Every individual carries their own inner wounds that need to be dealt with. I believe therapy can help us progress on our healing journey when we are empathetically understood and listened to. When we discover our hidden strengths as resources, we are empowered to better understand and relate to ourselves and those around us. When we start to see our originally rigid pattern of thoughts from multiple angles, we will have a greater capacity to understand the situations we find ourselves in more objectively. Change occurs when people increase self-esteem, discover their strengths and who they are, and understand the blocks keeping them from improving.
Emotionally secure attachments to our partners and family members enable us to go through difficult times while adapting to changes in internal and external environments. When couples and families find a secure haven within themselves, they can count on each other and learn how to adjust. Art Therapy and the art-making process can naturally help explore underlying emotions and thoughts that were not found before. It also enhances the regulation of unhealthy emotions such as shame, anger, anxiety, and agony without verbal process.
I am excited to bring various experiences to our therapy room as a Marriage and Family Therapy and provisional Art therapist. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Art Design from Ewha Woman’s University in South Korea, and a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Wheaton College in Illinois. I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Art Therapy at Adler University. I believe art is universal, and the art-making process can help us explore ourselves in less threatening ways than verbal therapy alone. I am honored to bring a systemic perspective and creative approach in order to have holistic healing for clients.
I offer therapy in Korean as well.
한국정서와 문화를 간직하고 미국생활에 적응하는 동안, 가장 가까운 사람들 과의 관계를 돌보지 못하고 갈등을 겪는 경우가 많습니다. 서로 다른 언어와 문화적 배경의 차이로 커플들은 의사소통의 어려움과 과거 마음의 상처를 지닌 채 서로에게 더 큰 상처를 주며 힘들어하는 경우가 많습니다. 또한 자녀들은 미국문화와 언어에 적응했기에 이민자 부모와의 문화 정서적 갈등이 커져가고 대화의 단절로 서로를 이해하지 못하는 경우도 흔합니다. 관계적 어려움을 겪는 이민자분들과 자녀세대를 위해 한국어 상담 또한 진행합니다.
Chicago Center for Relationship. Counseling
1136 S. Delano Court West Suites 2066 & 2092
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