She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Accepting out of pocket/out of network clients only at this time. Waitlist for insurance clients is currently full.
Hannah Kim is a licensed mental health counselor in Boston, MA who works with college/graduate students and young adults, with a particular focus on serving Asian/Asian Americans and transracial adoptees. Many of Hannah’s clients are struggling with a hypercritical self that creates self doubt and feelings of not being good enough, manifesting in anxiety and depression. Hannah emphasizes exploration of clients' many identities that impact self esteem, interpersonal relationships, and connection to their authentic selves.
Hannah's style is interactive, relational, and gently direct. Her approach is rooted in psychodynamic therapy, which uses the therapeutic relationship to identify and resolve problematic patterns in interpersonal relationships and explore cultural contexts in which our beliefs and experiences are shaped. Hannah also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how his/her thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that he/she may feel empowered to begin to make targeted change. In addition to talk therapy, Hannah provides Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to address disruptive cognitive and behavioral patterns that stem from traumatic experiences. With these approaches, Hannah's goal for clients is to nurture self compassionate language within his/herself and develop beliefs that align with his/her true worth and values.
Within her practice, Hannah is committed to maintaining an inclusive practice that is social justice oriented. Outside of private practice, she works with Asian American mental health collaboratives across the country to destigmatize mental health and increase resources/accessibility to the community.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships
Asian american issues - Understanding cultural contexts of disruptive beliefs; exploration of immigration-related stress; navigating white supremacy and its impact on BIPOC; coping with racial trauma; transracial adoptee mental health
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Eliot Community Human Services, 2016 - 2020
Boston College, MA in Counseling Psychology