“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed…It means that the damage no longer control our lives.” ~Akshay Dubey
Dal Seok was born in South Korea and came to the United States for the advanced study in pastoral care and counseling in diverse cultural settings. She received a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from Louisville, KY and a Th. D in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, GA. Dal Seok works as a chaplain resident at Cleveland Clinic for two years. In her first residency year, she was trained to provide pastoral care to patients who suffered from chemical dependency and to develop spiritual assessment skills for them based on the holistic perspective of healing. She also got her clinical training of counseling in Care and Counseling Center of Georgia in Decatur for two years. Prior to working at the Summit, Dal Seok served as a director of pastoral care and counseling ministry in Korean church of Atlanta in Duluth, GA. She likes to work with people who deal with symptoms of depression, addiction, trauma, and grief.
The major topic of her research is a new imaginative pastoral care and counseling to trauma survivors and their families by utilizing an intercultural perspective. From an intercultural perspective, Dal Seok is interested in how to explore and cope with the physical, emotional and spiritual distresses caused by traumatic experiences in relation to own cultural traditions.
In her free time, Dal Seok likes to catch up stories and news happened to her family who lives in Korea. She also enjoys finding nice places to visit and eat with friends.
Dal Seok practices under the supervision of Carleen Newsome, M.S., LPC
- Doctor of Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, GA
- Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, KY
- Master of Divinity, Presbyterian General Assembly Theological Seminary, South Korea
- B.A. Anyang University, South Korea
Communication skills, spiritual directions
Clergy and congregational care
Works with depression, trauma, and addiction
Depression, trauma, and addiction