Graduate Clinical Intern
Minjung is a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Oakland University and will graduate in December 2022. She obtained a Bachelor of Social Work in Korea and speaks English and Korean fluently.
She completed a practicum serving clients in the Oakland University SEHS Counseling Center, working with diverse populations with a broad spectrum of mental health issues.
Her counseling approach is based on the Psychodynamic, Existential theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy per each client’s needs. Minjung believes that each person forms their disruptive emotional,cognitive, and behavioral patterns influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Nevertheless, there still exist choices to make their lives better off with the help of counseling. She has a deep faith in the human spirit with awe of the resiliency of each individual. She firmly believes each individual can grow through circumstances, experiences, and choices that individuals make. Minjung provides a person-centered, nonjudgmental, and warm environment for the clients to navigate their life stressors and concerns.
Minjung enjoys working with a wide range of clients from children to the elderly with diverse issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, personality disorder, life transitions, Autism, and relational issues. As a member of the Korean community, she is interested in contributing to the well-being of the Korean community members as well.