Ji Eun Ko,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ji Eun Ko,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 114190
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $220 per session.
Longer sessions may be available for couples at a prorated rate, please ask if you are interested.
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Walnut Creek, California 94596
Irvine, California 92602

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My Approach to Helping

Hello and welcome! You’re most likely reading this because you are curious about experiencing change in your life.

I believe that no matter where we come from, what intersection of our identities we hold, and our unique history of lived experiences, all of us live through times where life just feels a little bit (or a lot bit) hard. I specialize in supporting people to experience peace – peace in their own relationship with themselves, as well as peace in their external relationships with the people and world around them. I also prioritize providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for everyone to truly and thoroughly be themselves. That means you can show up and just be you.

When we are able to treat ourselves with true kindness and compassion, everything changes. Connection, healing, and peace is possible for everyone. If you are curious about how therapy can help you, don’t hesitate to reach out!

More Info About My Practice

When I was a new therapist searching for my own therapist, I quickly learned that there weren’t many therapists that helped me feel culturally known and safe as an Asian American woman. The discouraging experience of struggling to find a therapy space that highlighted and honored my Asian American experiences was the foundation that eventually culminated in my practice, Full Well Therapy. Now, I feel incredibly blessed to be able to provide the space that wasn’t available back then. And I consider it a great privilege to be able to partner with Asian Americans and those who hold an intersection of their identity that experiences oppression, marginalization, and erasure. I use Internal Family Systems (IFS) as well as other various therapy modalities in my practice to support everyone to a lived experience of true and complete wellness.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

A lot of my clients seek me specifically after having had a harmful or negative therapy experience. Most of the time, these are BIPOC individuals who were working with a therapist that didn't share their identities or understand their experiences. As people with marginalized identities, we exist in a society that can intentionally or systematically harm us. When that sort of dynamic happens in a therapeutic relationship, it can be even more damaging and painful.
If that is your story, I am so glad that you are trying again. I have been in your shoes too. It takes extra courage to try again after having been hurt in the one place that you are supposed to be safe. I hope you are able to find a safe space for you, because that's what therapy is meant to be.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

I always tell all prospective clients - not every two people are going to 'click' together, and that's okay! A therapeutic relationship is a relationship at the core of it all. And just like in a romantic, platonic, or professional relationship, not all two people are going to be a good fit therapeutically; there are going to be some people that you just get along with, and others you don't. And that is natural!
One of the strongest indicators for a fruitful therapeutic experience is the relationship you have with your therapist. So whether it's with me, or with someone else, I encourage you to be mindful of how you feel around your therapist. Do they make you feel safe? If they say something that landed in the wrong way, do you think you can bring it up, even if it may be uncomfortable? And is this person that you think you can eventually trust to hold your deepest parts? If the answers to these is yes, it sounds like you have all the makings of a healthy and supportive therapeutic relationship!

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with anyone who holds an identity that experiences oppression, marginalization, or erasure. These identities may be racial identities, disability identities, professional identities, or sexual identities. Specific experiences in these identities can include things like intergenerational trauma, immigration trauma, forming cultural identities in a new dominant culture, family conflict, perfectionism, scarcity mindset, being a highly sensitive person, impacts of racism, or a strained relationship with yourself.
    I also work with couples who are looking to repair and reconnect after experiencing an attachment injury, or couples who are wanting to participate in premarital counseling.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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