Soo Jin  Kim

Soo Jin Kim

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Kip Therapy Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Midtown West Accepting In-person
Updated August 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Race & cultural identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Loneliness
  • Shame
  • Worry

Professional statement

Book a session with Soo Jin if you want to create a healthy and empowering narrative of your life that you can understand and reconcile with.

Soo Jin is an Asian, cisgender woman who lives in Manhattan. She loves to visit independent bookstores and stationery stores with fun “staff picks”, especially those that are women/BIPOC-owned. Prior to working as a therapist, she studied comparative literature in college and worked as a copywriter in the advertising industry, discovering, creating, and sharing “stories.”

Soo Jin’s approach to therapy is holistic and person-centered, fueled by a genuine curiosity about her clients. She primarily draws from trauma-informed, relational psychodynamic therapy, but believes holding a warm and safe space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, in whichever way that makes the most sense to them, without fear of judgement, is even more important. In that sense, Soo Jin often invites her clients to utilize creative tools and outlets: poetry, music, drawing, and more, to explore and express themselves, especially when it’s difficult to immediately put words to all the thoughts and feelings that surface.


Message to clients

I was drawn to therapy as an occupation, having learned that psychotherapy, essentially, is a process of storytelling. As a therapist, I strive to empower and support my clients in their journey of uncovering and re-arranging their thoughts and feelings to create a coherent and empowering narrative of their lives and themselves, stories that they can wholeheartedly embrace.

Raised in Seoul, Cairo, and Dubai and now living in New York — all extremely different places — I have a deep empathy for people going through big life transitions—whether it’s geographical, cultural, familial, between jobs/schools/relationships or regarding their gender identity—and are dealing with a sense of loss, isolation, and anxiety as a result. Finding your voice, narrative, and place in the world at such times may feel like a daunting task, but I believe our work could give you the courage, insights, and new perspectives to continue on the journey.


Specialties

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills

Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life

Worry - Learning how worry shows up in one’s life and exploring how worry impacts daily life, relationships, and wellbeing; developing coping skills to mitigate the impacts of worry




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $150

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

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
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Midtown West practice
330 West 58th Street, Suite 401, New York, New York 10019
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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  • Tue Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year



Licensure

New York: 120016


Languages

English

Korean