HYOSEOK (HUGH) KWON, M.A.

U.S. Licensed Professional Counselor

Hugh Kwon, M.A., is a U.S. Licensed Professional Counselor who has been seeing and helping clients since 2010. He was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and studied for about 7 years in Muncie, Indiana, USA for his graduate studies.

I enjoy hiking, riding my bike, EDM, talking with loved ones, and doing meditation, which I have been practicing since 2001.

Overview

  • U.S. Licensed Professional Counselor (OH, USA; LPC# C.1901658)
  • Ball State University, Ph.D. Program
  • Ball State University, M.A.
  • Chung-Ang University, M.A.
  • Chung-Ang University, B.A.

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He finished his doctoral degree coursework in Counseling Psychology and is currently working on his dissertation and on obtaining his Psychology licenses in both Korea and the US. He is currently supervised by Licensed Psychologist Dr. Chad Ebesutani, Ph.D. (AL, USA; #1808). Hugh also often visits Virginia, USA to see his relatives and Beijing, China to see his family-in-law.

He received clinical training in a variety of settings, including:

  • Madison County Community Health Center (Anderson, IN)
  • Ball State University Counseling Center (Muncie, IN)
  • Ball State University Counseling Practicum Clinic (Muncie, IN)
  • Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie, IN)

Education

  • PhD Expected: Ball State University (2020, Counseling Psychology)
  • MA 2nd: Ball State University (2012, Social Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
  • MA 1st: Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea (2009, Clinical Psychology)
  • BA: Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea (2005, Psychology)

My counseling approach primarily follows the third wave of Cognitive-Behavioral therapy that promotes acceptance and mindfulness, mainly based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. As a base, I also use multicultural and attachment frameworks to understand my client’s external factors and interpersonal history.

In addition, I utilize the basic components of humanistic therapy, such as empathy and unconditional positive regard. Further, depending on my client’s need, I may incorporate interpersonal approaches to facilitate client’s understanding of his or her interpersonal patterns, and experiential approaches that allow for processing negative emotions.

Particularly for couples and families, I use systems theory and interventions from Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Integrated Behavioral Couple Therapy.