BA: San Jose State University (2010, Psychology)
- BA: Sookmyung Women’s University (1982, Education)
- U.S. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA Board of Behavioral Science, USA, #121979)
- Korean Counseling Psychological Association, Counseling License (상담심리사 2급 #4356)
- Human Resources Development Service of Korea, Clinical Psychologist License (임상심리사2급 #17203240816H)