Cindy Kim MSW, LICSW, Marriage & Family Therapy in Washington, District of Columbia, 20036

Cindy Kim

MSW, LICSW

Cindy Kim

MSW, LICSW

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Social Work

Offices

1900 L St NW Suite 503
Washington, District of Columbia 20036

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My Approach to Helping

Therapy really does work. I've witnessed some pretty amazing transformations brought about by a lot of hard work - at times painful but always rewarding. We all struggle from time to time, whether it's with relationships, career or family, and sometimes, gritting your teeth and muscling your way through the suffering doesn't quite cut it. Or maybe you're thinking there has to be a healthier way of processing your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I truly believe in the power of therapy and the therapeutic relationship to help you gain insight and clarity into your problems and develop new skills and tools to help you live your best life. I look forward to meeting you and getting started on this incredibly important work together.

More Info About My Practice

I specialize in working with couples in distress using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, created by Sue Johnson. We all get stuck in negative patterns of communication from time to time. When the destructive cycle takes permanent residence, it can feel horribly scary, isolating, and hopeless. But I've witnessed firsthand how EFT can be effective even with couples on the brink of despair.

A second specialty of mine is in anything and everything to do with mental/emotional health and pregnancy - pre-, and post-. What's supposed to be a joyful time can be riddled with fears, sadness, and worry. You don't have to suffer alone, I can help.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Becoming a parent is one of the most joyous, breathtaking, and exciting adventures you will ever partake in, but it sure ain't easy. New moms are often dealing with major hormonal changes, recovering from the rigors of labor and delivery, figuring out breast or bottle feeding, all while attempting to get more than two hours of sleep at a time - it's enough to make anyone crazy! With the right support from friends and family, things may begin to settle down - anxieties lessen and a new system that works is born. Other times, the sense of being overwhelmed starts to become intolerable - affecting relationships, your self-identity, and you may develop conflicting emotions regarding parenthood. As a parent, I've experienced the challenges of adjusting to life after baby. In our work together, you'll learn how to calm the anxieties, be kind to yourself, and stay connected with your partner.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples in distress, Pre-pregnancy Pregnancy and Parenting

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy
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