Dr. Kim is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a National Certified Counselor. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University (CACREP-accredited, Virginia Beach, VA).
Her clinical skills and expertise are in treatment of clients in community mental health settings, particularly with marginalized populations. She also has a long-standing passion for behavioral health prevention and intervention working with the Korean immigrant population in churches. Her scholarly research is in the areas of defining barriers and factors that impact underutilization of mental health services by Koreans and Korean Americans as well as examining the roles of churches and church leaders in increasing mental health awareness and care.
She serves as a speaker for a non-profit organization aiming to educate Asian Americans’ on the importance of mental health and access to mental health services. She presented at conferences hosted by Harvard Graduate School of Education and churches across the U.S. to educate Asian American communities of mental and behavioral health prevention and intervention.
Dr. Kim is married to John and enjoys being a mother to her son Benjamin.