SADY KIM, LCSW PSYCHOTHERAPY LLC
Montclair, New Jersey
"who looks outside, dreams. who looks inside, awakes." -Carl Jung
Psychotherapy is a process that allows for healing and meaningful connection both within yourself and in your relationships with others. As your therapist I would take great care in hearing your story and in providing a compassionate space where you can share and explore what you need. I work with individuals, couples, and families across a spectrum of identities and backgrounds on their path toward wholeness.
I practice primarily from a relational psychodynamic lens, meaning I believe the therapeutic relationship is the primary source through which healing and change occurs. I believe that we are complex beings with many parts and that harmony with all parts of ourselves is possible. My therapeutic style is warm, supportive, and strongly influenced by mindfulness practice. I also draw from internal family systems, narrative therapy, and body/somatic perspectives in our work together.
I have tremendous respect for the therapeutic relationship and each person's story. I believe that developing insight into your own inner life allows for deeper recovery and meaning making. I welcome you to come as you are with any uncertainties, frustrations, or turmoil. All of your experiences matter in this process of living your life with greater ease and purpose.
Individual therapy can allow you to develop a stronger sense of self, deepen your relationships with others, and heal from trauma. Past struggles and current patterns of feelings and thoughts can cause strain on your sense of self and your relationships. I primarily work from a relational psychodynamic orientation and also include my training from narrative therapy, internal family systems, and somatic experiencing (body work). I specialize in working with adults with complex trauma, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. I also work with parents on their own issues in the context of supporting their child.
CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
My approach with children is warm, playful, and welcoming. I work closely with parents to help understand the struggles your child might be experiencing. I am trained in play therapy and sandtray which helps us to understand your child's unique worldview. We'll identify changes that can be made to improve your child's daily experience. I have a background working in schools and am available to consult and partner with your child's educational team. I also specialize in working with adolescents around teen issues of social media, self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, and peer issues.
In couples therapy, I will help you and your partner identify your relational goals and work on practical skills to achieve them. My approach to couples therapy uses the understanding of attachment theory and psychobiology to facilitate co-regulation between partners and move the couple to a secure-functioning relationship. This approach allows couples to better understand and appreciate each others needs and helps the couple get "unstuck" from cycles of unproductive arguing. Through this work you and your partner will be able to create a deeper, meaningful connection, and a shared vision for your relationship.
Sady Kim, MSW, LCSW (She/Her)
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New Jersey and I work with adults, children/adolescents, and couples. I am deeply committed to the work of social justice and anti-racism. I consciously work to include this in all aspects of my life.
Alumni: Smith College School for Social Work
Interests: Mindfulness, Hiking, Poetry