Ms. Kim LPC, is dedicated to facilitating peace through the balance of your heart within your embodied presence. Her aim is to meet you wherever you are in your experience of self and life. She will work with your needs and goals or support you in identifying them. You can gain clarity with your willingness to explore what’s there – safely.
She considers and works with the whole self; emotions, feelings, thoughts/mind, body and spirit, and have a diverse array of modalities and training in evidence based best practices. She is very experienced in body-informed (Somatic) work which is grounded in a neurobiological and trauma informed lens. She is a fundamentals of self-acupressure teacher with the Jin ShinDo Foundation and have assisted in classes with this.
In her free time, she loves to be in year-round nature, walk/hike/explore natural areas, swim, spend time with family/friends, play/walk with my dog, study and practice conversational Spanish, grow plants, and give daily time to her gratitude/forgiveness/self-compassion practice.
She works with people 16 yrs and older in these areas:
Grief, depression, anxiety, communication skills, overwhelm, trauma, PTSD, neurodiversity, ADHD, life transitions, chronic medical issues, pregnancy and post-partum support, caretaker support and navigating eldercare for loved ones with dementia/Alzheimer’s, parenting, couples, LGBTQIA+, healthcare professionals and teachers experiencing burnout.
She also loves to work with people (especially women) in exploring emotions with relationship to money and consider the ways you think, feel, and behave with money. This can be helpful if you experience feelings or thoughts of anxiety, guilt, shame with regard to money. Financial therapy exploration might be helpful if you experience financial perfectionism, procrastination, or avoidance of financial behaviors.
BA Political Sci/International Relations/ Biology minor/ Univ IL Urbana
MBA Finance concentration/Loyola Univ-Chicago
MA Clinical Mental Health Community Counseling/Argosy Univ
National Board Certified Counselors
Licensed Professional Counselor
Wellness & Massage Training Institute Woodridge, IL
Jin Shin Do Foundation for Bodymind Acupressure Hemet, CA
· Advanced Level (through year 3) of Somatic Experiencing – Somatic Experience Trauma Institute
· Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), Community Resilience Model (CRM) training--Trauma Resource Institute (TRI)
· Bodywork and Somatic Education (BASE) Practitioner
· Somatic Co-Regulating Touch Training (Steve Terrell, Psy.D)
· Dynamic Attachment Re-pattering Experience – Module 1 (Dr. Diane Poole-Heller, PhD)
· Trauma Informed Yoga for Psychotherapists
· Acupressure Therapist—Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure 18 years and Spring Forest Qi Gong Movement Level 1
Holographic Memory Resolution- Healing Dimensions student in training- a gentle approach that reframes the emotional content of memory through an integration of somatic, energy and color psychologies. This disarms triggers that foster physical, mental and emotional issues without distorting or reliving memories.