Joanne Kim

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Joanne Kim

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 110804
Secondary Credential: Associate Professional Clinical Counselor - 3457
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $165 per 50-minute session, but you may be eligible for a sliding scale.
Free Initial Consultation
Accepting New Clients
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


San Jose, California 95124

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My Approach to Helping

Do you feel frustrated in your relationships? Do you feel misunderstood, hurt, and alone? Do you find yourself being drawn to the same types of hurtful relationships again and again? Do you find yourself becoming overwhelmed or confused by your emotions or those of others? You are definitely not alone.

Everyone has a specific pattern of thinking, feeling, and relating that they developed to help them navigate through difficult early life experiences. Although originally intended to keep one safe, these patterns often become obstacles to genuine, healthy connection later in life and enhance isolation and pain.

I help people "upgrade" their way of relating by identifying and attending to their deeply legitimate yet unmet needs and breaking out of their rigid patterns. I use the Enneagram personality framework and Brainspotting trauma therapy to help people find and massage out the "knots" in their thinkingfeelingdoing muscles so that they can life with greater health and wisdom.

It's time for you to get UNSTUCK and THRIVE in ways that fit you!

More Info About My Practice

I love working with individuals who resonate with the following Enneagram numbers:
- 1 (the Reformer or Improver)
- 2 (the Giver or Befriender)
- 4 (the Individualist or Romantic)
- 9 (the Peacemaker or Mediator)

These individuals tend to be have heightened experiences of anxiety, guilt, and shame, with an "allergic reaction" to anger (their own or others').

Some of these individuals may also possess many Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) traits, such as a keen awareness of the subtleties in their physical environments of the nuances in the realm of emotions. Those with HSP traits tend to be very creative, sharply intuitive, and deeply empathetic, which also means that they're more likely than others to be easily stressed and overwhelmed.

My Role as a Therapist

I consider YOU as the driver in the driver's seat; you determine the destination, have your hands on the wheel, and your feet on the acceleration and brake pedals. You set the direction and pace by which you journey towards your goal.

As your therapist, I am a passenger sitting right beside you, showing you some optional routes we can take to get to where you want to be. Some clients prefer a scenic, meaningful route where they get to understand themselves and their patterns on a deeper level and intentionally work towards health. Others prefer the more expedient, efficient route that helps them get to where they want to be as soon as possible. And others prefer a combination of both, making intentional journeys in bursts, then slowing down to reflect on their travels to reflect and integrate what they've learned.

Whatever your preference, I want to customize your therapy experience to best suit you as you are.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals & couples who want to THRIVE emotionally and relationally.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Brainspotting (BSP)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
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