Georges Jiho Kim Therapy Austin

Georges Jiho "Jiho" Kim, LPC

Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy

I believe we heal and grow when our stories are heard and witnessed as unique testimony of our presence in the world. By sharing your story with me you will be able to grow - to treat your experiences and pain with respect and compassion - to navigate the challenges of your life. I will work together with you to achieve behavioral and relational change and arrive at our shared destination of full acceptance and compassion for yourself. 

My fundamental approach to therapy is person-centered and based on solution-focused methods. I endeavor to provide a safe place for you to feel seen and heard. Together we will explore and learn about our deepest inner worlds. We will examine your current ways of coping and explore how to transform them to better serve your needs here and now. I can help you uncover the impediments to effectively dealing with the challenges that life can bring and to consider alternative approaches that serve you better. 

On the whole, I see my role as being your guide in helping you identify the optimal and least disruptive path to your answers and your solutions. A guide is not just a fellow traveler – I will occasionally confront and disagree with you – but ultimately it is your path and your goal which I am privileged to witness and, at times, partake. On any fruitful journey, collaboration will be essential, and I am always joyful to begin our trek. I will place my trust in you as you do with me. 

I am particularly inspired to work with individuals who have experienced childhood or developmental trauma in such forms as emotional or physical neglect or abuse. I am also interested in working with couples and families to help them connect better with one another. In addition, I work with those who come to me because there has been a breach of trust or who may be lost in conflict. They may feel isolated and emotionally disconnected from others they deeply care about or they may miss how they used to be together. 

My ultimate goal is to help you gain the self-esteem and self-compassion necessary to nurture strong and healthy relationships with those you care about in your personal and work life. Significant relationships are subtly re-negotiated every day and I believe no relationship is more important than your relationship with yourself. 

I am a mother of two teens. I love to read great works of literature and listen to great works of music from different cultures. When the sun allows I bask, and when my weekend clears I explore the city of Austin that I love. Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a professor of English and a media liaison for the financial governing body of Korea. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California Santa Cruz, a Master of Arts in English Education from Columbia University, and a Master of Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. 

If you are thinking about engaging in therapy please reach out today for a free consultation. The connection between client and therapist should be a strong foundation for change to happen. It would be a privilege to take this next step with you toward reaching your hopes for a better you and a better tomorrow.


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More about Jiho

Area of Expertise

EMDR, Specialized in Couples 

Decades of Life experiences 

Warm and Supportive 

Relationship and Communication Challenges 

Life Transitions & Career Exploration


Services

Individual Counseling
Family Therapy
Couples Counseling

Locations

North
Central Annex
Highland

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Grief & Loss
Parenting
Issues with Parents
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Domestic Violence
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Relationship to Food/Body
Substance Use

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Experienced in domestic violence
Trauma-focused
HAES/Intuitive eating
Effective with high-conflict couples
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Specializing in couples counseling
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Gottman Method
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Career counseling
Mindfulness modalities

Qualities

Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
Motherly
Youthful
Active sense of humor
Decades of life experience
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
Experienced in raising children
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Experienced in domestic violence
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
Experienced in eating issues
Effective with high-conflict couples
CBT oriented
Specializing in couples counseling
DBT friendly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Gottman Marital Counseling
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Career counseling
Mindfulness modalities
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Additional Info

Contact Jiho

512-201-4501 ext 209