Dr. Jungeun Kim is committed to enhancing clients’ self-awareness and empowering them to build resilience and wholeness. Her approach is warmly interactive, collaborative, supportive, and insight-driven. Dr. Kim strives to create a safe/comfortable yet transformative relational space, where she can be attuned to clients’ strengths as well as struggles. For this, Dr. Kim works from an integrative framework that incorporates developmental, cognitive behavioral methods, existential, and interpersonal techniques. She also believes that therapeutic relationship is crucial to successful treatment. Thus, she emphasizes process work/here-and-now moments and attention to the interplay and influence of cultural, contextual, and social factors on clients’ presenting concerns.
Dr. Kim has a deepened understanding of identity, “Isms”, and other internalized societal messages to ‘different others.’ When appropriate, she addresses these issues with her clients and supervisees to affirm their unique, experienced realities.
Education & Experience
Dr. Jungeun Kim received her Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from State University of New York at Albany. She completed an APA-accredited internship at California State University, Long Beach, and postdoctoral clinical fellowship at George Washington University Counseling Center. Dr. Kim has extensive experiences of working with undergraduate and graduate students at university counseling centers, such as University of Illinois Counseling Center and University of California Irvine Counseling Center. With broad experiences at a variety of clinical settings (e.g., addiction recovery center, community mental health clinic, university counseling centers, and federal residential facility) and her sensitivity to diverse clients, Dr. Kim brings a unique combination of theoretical and culturally practical knowledge to working with clients. She has conducted research on acculturation, perfectionism, social justice, and professional identity, and has continued to present at regional and national conferences. She has also designed and facilitated psychoeducational programs/groups (e.g., Anxiety Toolbox, Perfectionism Workshop) that help clients build behavioral and psychological strategies.
Dr. Kim accepts Medicare and provides services in both English and Korean.