Promoting Empowerment, Trauma Recovery, and Cultural Inclusion
Hello, my name is Kyungah Kim, and I often go by Kim.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Colorado
and the therapist at Lionheart Therapy, LLC located in the Denver area.
I am bilingual in Korean and English.
1355 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite C-120
Denver, CO 80222
I am originally from South Korea, where I was born, grew up, and finished a graduate program
in counseling psychology at Yonsei University. My work in Korea included counseling adolescents
and young adults with behavioral, emotional, and career issues.
After I obtained my second masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, I expanded my education to complete a Post-graduate certificate in counseling children and adolescents at Regis University. I am a Becoming a love and logic parent facilitator, and am also trained in EMDR (Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing) and DBT (Dialectical behavior therapy).
I enjoy working with those who are affected by domestic violence and relationship trauma, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, adult children of immigrants who struggle with childhood trauma related to immigration, people who struggle with complicated grief and loss, and women with infertility and pregnancy loss.
I believe that most of our problematic behaviors are learned and conditioned in an attempt to handle the challenges our surroundings throw at us. Whether it is an abusive environment or overwhelming pressure to be perfect, we have to make the best choice we can with the resources we have at the time. That choice of behaviors may not serve you any more. And yet, they have become our old, familiar friends that we feel as if we have no other choice but keeping.
My job as your counselor is to get to know you as a person, learn what you intended to achieve through your choice of behaviors, and help you make the choices that will bring you what you want. This is a process of empowerment, as you will gain a sense of control and have tools at your hands that you can rely on at times of struggle.
As an immigrant myself, I highly value diversity, and have an understanding of what it feels like to be different, powerless, and not belong. The struggles to fit in, the pressure to choose between the values of your family and the mainstream culture, and the constant efforts to "belong." The stress from these issues can take a toll on your relationships, and also make it difficult to be who you are.
By providing trusting environment and undivided presence, as well as utilizing various skills, I will meet you where you are and help you make meaningful changes. If this sounds like what you would like to experience let me hear from you.