Kim is a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) who completed her MEd in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto.
Kim draws from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), and psychodynamic therapy. She has advanced training in grief recovery and works with a variety of clients with different issues, especially supporting clients who are experiencing low self-esteem, self-criticism, burnout, breakups, life transitions, body acceptance issues, and parents needing support, especially parents and caregivers raising neurodivergent children.
Kim specializes in compassion-focused therapy (CFT), a form of psychotherapy grounded in research in developmental psychology, emotional neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and Buddhism. Self-compassion is a cornerstone of empowerment and can be found through kindness to oneself, treating oneself as a friend. The strength that flows from this realization allows clients to transform from their own worst critic to their own strongest ally, capable of setting and maintaining healthy boundaries and of knowing what they need and want to live in peace and harmony. This strength also helps clients create change and set and meet goals with kindness and support, rather than self-criticism.
Kim believes that the relationship between client and therapist is rooted in respect, equality, and trust. This authentic connection is the foundation for growth and positive self-discovery. Through compassionate listening and empathetic personal engagement, Kim strives to maintain an open and kind space for her clients to gain insight, explore their fears, express their pain, and in which they can develop a deeper connection and peace within themselves and in their relationships.
Many Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and extended health care plans will cover services rendered by a Registered Psychotherapist.