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Helen Park(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Couples counseling-Family issues- Trauma-Spirituality & religion-Racism, oppression, and discrimination- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-

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Professional statement

Helen HyunKyung Park, LCSW, MFA is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and meditation teacher based in New York City. She specializes in relational, anti-oppressive, and holistic therapies for teen and adult individuals, couples, and families. She integrates relational, strengths-based interventions with practices from Indo-Tibetan Buddhist psychology, somatic abolitionism, and insights drawn from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Applied Neuroaesthetics.

Helen’s approach is compassionate, collaborative, and trauma-informed, and she works from a decolonized understanding of trauma and healing to facilitate meaning-making, transformation, and growth. Her use of family systems interventions supports clients in identifying the salient contexts of lived experience and relational histories that shape their current struggles, and in finding their pathway toward repair and wholeness.

Helen deeply values and fosters her clients' agency in creating their healing narratives, and believes that every person possesses the inner wisdom, resilience, and creativity needed to heal, no matter how dire the circumstances. She is committed to supporting clients in identifying what is needed to heal from relational and intergenerational traumas, break recurring cycles of unwanted personal struggles and relational dynamics, and to find abiding happiness, fulfillment, and flourishing in accordance with their deepest values and hopes.

Many of her clients struggle with identity-based trauma, C-PSTD, anxiety, grief, relational and family conflicts, and life transitions. She also specializes in working with multi-racial/QT couples and families and transracial adoptive families.

Helen received a Master of Social Work from New York University. She hold certifications in Clinical Externship in Family Therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family, Mindfulness and Compassion-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy from the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, and the SIFI from Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College.

Helen is currently seeing clients through the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute and offers in-person sessions in Lower Manhattan in addition to virtual sessions.


Message to clients

Are you wondering if you are in a relationship that is healthy for you? Do you feel that experiences from your past have created trauma that thwart your efforts to live a truly fulfilled and happy life on your own terms?

Many of my clients in individual therapy struggle with anxiety, depression, overwhelming emotions, and shame, which can often be connected to relational, developmental, and intergenerational traumas and family of origin histories. They seek help in how to break out of unwanted cycles of internal conflict, self-doubt, and unhealthy relationship patterns, toward a more realized, balanced, and happy life. Many have found talk therapy to be helpful, but feel that they haven't able to access deeper layers of experience that lie at the root of the issues. This is why I believe so strongly in somatic, mind-body, and non-verbal interventions to facilitate transformation and growth.

I also see many couples and families in my practice, with additional specialization in multiracial and QT couples and multiracial, adoptive families. If you are a couple or family struggling with miscommunication, cycles of conflict, and disconnection, I will work collaboratively with you as we identify the underlying conditions of the relational dynamics, and together, find the way toward repair, understanding, and connection.

If you are curious about the benefits of contemplative and relational psychotherapy, or looking for psychotherapy that takes a more holistic approach through embodied practices, please reach out for a consultation.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

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

Hunter College, Silberman School of Social Work, SIFI Certification, 2023
Focusing International, Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy, 2022
Education for Racial Equity, Somatic Abolitionism for Therapists & Coaches, 2022
Ackerman Institute for the Family, Clinical Externship in Family Therapy, 2020
New York University, Silver School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2017
Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, Mindfulness & Compassion Based Contemplative Psychotherapy, 2016
University of California Santa Cruz, Master of Fine Art, 2012

Licensure

New York: 090183

Languages

English

Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

Helen Park is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$165 - $200
  • 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
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