Eugene Kim
Eugene Kim
Personal Statement
A therapist doesn’t just become a therapist immediately. But often, the personal experiences and encounters with struggling mental health solidifies the decision of becoming a therapist. From an early age, I witnessed the profound impact that mental health challenges can have on individuals and their loved ones. The need for compassionate support and guidance during these times of distress gave me a strong calling to contribute to the field of mental health. This calling led me to pursue education and training in social work and counseling, equipping myself with theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and life experiences to help people explore their own emotions, gain insight, and develop the necessary skills to navigate life’s challenges.

Therapy is an incredible tool for those who seek healing and happiness. As a therapist, I am committed to providing individual therapy to those who are ready to face their challenges. I believe if we put a persistent effort towards growth, progress will be made.
Besides my work in therapy, I love to read a good fiction book, cook a home-cooked meal, or spend time with God by singing and playing on my guitar. When I’m not at home, you can catch me at the local coffee shop, spending time with loved ones, or playing Spikeball at the beach.

Treatment Areas and Competencies



Faith/ Spiritual Issues


Life Transitions

Porn/ Sex Addiction




Approach to Therapy

My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are. This is my responsibility and privilege in getting to know you more deeply. My purpose in life has always been to draw out the deeper identities and stories that shape our lives and I hope to walk that path with you. My intention is to create a space where you can fully be yourself but also uphold the freedom to discover the hidden parts of who you are. Furthermore, I tailor different therapeutic techniques to meet the unique needs of each person I work with. It is a vital practice of mine to help you safely explore your story, but also incorporate behavioral changes to find everlasting fulfillment.

Treatment Modalities and Theoretical Orientations

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Internal Family Systems

Attachment Therapy

Faith/Spiritual Direction

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University
  • Master’s in Social Work from University of Chicago
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Contact Eugene


53 W. Jackson, suite 1615 Chicago 60604


(312) 869-9138