Soyeon Lee graduated with honors from Sookmyung Women’s University in the Department of Education with a master’s degree in Counseling Education. During her time as a graduate student, she had an internship experience in counseling with clients ranging from college students to senior citizens. After graduation, she got trained in a Couple and Family Therapy and Communication in the Korea Satir Institute, which is a branch of internationally known Satir Institute.
Currently, Soyeon is working towards her doctoral degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling at the Washington University of Virginia. She had a counseling internship at INOVA Hospital at Fair Oaks under Dr. Gemma Sohn. She has been a volunteer counselor in FCCGW (The Family Counseling Center Greater Washington) and WMCC (Washington Multicultural Counseling Center). In particular, she has experiences working with young adult clients with depression, anxiety, eating disorder, and other mental health symptoms. She has also worked with clients who are struggling with adaptation problems after immigrating to the US, suffering from cultural differences, and having difficulties with their children’s education.
Soyeon loves her job and, as the mother of two grown-up children, her life experience with diverse people has been the basis for deep empathy, understanding, and support for clients.
Soyeon is a LGPC (Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor) and has certifications of QMHP-A (Qualified Mental Health Professional–Adult) and QMHP-C (Qualified Mental Health Professional–Child). She utilizes an integrated approach to psychotherapy based on diverse treatment options such as psychodynamic, object-relation theory, inner-child and attachment, emotion-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.