Helen  Park
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Helen Park


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Chelsea District Waitlist In-person
Updated November 28, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Trauma
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

Helen HyunKyung Park, LCSW, MFA is a therapist and meditation teacher in private practice based in New York City, focusing in healing-centered, anti-oppressive, integrative therapy for individuals, couples, and families.

Helen is known for her compassionate, curious, and direct approach. As a trained family and contemplative psychotherapist, she works collaboratively with her clients to uncover internal resilience and resource, and to identify the patterns, relational histories, and the inner and outer conditions that may be creating one's current challenges and dilemmas. Helen deeply values and fosters her clients' agency in creating their own healing narratives, and believes that every person possesses the wisdom and creativity needed to heal no matter how dire the circumstances. Helen is passionate about supporting clients in identifying what is needed to break recurring cycles of unwanted relational dynamics and personal struggles, and to find abiding happiness and fulfillment in accordance with their deepest values and hopes. She utilizes an integrative, collaborative, and relational framework to facilitate change and a new path toward healing and transformation.

Helen received a Master of Social Work from New York University. She completed the Clinical Externship in Family Therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and certifications in Contemplative Psychotherapy from the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science. Helen has additional training in Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy and Somatic Abolitionism.

She is currently holding virtual therapy sessions for individuals, couples, and families who reside in New York State. Please inquire about the possibility for in-person sessions. Additional services for meditation coaching and guidance are available to all regardless of geographic location.

Message to clients

I work from a relational, trauma-informed, and healing-centered foundation that is informed by systems thinking, anti-oppression, and intersectionality. I draw from an array of therapeutic modalities in conversation with you, depending on what may be needed and most beneficial. I hold space for my clients with compassion, clarity, and patience, cultivating a felt experience of being seen and understood. I strive to co-create this in the therapeutic relationship, as this sets the foundation for healing to take root and flourish.

I also see many couples and families who struggle with cycles of conflict and disconnection. I work collaboratively and relationally with all involved to identify the underlying causes and conditions, and to find new pathways toward repair, empathy, and connection.

My work is to help you and your loved ones access the deep source of wisdom, compassion, and creativity within so that you can live life in full agency of your liberation story, and in loving, mutually supportive relationships. Suffering, rupture, and trauma are shared, human experiences, but they are not primary. What is primary is your resource - your innate creativity and resilience - that is the doorway to growth and transformation. I will accompany you in showing up to life in all of its complexity, and to live and love in your truth with more spaciousness, ease, and joy.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Helen Park is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $165 - $250
  • Couples sessions: $300 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11am-7pm
  • Wed 11am-7pm
  • Thu 6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Periodic Saturdays are available between 11am-3pm
  • Sun Closed

Chelsea District practice
80 8th Ave, New York, New York 10011
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 3pm-7pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Recess Art, Artist Social Worker, 2022 - Present
Self, Mindful Families Project, Therapist, Meditation Teacher, Art Educator, 2020 - Present
Ackerman Institute for the Family, Clinic Therapist, Director of Community & International Training, Intake Coordinator, 2018 - 2022
Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, Director, Contemplative Psychotherapy Program, 2018 - 2020

New York University, Master of Social Work, 2017
University of California Santa Cruz, Master of Fine Art, 2012


New York: 090183