Dr. Karina Kim

(PhD, LCSW, LCADC)

About Me

My background in Christianity since youth has informed not only my actions in working with people but in providing therapy to those who want Christian counseling. I believe that the wisdom of the Bible and God's teachings of can heal, validate, provide hope, and change your life.

GENERAL PROFILE
Such a pleasure to meet you. I am happy you want to work on goals to change your life.

I value change, hope, optimism, compassion, positivity, gratitude, mindfulness, and learning from those who have overcome multiple barriers but have still followed their dreams. I also value being kind to people and animals. I appreciate that life is precious and we need to live in the moment and treasure it and the people and animals we love.

Psychotherapy Specializations include: depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, phobias, sexual abuse/sexual assault, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), traumatic brain injury, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, social communication issues, relationships, fertility issues, adoption, LGBTQ, work stress, career transition, childhood abuse and neglect, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, couples counseling, substance use disorders, and working with children and adolescents.

I believe that a therapist who has a diverse range of work experience can help clients on a deeper level. Thus, I have gained other experiences across various states (besides providing psychotherapy for 23 years for individuals across all socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, religious, and racial backgrounds), including administration and management, directing clinics, implementing and auditing compliance measures, authorizing inpatient detoxification for substance use disorders and acute inpatient mental health admission in managed care settings, public health administration, clinical supervision, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, teaching at the graduate school level, research, training, developing programs, writing and implementing policies, community outreach, and in-home therapy services.

Counseling Techniques: Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused CBT, Affect Regulation, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

I believe that weekly live sessions (chat, phone, video) are most effective for me to help people.

I look forward to getting you to where you want to go as quickly as possible.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #44SC05455900 (Expires: 2022-08-31)

LCSW #PR063025-1 (Expires: 2021-09-30)

LCSW #CW021166 (Expires: 2021-02-28)

LCSW #5999 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Dec 28, 2020 after counseling with Karina for 11 months

I'm going to miss therapy with Karina! She pushed me to do better everyday and to make sure I please God above all things. She is very sweet and understanding (especially if you are honest with her, she'll be very understanding!) If you are looking for a Christian counselor, she's definitely the go-to person. Not only was she not afraid to call you out on your bad habits, but she was always there to give helpful feedback to your problems. I totally recommend Karina!

Written by D.I. on Nov 16, 2020 after counseling with Karina for 4 months

Dr. Kim is so loving and caring, I am really happy that she was able to work with me, with her advice I was able to become more mindful, compassionate, refocus on the things that make me happy, and prioritize things for my own well being and my family. She made me think about when I will be old and in my rocking chair and think about things in a retrospective way, love that!