Jisu Kim


  • Practicum Trainee


  • Doctoral Student, counseling psychology, Cleveland State University
  • MA, counseling psychology, Ajou University (South Korea)
  • BSc, psychology, University of Canberra (Australia)


My therapeutic approach is a client-centered therapy. I use a collaborative strength based approach as an overarching philosophy because I believe clients are the experts and authors of their life. I believe providing a safe, trustful, and comfortable environment is crucial in therapy.

My clinical backgrounds and training include working with college students, primarily STEM students, on issues such as adjustment, interpersonal difficulties, academic concerns, self-esteem, body image, personality, mood disorder, anger management, social anxiety, coping skills, and career development. I worked at a school counseling center, where I worked with at-risk adolescents providing specific supports for dropout prevention, bullying, and school violence prevention. I also provided sand tray therapy and play therapy to children with trauma and difficulties in emotional interactions.

My clinical interests include multicultural, feminist, and social justice counseling, intersectional identities, women of color in STEM majors, graduate students’ mental health, self-compassion, and mindfulness.

Jisu is supervised by Maya Akinfosile.