Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am also a 14 year Air Force veteran. I started my adult life in Florida and have settled here in Pennsylvania after living in several states as well as a couple of years in South Korea. I have worked for the past 13 years on an inpatient psychiatric unit and have a vast experience with depression and anxiety and how they affect one's well being and self confidence. Prior to that I worked with an agency that worked closely Children and Youth Services and have gained much experience in working with family issues, parenting concerns, and communication challenges. I have also worked with adults with developmental disabilities and enjoy exploring what you can do as opposed to what you can't do.
I have experience using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help a person better understand the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behavior as well as the power of automatic thoughts. I can help you with issues of self esteem and confidence as well as helping you learn how to problem solve and make decisions more effectively. I have experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which provides a person with concrete tools to help deal with interpersonal relationships and as well as helping to develop tolerance for distressful situations. I can help you learn how to say no to unwanted requests and develop healthy boundaries for yourself as well as learning the power of being able to realize what you can and cannot change and deal with the consequences. I am a trauma informed therapist and understand the need for a specialized approach to traumatic events and memories and so will not bring up or focus on those events in our interactions. I will work with you on relaxation techniques to help you get past the memories and focus on the moment. I am a military veteran and understand how hard it is to open up about some events and issues. And I understand how difficult it is for those around you who don't understand. I can be there for you.
I look forward to working with you as you face the crossroads in your life. I will be there for you. You are not alone.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Expats , Forgiveness , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC009750 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Very good counselor. Understanding and helpful support for achieving your goals, but not pushy. Doesn’t judge you, very kind and warm. I’m picky with counselors and was very shy at first but she helped me open up. I’ve been with her for years and she’s helped me grow a lot. Would recommend to anyone of any age.
Naomi is a thoughtful, wise, open minded and insightful counsellor.
She has provided counselling in a variety of therapeutic contexts and is well informed on several different therapies and techniques. This means she has multiple tools at her disposal to build the plan that will best meet her clients’ unique needs.
Further still, Naomi’s interesting take on life, the positive feedback she readily offers, her offbeat sense of humour and her easy laugh, make the sessions all the more enjoyable!
Naomi has been vital in my journey to relearn and discover how best to trust myself and my ability to grow and love myself fully.
Shes completely been a breath of fresh air and support and given me so much optimism and wisdom in how best I can reframe my life and struggles.
Shes without a doubt changed my life for the better.
Naomi is so wonderful and kind! She hit the ground running with me. She listens to all my concerns and responds in helpful ways each time. She respond timely and insightfully. After our first video session I felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. I am very grateful for her expertise.
Naomi Kim was very helpful and insightful. I always came away from a session with new tools or helpful perspective to address my concerns. She was enjoyable to talk to and our sessions had both elements of ease and respect. She was certain to always follow up frequently as well.
Naomi has enabled me to break down some complicated situations and find clarity and reprioritise some things in my life. She is warm and positive, she speaks with encouragement and wisdom and uses her discretion to use relatable examples.
Naomi has been absolutely great! Even in such a short amount of time she has helped me through/ learn so much.
Naomi has been amazing with quick advice and pulling me out of some dark places
Naomi is absolutely wonderful. In the short amount of time I’ve been speaking to her, she has done a wonderful job helping me navigate the topics I want to deal with (some relatively basic, others a little more serious). She has a wonderful way of keeping heavy subject matter “light” while also really getting to the bottom of things. She is also very responsive in the chat throughout the week between sessions. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been matched with her on my first try with BetterHelp.
Thank you for being a wonderful app and for Naomi for being
Naomi has provided me with coping mechanisms that benefit my life and have helped me work through a lot of difficult situations.
Naomi is a kind, compassionate, and skilled counselor and I am very glad I was paired with her. Her unconditional willingness to work with wherever you may be and her total lack of judgment were instrumental in making me feel safe enough to really expose and work on the issues I was dealing with (largely stemming from "shutting down" any time I was stressed and black and white thinking; both due to past traumas and negative experiences as well as ADHD). At the same time, she recognized that I personally needed more than to just talk, and she was able to make suggestions and ask questions that were extremely helpful without ever making me feel judged or like I didn't want to talk about it anymore (normally a problem for me). Thank you Naomi!
When cv19 hit it sent me into panic mode. Unable to get help locally I turned to Betterhelp and I'm so glad I did. On and off I have worked with various mental health practitioners since I was a teen but nobody has been able to help me the way Naomi has, most just chuck medication at me until I feel numb.
Despite being in a differant continent Naomi has supported me through several things that would normally have me shutting myself off; from being unable to work to health diagnoses, applying for and starting university to navigating and rebuilding my life after being widowed . Each issue or problem Naomi's calm guidance and way of breaking things down has meant I have been empowered to handle things.
Other people have noticed a positive change in me. I have been able to start saying no to people rather than trying to do everything, more importantly for me Naomi has shown me how to stop many of the negative thought spirals which has far lessened the fear and panic.
So a, huge thank you.
Its nice to have someone who really listens to me and gives me multiple avenues of care to help me. I really feel lucky to have such a great counselor!
I am so glad that I decided to do this for myself. I have only been talking to my counselor for three months and she has helped me so much already. Absolutely life changing. I am a 100% disabled veteran with many diagnoses, to include chronic and severe PTSD. I have had more progress with her than years of going to the VA in such a short time.
It is early days for me with Naomi, but feeling very upset straight out of a relationship when I started with her - she has impressed me with her ability to help me ground myself with only a sentence or two! She is helping me to try see, in an instant, what is really important and to continue discovering this. I struggle focusing but Naomi is already helping me to keep things simple and focus on the 'now' of my situation. I am pleased to have been matched with her and look forward to working more with her. I feel I can be very transparent and honest.
To be honest I want this to be short and otherwise il just keep going.
I am so greatful. I'm so pleased. I feel real support and a genuine comfort knowing Naomi is there. We have a time difference and that is the only downfall so I may not get a responce as quick as I want or need at times but over time I have realized that's a positive because I am learning to take my time on my self and not always rely on an instant answer or message but it is great to write something and wake up to a message and Naomi is great and it's only been a couple of weeks. Thank you xxxx
She is very understanding and helped calm me down. I’m looking forward to improving myself and having her to guide me
I think she’s a wonderful woman and a very shoulder for when i’m not processing emotions in a healthy way! Lovely woman, helping me connect a lot of dots and practice mindfulness. :)
Naomi is a great help, genuine, charismatic, and truly has your best interest at heart. There to help you every step of the way.
Naomi is an incredibly compassionate and kind counsellor. She is professional but empathetic, and genuinely cares about your well being and experience of counselling. I really appreciate her help.
She is wonderful and has given me clarity. I look forward to more.
She’s very friendly and kind and compassionate. She definitely has my best interests at heart. She really helps me feel relaxed and calm and empowered.
Naomi is a wonderful person! She has a fantastic sense of her role and is able to adapt he style to meet my needs. I am very grateful for her support and guidance. I am looking forward to making so much more progress, with her as a guide!
Has been a great experience speaking to Naomi. Would definitely recommend her anyone seeking therapy.
Naomi has been really patient with me. She listens carefully and pays attention to the details when I am talking to her. She helped me understand my feelings more. I think she understood me quickly, and her worksheets were related to the issues I am facing. She helped look more positively at the aspects of my life.
I love talking to Naomi. She is always patient and understanding. She also speaks in a way that makes her relatable and puts me at ease - it's like chatting with a friend who also happens to have really good insight into how minds work :)
She kind and very helpful and I will be with her for help always.
I have only had one video call with Naomi and have started to implement the advice she had given me. I'm new to therapy and have been reluctant and skeptical of the process, Naomi has helped me to become comfortable with allowing someone else to help me with the things that trouble me. She's very attentive and responds quickly despite the time difference
Naomi is exactly what I was looking for when I signed up for this app. In a short amount of time I have seen significant changes in the way I am looking at long and short-term problems I have been experiencing. I’ve found her perspective to be both comforting and challenging. She remembers even small details from such large amounts of information I have given her about myself and my life. Having her on my side helps me feel just that more armed and ready against the challenges I will soon face.
Naomi has been great in just a few sessions! I feel completely at ease speaking with her and she has been very patient and helpful in both listening and guidance when I need it.
I’ve only completed two sessions with Naomi, but it feels like we’ve been in contact for a long time. She makes me feel comfortable and listened to. I feel confident and validated. Really looking forward to our many more sessions to come!
She is amazing!!! She has helped me through some rough times! I am so glad that I have her to speak with!
Naomi has been incredibly helpful already. I was very nervous about my first session but she was funny and kind and I really felt at ease. I'd recommend her 110%!
She is attentive and helps me qualm my anxiety when it’s at its worst. She responds quickly and will take the time to speak with me and use techniques to help me become calm and collected.
She is there for me, and is very informative. She has helped me greatly.
I want to say a Big Thank You to betterhelp.com for assigning Noami Kim to me...I don't know if I'd have gotten a better session like hers. My 2 weeks alone with her has recorded some noticeable progress on coping with my frequent panic attacks/disorder. My experience so far with her has been very relaxing and conversational even when at times it was difficult for me to express myself. I feel very positive that'll come out better and more focused in fighting this PAD. Thank You Noami Kim
She has been absolutely amazing rating me so quickly I always feel like there's somebody there and I thank God that I found the service because this is exactly what I need. When I need help on the spot I can message her and know that she's not far behind.