ABOUT DIANE KIM
Diane Kim, LMSW
I am originally from California, born and raised in Los Angeles. As a Korean-American, I grew up in a community where mental health was highly stigmatized and seldom talked about. I understand how difficult it can be for people to even have the language to describe their suffering. I also understand how important cultural factors play in the way we contextualize our life experiences and choices.
I got into this field because I know how essential mental health is for our quality of life.
When I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, I had interned at four different non-profits and served as a mentor for two different college programs. These experiences solidified my love for working with people and being able to support them. When my husband joined the Army and got stationed in Georgia, I enrolled at UGA in its Masters of Social Work program to pursue being a therapist.
From my professional and personal experience, I believe a person-centered and strengths-based approach can be extremely beneficial. I want to walk alongside my clients in their life journey to provide psychoeducation, support, and empowerment. My goal is to provide a safe space where people can express themselves free of judgment and shame. I draw from different therapeutic approaches, such as acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
So, whether you are looking for support, empowerment, or you just want to talk, feel free to reach out!
Master of Social Work
University of Georgia (2021)
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
University of Southern California (2017)