Penny Min, M.Phil. & M.S.

Penny Min, M.Phil. & M.S.

Certified Counselor

This therapist has over 3 years of experience. 

Children, Adolescents, Adults
English, Korean, Bilingual

Penny was born in Bergen County, New Jersey, U.S., before moving to South Korea at age 7. She has moved back and forth between the two countries and is passionate about helping the youth develop healthy communication skills and adequate mental health coping skills.

Biography

Penny is a passionate mental health enthusiast with a variety of experiences, including working as a school counselor and a health journalist. She has been trained in mental health outpatient clinics, schools, and mental health research lab settings to build rapport with clients and provide necessary services. She worked in Philadelphia and New Jersey before moving back to South Korea. Penny holds a Master of Science and a Master of Philosophy in Professional Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. She is working towards her LPC licensure and passed the NCE in 2021.

Therapy Approach

My therapy approach has always been person-centered and emotionally focused therapy. Every therapy session begins with building rapport by genuinely understanding the client, to construct a healthy counselor-client relationship. I ensure that the client’s needs are met and that their voices are heard to truly understand how their life story has led them to where they stand today. It is easy to feel burnt out and alone, especially in today’s hectic society. It is my mission to lend a hand to those in need and guide my clients to live each day with a mission and joy. I want to genuinely bond with every client I meet to provide comfort and helpful tools to delve into each story.

Penny focuses on developing adolescents and youths into healthy adults by communicating and building relationships. Her areas of expertise include: Anxiety / Depression / Panic Attacks / Childhood Trauma / Couple’s Therapy / Family Therapy

Availability

Seoul
Pyeongtaek
Online

Speciality

  • Adjustment Stress
  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks
  • Career Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Skills & Peer Relationships
  • Trauma / PTSD

Location

  • Seoul (Sinsa)
  • Online

Fun Facts

I love listening to music and walking along the river at night. Taking a stroll at an amusement park is another huge hobby, along with finding cute cafes while walking in the sun!

Education

  • MPhil: University of Pennsylvania (2021, Professional Counseling)
  • MS: University of Pennsylvania (2020, Mental Health & Counseling Services)
  • BA: Rutgers University-New Brunswick (2019, Journalism & Media Studies)

Certifications

  • School Counselor, New Jersey, Department of Education (Issued Aug 2021, Credential ID 1202637)
  • Educational Specialist I (K-12th School Counseling), Pennsylvania Department of Education (Issued May 2021, Credential ID 6571493)

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