Feelings are hard to talk about. I understand that. It can be scary and unfamiliar. It can feel too vulnerable to bring to the surface what you have been carrying within yourself for so long. Maybe you don’t know what you’re feeling – that’s okay, and it’s also incredibly valuable to explore difficulty accessing feelings in and of itself. Maybe you’re accustomed to talking about your feelings but you’re stuck in old patterns that don’t feel good. However you come to therapy, I will try to meet you where you are, with warmth, acceptance and curiosity.
My areas of focus are relationships, grief, anxiety, parenting, and perinatal (pregnancy/postpartum) mental health. My approach is relational and collaborative. I strive to have my practice reflect anti-oppression frameworks. Raised by hardworking Korean immigrant parents, I have lived experience around how culture clash, racism and classism can shape our various identities and impact how we live within ourselves and move through the world.
I am a therapist-in-training at The Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP), a 3-year, intensive, experience-based program accredited by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am a member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists. My client work is supervised off-site by experienced faculty psychotherapists.
Prior to starting my psychotherapy training, I worked as a midwife for 10 years and, prior to that, as an occupational therapist for 10 years (with special interest in mental health and pediatrics).
Together we can try to understand your feelings and experiences so that you can move towards greater self-understanding and self-compassion, and more fullness within yourself and in your relationships. I firmly believe in your capacity for growth and healing. To explore if we are a good therapeutic fit, please contact me for a free consultation.