My first name is Mi Ok (two words, one name, pronounced "me-oak"). (South) Korean American. Adopted. Mature cis-gendered woman. QIPOC/BIPOC-sensitive & culturally competent. Lesbian-identified. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in RI & MA. Visual Artist. Writer & Poet. My passions include colored pens on gray paper drawings, Canine/Feline Rescue & Mustang/Wild Horse advocacy. I seek out truth & honesty. This is your opportunity to celebrate who you are & to respect your dignity & humanity. I honor your bravery & courage as we embark on your journey of empowerment, self-discovery & awareness through therapy. I hope we can walk together down your path of healing. Thank you! www.Instagram.com/averyfinecoloredline
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
Our first session will be an introduction, an outline of expectations, goals, treatment plan, PHQ-9 & GAD-7 scoring as well as diagnoses. Any questions or concerns will be answered & addressed. The most important element will be to determine if a client is comfortable with me as therapist.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Creative, Strength-Based, Solution-focused modalities in my treatment & work with clients in achieving short-term & long-term goals, by identifying strengths, improving communication, developing coping skills, positive reinforcement, & self-reflection.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I am engaging, responsive, verbal, interactive, with excellent listening skills. I validate, support & encourage. I utilize humor & motivational interviewing questions. I work from an inclusive ideology that incorporates a perspective & personal & professional understanding of discrimination, oppression, microaggressions, & disempowerment.