Sunny Sun Young Lim, ACSW

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

Hello, I provide telehealth sessions for individuals, families, and couples based in California. I use a mix of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), psychodynamic, and inner child/C-PTSD interventions to work with you on healing from anxiety, codependent behaviors, and low self-esteem. Prior to working as a therapist in private practice, I was a social worker in school districts and in higher education and worked with teenagers, adults, and families about counseling regarding childhood emotional neglect, neurodivergent conditions, and social anxiety. I use a collaborative approach, which means you’re an equal participant in your healing, and I always welcome feedback from you about what you want in therapy. Healing is sometimes messy, challenging, boring, or even an emotional rollercoaster, and I hope I can help you with that journey and find further resources which will support you.


If you’re looking for a culturally-affirming, neurodivergent-affirming therapist, feel free to schedule your free initial phone consultation with me. A therapy session with me has been described as (based on previous feedback from past patients): insightful, eye-opening, and you learn something new each time. I’ve been successful in helping patients make positive progress in a short amount of time, so I welcome patients who are interested in finding immediate answers and patients who are interested in having a long-term therapist.


Outside of therapy, you can find me exploring new restaurants, visiting various museums, or searching for the best boba places in SoCal. I enjoy learning new things, spending time with my family, and painting.

License Number: 105437
License State: California
Long Beach, California, United States
English, Korean
Individuals, Groups, Families, Couples
Therapy Offered
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
ADHD, Self Esteem, Autism, Codependency, Career Counseling, Personal Growth
Last modified: November 21, 2022

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