PsyD Candidate, Clinical Psychology, California Southern University (US-in
Master of Counselling, Monash University (Australia)
Post-graduate Certificate in Psychology, University of Hong Kong
MBA, University of Chicago (US)
BS Business Administration, UC Berkeley (US)
Originally from the US, Kim spent twelve years in investment banking in New York and Hong Kong. After a career break, Kim retooled in psychology and counselling, and is completing a doctorate in clinical psychology, where her research interest is emotional coregulation between couples.
Kim has worked with individuals, couples and families on issues including stress, anxiety, depression, social anxiety, perfectionism, low self esteem, relationships and dating, grief and loss, familial relationship dynamics, personal growth, and life transitions. She believes that it is most important for clients to feel safe and able to trust their therapist, as a strong bond between therapist and client creates the space for meaningful change to occur. Alongside her clinical work, Kim has developed and led support groups for teens, young adults, and family members of individuals with mental illness.
Kim’s approach to therapy is relational and integrative, utilizing approaches including ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), positive psychology, mindfulness strategies and polyvagal theory. Kim works with couples applying an attachment-based perspective. With her finance/business background, Kim is also well placed to help clients navigate through workplace challenges and career/life transitions.
Kim is certified as a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator for couple assessments, HeartMath® Practitioner, Certified Addiction Counsellor, and Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She is on the Certification Track for Gottman Method Couples Therapy and has completed Level 1 training in PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) and Attachment Based Family Therapy . She delivers workshops and trainings to corporates, NGOs and schools on topics including mental health awareness, managing stress/anxiety, conflict resolution, building resilience, relationship enrichment and positive psychology. Kim also provides in-house counselling services in the corporate sector.
Kim conducts therapy in English and is conversational in Cantonese.