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: 2020-08-31)

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

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


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Karina for 4 months

Dr. Kim is very sweet and very helpful (plus encouraging!!) I will miss our silly moments and how easy it was to speak to her when my time comes (when I don’t need therapy anymore!!). I would recommend her to anyone (especially if you like tres leches ;) )