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Georges Jiho Kim Therapy Austin

Georges Jiho "Jiho" Kim, LPC

Senior Counselor

“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 recognized as unique testimony of our presence in the world. I also believe we are all the imperfect authority on our own stories. By sharing your story with me, you will be able to grow and hold your pain and memories with respect and love. In our work together you will recognize your answers and achieve behavioral and relational change. Our shared destination is full acceptance of and compassion for yourself in ways that are enlightening, empowering and rejuvenating.

My fundamental approach to therapy is person-centered, and I will incorporate solution-focused methods and cognitive and behavioral therapy as well. I am particularly inspired to work with individuals who have experienced childhood and developmental trauma, in such forms as emotional and physical neglect and abuse. I am also interested in working with couples and families, to help them connect better with one another. My ultimate goal with you would be to help you gain the self-esteem and self-compassion necessary to nurture strong and healthy relationships with people you care about in your personal and work life. Significant relationships are subtly re-negotiated every day in any adult life, but none is more important than your relationship with yourself.

On the whole, I see my role as your guide, helping you identify the best direction and least distracting pathways to your answers and solutions. A guide, however, is not just a fellow traveler, and I will occasionally confront you and disagree with you, but ultimately it is your pathway and your goal. On any fruitful journey, collaboration will be essential. I am always joyful to start any journey, and I will place my trust in you as you do with me.

A quick biographical note on my own story: I am a mother of two, Korean, Hawaiian, and American… not necessarily in that order on any given day. I love to read and listen to great works from different cultures. When the sun allows, I bask, and when my weekend clears, I nap. On more normal days indoors, I spend most of my non-working time with my two teens and a lovely Maine Coon.

If you would like to reach me by phone to talk about your needs and how we might work together, please call 512/201-4501, ext. 209. I look forward to walking this journey with you.

More about Jiho

Area of Expertise

Depression & Anxiety

Life & Career Transitions

Childhood Trauma

Services

Individual Counseling
Family Therapy
Couples Counseling

Locations

North
Central Annex

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Loneliness
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
Questions about Gender
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Struggles with Food/Eating
Substance Abuse

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
Experienced in eating issues
Effective with high-conflict couples
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
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 treating young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
Experienced in raising children
LGBTQ friendly
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
Additional Info

Contact Jiho

512-201-4501 ext 209
Work with Jiho

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  • Main
    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
  • Annex
    5052 Burnet Rd.,#205
    Austin, TX 78756
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Banister Lane
    4009 Banister Lane, #430
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Slaughter Lane
    1213 W. Slaughter Lane, #130
    Austin, TX 78748
512-201-4501
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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