I am a Korean American associate marriage and family therapist and a Brainspotting practitioner, and I am excited to work with you!
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Supervised by Hatty Lee, LMFT
You want to experience less stress and more connection in your relationship, but nothing you’ve tried seems to work. Instead, you find yourself cycling back to the same fights. Something must change. So, let’s work toward that change! In this safe space, we will explore underlying relational patterns. You’ll be equipped with the tools to slow down, regulate, and respond in connecting ways. Let’s work toward experiencing much-needed relief and peace in this relationship.
Avoid or control. These are the two ways you’ve coped with trauma. And you’re resilient! Your strategy has worked, at least for a bit. Now, you’ve realized you’re reacting to your trauma in ways that are no longer helpful. You need to feel safe, but you don’t know how. Let’s start by creating safety within your body. With your body no longer in its fight-or-flight mode, you can more fully engage the trauma lurking underneath. It may be a slow process, but you can finally experience relief.
You are a man. You have emotions. And you’ve been told that those ideas don’t mix. It’s a sign of weakness to have emotions, to respond to them, and—heavens forbid—to talk to someone about them. Yet you know you could use some help in managing them. Let’s bring up all those emotions with a non-judgmental approach and acknowledge the anxiety, the shame, the anger, and whatever else may come up. Let’s talk about feelings. You’ll find it takes great strength, not weakness, to do so.
Navigating relationships is extremely challenging, and sometimes you need some extra support. In my work with couples, I have received specialized live training and have received level II certification in Restoration Therapy, a model developed to help couples identify maladaptive relational patterns and work toward intimacy. Let me hold space for each of you so that we can safely explore your experiences and obtain more of what you came here for: connection.
Trauma is held in the body, and it often takes more than traditional talk therapy to heal. Brainspotting is a holistic approach to accessing your body and heal at your own pace. We will delve into the subcortical brain to more fully process your memories, emotions, and experiences to learn how to get unstuck from trauma. Your body already has all the tools it needs to heal, and through Brainspotting, I hope to provide that space for your body to not get in your way.
Everyone has experienced violations of love and safety. Each of us copes with these violations in different ways to survive. Unfortunately, navigating relationships from a place of pain often doesn’t yield the results you may want. What would it look like to respond from a place of peace rather than a place of pain? Together, we will gain more insight into your attachment, heal from your emotional wounds, and respond in relationships from a place of security.