Who is Miyoung?

Personally

I was born as a granddaughter of an alcoholic and gambler, resulting in my mother's illiteracy. Helping my mother to get her education was my first mission as a helper. From an early age, supporting people was my greatest gratification, which also led me to seek my profession as a psychotherapist.

Professionally

Starting my study in English Literature, I enjoyed teaching English, but something greater was beating my heart so I packed and moved to the U.S.A to get my education in Counseling Psychology specialized in Marriage and Family Therapy. During my internship in a drug and alcohol treatment facility, my realization was whatever the reasons are, we all need some help from others to get through difficulties. It takes courage to acknowledge the need of help and it takes even more bravery to seek professional help.

Education and Affiliations

-M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University

-Member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

-Marriage and Family Therapist Licensed by the California Board of  Behavioral Sciences,  LMFT #97293

-California Certified Domestic Violence Treatment Provider

My theoretical orientations

Family System

Trauma-informed care

DBT( Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

CBT( Cognitive Behavior Therapy)

Client-Centered Therapy

Jungian perspective

Psychodynamic 

My Training

-EMDR  Basic Training Part 1 and Part 2 organized by EMDR Institute

​-MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program) provided by UC San Diego School of Medicine 

-Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course offered by PESI