I am Korean American and cis-male as well as a partner and a father. As a psychotherapist, I believe that bearing witness to my clients is a privilege. And that therapy, above all else, is an opportunity to more deeply experience life and learn new ways of caring for, nurturing, and courageously living it.
I enjoy running, and played tennis competitively. I understand the impact of stress, pressure, and self-perception on one’s performance; and practical ways of combating them through self-talk, goal-setting, planning, and “staying in the moment.”
I work with highly driven professionals in demanding roles within law, media, finance, medicine, professional sports, and the non-profit sector. About half of my patients are men, about half are people of color, and many are also engaging therapy for the first time — a courageous and important step towards health and wellness. Continue reading in “my approach.”
Previously, I held director-level and supervisory positions within the World Trade Center Health Program, a large-scale, federally funded clinic. Through this experience as well as my postdoctoral fellowship in public administration, I’ve formed a hard earned appreciation for the complexities within medium to large systems of care and the importance of a thoughtful, detailed approach to developing programs and policies that are measured, empirically based, and supportive of all stakeholders (administrators, clinical and non-clinical staff, and consumers alike). Continue reading about my work history.
I enjoy reading. I’m currently chewing on Why We Sleep by Michael Walker, and A Liberated Mind by Steven Hayes. Read about my thoughts on these books and others like these in my blog (pending).
NEW JERSEY (#5326)
NEW YORK (#020500)
FELLOW, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
and PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Yale University School of Medicine
PSYD, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Graduate School of Applied
and Professional Psychology
and COGNITIVE SCIENCE
University of California, Berkeley