Sumi Kirk, MA, LSW

Sex/Gender: Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Korean

Hello and welcome! I’m Sumi (she/hers) and I am a licensed social worker/psychotherapist, certified in Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). I received my Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice (previously known as School of Social Service Administration) and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences at Texas State University.

My focus as a therapist is to center a creative and collaborative approach, while striving to create a welcoming and accepting environment to help clients overcome obstacles, strengthen relationships, and achieve their goals. I incorporate my clinical practice with a strengths-based and holistic approach, while utilizing trauma-informed approaches, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, relational theories, and mind-body techniques when needed. My therapeutic work background includes people with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, family and relationship conflict.

As a first-generation Korean American woman, I serve clients with emotional difficulty surrounding the trauma of immigration, acculturation, and identity processes while engaging in cultural humility.

Practice Information
Types of Insurance Accepted: Private Pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Therapy Offered
In Person Therapy, Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art Therapy, Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Dance / Movement Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Humanistic, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, Music Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT), Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Structural Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused
ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Burnout, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Emotion Regulation, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Marital Concerns, Personal Growth, Racial Identity, Relational Concerns, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues
Last modified: August 25, 2022

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