"Perhaps I am stronger than I think."
I am inspired by this quote by Thomas Merton who lived to bring inner peace to those around him. I live every day to heal and connect with people to remind them of their strengths.
I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counselling and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC #4686). I am also an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist specializing in PTSD, Dissociation, and trauma therapy. I also have a personal connection to mindfulness and meditation.
In my clinical work I have experience working with children, youth, adults couples and families as I worked in the Tri-Cities non-profit sector for the Ministry of Child and Family Development helping children and adults overcome their domestic struggles. I have also worked as a Chaplain at downtown Winnipeg General Hospital providing spiritual care and counselling to those in pain, struggling with addiction, and at the end of their life journey.
I am an immigrant mother of two grown-up children, a mentor, teacher, and a counsellor. I appreciate any type of inspirations from people with various cultures, ethnicities, ages, educational backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations.
I hope my years of experience will continue to help individuals through their journeys in life.
Miyoung Cho, RCC #4686
최진성 심리 상담사는 BCACC (브리티시 콜롬비아 상담사 협회)에 정식으로 등록된 전문 상담사이며, KCPA (한국상담심리학회)의 상담심리사입니다. 한국에서 사회복지학 학사와 상담심리교육 석사를 마쳤고 상담심리 박사과정 중에 캐나다로 이주하였습니다. 한국과 캐나다에서 10년 이상동안 아동, 청소년, 성인, 부부와 가족을 위한 임상상담서비스를 제공하였습니다. 최진성 상담사는 불안, 우울, 관계, 의사소통, 분노관리, 자존감, 육아, 공황장애, 불면증, PTSD 등으로 영향받는 사람들을 지원했습니다. 상담이 가장 효과적이기 위해서는 고객과 치료사가 문제를 해결하기 위한 좋은 파트너가 되는 것이 중요하다고 믿습니다. 그래서 고객이 치료과정 전반에 걸쳐 자신의 감정과 아이디어를 제공하도록 권장합니다. 인본주의적 관점을 기본으로 마음챙김(Mindfulness)과 마음챙김을 기반으로한 스트레스 완화 프로그램 (MBSR), 변증법적 행동치료(DBT), 인지행동치료(CBT), 미술치료(Art therapy) 등의 접근방식을 선호하지만 고객의 새로운 가능성을 탐구하는 것을 더욱 중요하게 생각합니다.
Jinsung Choi is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Counsellor Psychologist at KCPA (Korean Counselling Psychology Association). Jinsung immigrated to Canada after completing her bachelor's degree in social welfare and master's degree in psychotherapy in South Korea and while continuing to work on her doctoral degree in counselling psychology. For the past 10 years, Jinsung has provided clinical counselling services to children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families in both South Korea and Canada. She has a vast experience in helping clients who are affected by anxiety, depression, relationships, communication issues, anger management, self-esteem, childcare, panic disorder, insomnia, PTSD, and more. She firmly believes that it is important for the client and the counsellor to become good partners in solving problems for the counselling experience to be most effective. Therefore, Jinsung allows her clients to freely express their feelings and share ideas throughout the course of treatment. Her practice is largely based on the person-centrered approach to counselling, and involves techniques such as mindfulness, MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Art Therapy and more. However, she also priorities exploring new possibilities and options for her clients.
Choi Jinsung, MA, RCC #18128
서수화 상담사는 University of British Columbia (UBC)에서 학사, 석사과정를 마쳤고, BCACC (브리티시 콜롬비아 상담사 협회)에 정식으로 등록된 전문 상담사입니다. 가족상담과 다문화상담에 깊은 경험과 전문적인 지식이 있으며, 진심 어린 인정과 배려가 있을 때 모든 사람이 긍정적인 모습으로 성장할 수 있는 잠재력을 가지고 있다고 믿습니다. 학창시절에 캐나다로 이민 와서 새로운 문화에 적응해야 했던 자신의 경험을 통해 한국 이민자들을 포함한 다양한 국적의 내담자들과의 튼튼한 신뢰 관계를 형성 및 유지해오고 있습니다. 각자의 문화적 경험들을 존중하고 그에 대한 세심한 반응을 보이 것이 포괄적인 상담 서비스를 제공하는 데 중요하다고 생각합니다.
Stephanie Seo, MA, RCC, completed her bachelor's and master's degree at UBC, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Stephanie has studied extensively in the field of Family Counselling and Multicultural Counselling, and believes that every human has the potential to grow in positive ways if they are provided with genuine acceptance and sincere caring. Her personal experience of moving to Canada as part of the immigrant community has helped her develop and maintain the trusting relationship with her multicultural clients, and has informed her view that inclusive work with them involves respectful and responsive to their unique cultural life experience.