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“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Suess
Tom is passionate about serving children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in working through challenging times. He believes with the proper guidance and using evidence-based practice, clients will be able to build the needed tools to continue in a path of resiliency and healing. Tom primarily works with individuals under the age of 24, with emphasis on cultural identity, adjustment (life transition), depression, anxiety, and trauma. He also specializes in working with children and adolescents of immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking population. Tom is bilingual and provides counseling in English and Korean.
When a client comes into the therapy room, Tom believes that it is an active step of faith to improve one’s quality of life. In this space, it is important that the client feels safe to bring one’s troubles to the session. Using Adlerian approaches, He believes in coming alongside his clients in their journey in untangling the complexities of one’s struggles and translating them to hope and healing. Tom believes it is his role as the counselor to ensure the therapeutic space is safe and constructive.
Tom received his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University and is a doctoral candidate for Counseling Education and Supervision at University of Georgia. Tom has previously worked with middle school and high school students in after school programs in Clarkston, GA and as a school-based counseling intern at Decatur High School. Tom likes to play soccer, enjoys watching sports, and spending time with his friends and family. He loves to cook and likes to try different local restaurants in Atlanta.
Sung Woo “Tom” Kim is under the directed experience and clinical supervision of Dr. Alice Hoag, LPC, CPCS.