Psychotherapy Services

People seek therapy for many different reasons. Some people want help with specific symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and addiction or to be free from painful and traumatic memories. Other people come to find a way out because they feel stuck in their lives, to have better relationships, and to foster creativity in their lives. Therefore, psychotherapy can help a wide range of people.

Psychotherapy begins like this: First, the client makes a phone call to arrange a consultation session which lasts about one hour. In the consultation, the client talks about the difficulties that he or she is experiencing as well as family, relationships, and work history. Based on the client’s needs, the therapist and the client will come up with the therapy plan and frequency of sessions


Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Based on client’s situation and needs, Dr. Kwon provides services from supportive psychotherapy to reconstructive in-depth psychoanalysis. The frequency and the duration of the therapy will differ from case to case. One session lasts for 45 minutes.
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Body Image Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • School Bullying
  • ADHD
  • Divorce
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression during Pregnancy
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Mid Life Crisis
  • Child Abuse Victim
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Problems
  • Work-Related Conflicts
  • Loneliness
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Racism

EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)


"EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The model on which EMDR is based, Adaptive Information Processing(AIP), posits that much of psychopathology is due to the maladaptive encoding of and/or incomplete processing of traumatic or disturbing adverse life experiences. This impairs the client’s ability to integrate these experiences in and adaptive manner. The eight phase, three-pronged process of EMDR facilitates the resumption of normal information processing and integration. This treatment approach, which targets pat experience, current triggers, and future potential challenges, results in the alleviation of presenting symptoms, a decrease or elimination of distress from the disturbing memory, improved view of the self, relief from bodily disturbance, and resolution of present and future anticipated triggers”. (EMDRIA definition of EMDR)

Phone Session


For some people, it is more comfortable and less threatening to have psychotherapy sessions over the phone especially in the beginning. Also, if people can’t find a therapist whom they feel comfortable in the area where they live and are too busy to find time to visit a therapist's office, phone sessions or Skype sessions can be an option. One session lasts for 45 minutes.

Marriage & Couples Therapy

This is a therapy for couples in conflict. Dr. Kwon will help figure out the causes of the conflict and guide the couple to solve the problem. In the treatment, the couple will learn better ways to relate to each other. This will lead them to a more satisfying and rewarding relationship. One session lasts for 60 minutes.

Family Therapy

Sometimes, individual psychotherapy is not enough to solve one’s problems because we live in a very tightly interwoven relational world. In family therapy, family members will learn how they affect and are being affected by other family members. They will be guided to find better ways to communicate and relate to each other. One session lasts for 90 minutes.

Group Therapy

A small number of people will meet regularly and have the opportunity to express themselves in front of other people. They will learn how their expressions and ways of communication affect other people. In this group, participatns will have the support and encouragement to become aware of their relationship patterns, and to change their lives. The group meets once a week and one session lasts for 90 minutes.

Parent Support Group

Raising children in today’s world can be challenging. In this group, parents will share their difficulties in child rearing. In an empathic and supportive environment, parents will have a chance to reflect on their ways of parenting and be guided to find better ways to relate to their children. This group consists of a brief lecture and discussion afterwards. The group meets once a week and one session lasts for 90 minutes.

Dream Interpretation Group

Dreams contain much information about our conscious and unconscious. Learning the meanings of our dreams helps us understand ourselves better which enriches our lives. In this group, participants will share their own dreams and find meanings in the dream with the help of the leader and other members of the group. The group meets once a week and one session lasts for 90 minutes.


Dr. Kwon supervises Psychotherapists and Creative Arts Therapists. She will help therapists find effective ways to meet client’s needs. She helps therapists deal with difficult issues in their clinical settings as well as helping to shape their own therapeutic style by connecting theories with practice. Dr. Kwon blends Contemporary Self Psychology and Relational Theory.