Kim earned her BA degree in 1999 from Wheaton College in Sociology and Theology. After graduating, Kim worked full-time in the social work field while attending graduate school to earn her Master of Social Work degree at Loyola University-Chicago. Kim graduated in 2003 with her MSW and moved back to her home state of NJ as a licensed social worker (LSW). After six years of post-graduate supervision and master’s level therapeutic work in community mental health, crisis intervention, and special education support, Kim earned her clinical license LCSW in 2009 and entered private practice. Kim opened the doors of Bridge to Balance Inc. in 2010 with a vision of providing individuals and families with services that focused on helping them cultivate a sense of balance and wellness in their lives.
Kim’s Approach to Helping
Some of human suffering is about the way we experience the events of our lives rather than the things themselves. Therapy offers an opportunity to bring awareness to our experiences and change our emotional relationship to them rather than try to change the events themselves. By thinking of events in this way, we are able to gain a sense of control in our lives and positively experience and influence its direction. If we believe that we have power within us to achieve health and happiness, then the events in our lives that cause us pain and suffering can be seen as an opportunity to learn about ourselves and experience personal growth.