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Dr. Kim 

Transform, Empower, Thrive

Coping with anxiety, major life transitions, pain, loss, and relationship difficulties can be extremely overwhelming. At times, it may feel like these uncomfortable feelings dominate our lives. It is my hope that our time together will help you to release yourself from patterns that have left you feeling stuck, and instead, find the space and freedom to explore what’s most important to you.  


My goal is to provide a safe space for you to: 1) better understand yourself and your goals, 2) for you to determine what is working for you and what may not be, and 3) for you to feel emboldened to approach life in new and meaningful ways. My passion lies in developing a holistic, evidence-based, culturally sensitive, mind-body approach to wellness. My therapeutic style is warm, direct, and relational; therefore, you can expect me to bring authenticity, collaboration, acceptance, and humor to my sessions.  


My clinical approach is shaped by my training in several research-based therapies with careful attention to your unique needs, values, and goals. I frequently draw from mindfulness-based approaches (i.e. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), relational and emotion-focused modalities (i.e., Feminist Relational Cultural Theory, Interpersonal Psychotherapy) and somatic (body-based) modalities (i.e., Clinical Hypnosis, Biopsychosocial Modeling).


As a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and LGBTQIAP+ affirming therapist, I am committed to life-long personal and professional learning and to developing an individualized treatment plan that is most effective for you. I aim for therapy to be a safe space where you learn and explore how to:

  1. Be more accepting of yourself, your thoughts, and your emotions 

  2. Work through self-criticism, perfectionism, and shame 

  3. Identify values and move toward a meaningful life 

  4. Shift automatic reactions into mindful and intentional choices

  5. Cope with pain, loss, and traumatic memories 

  6. And more effectively ask for what you want while, simultaneously, saying no to what you don’t want 

My Approach
Education and Training

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Texas State University Counseling Center

    • Areas of focus included: working with students pursuing medical and mental-health professions, especially individuals coping with perfectionism, high stress environments, and anxiety

    • Specialized group therapy focus for anxiety management, self-compassion, empowerment building, LGBTQIA+ support 


  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MS) Baylor University

    • Specialized training with treatment of behavioral health concerns for cancer survivors, couples therapy, and supervision of clinicians-in-training

    • Year-long placements in an oncology treatment center, Veterans Administration (VA), community clinic, and university counseling center


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 

    • Research focused on marital and family communication, anxiety and mood disorder risk factors, and mindfulness

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