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Caring support. effective solutions. new beginnings.

Adaptable Human Solutions (AHS) has made a real difference in Korea through our multilingual offerings, high standards of care and uncompromising values.

Without a doubt it is our team at AHS that has made this difference. Having such talented and authentic people on our team has made AHS an inspiring place where passion and purpose naturally flow all throughout our work.

However, we would be nothing without our clients. We believe we serve the best clients in the world – from all over the world! Diversity is not just a value at AHS, it is our DNA.

AHS Team and Therapists

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Victor E. Frankl

Noreen Jaden | Founder​

  • Advanced Corporate Coaching Program (CCU)
  • Business Coaching Essentials Certificate (CCU)
  • Registered Psychologist License (Alberta, Canada)
  • Master of Science, Marriage & Family Therapy (Loma Linda University)
  • Graduate Certificate, Family Life Education (Loma Linda University)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (University of Alberta)

I started Adaptable Human Solutions with an ambition to provide a space for both individuals and organizations to imagine and create new possibilities. A place where new ideas emerge, transformation occurs, and synergy is found within and between individuals and teams.

I am a firm believer that work should be more than a means to an end and is one more place that we can live out our purpose and experience with great meaning in our lives. With a vision of seeing others step more fully into their places of highest contribution, I blend my background as a Canadian psychologist, business leader and consultant to catalyze change.

Little thrills me more, professionally and personally, than having the privilege of seeing people more fully step into the lives they believe they were meant to live, embracing their passion and purpose. When I am privileged to be alongside them in their journey as leaders, entrepreneurs, or individuals, hearing of the joy this brings them and viewing the upward cycle of their development and contributions to their organizations is an amazing experience.

As a psychologist turned entrepreneur/business coach/consultant, I am passionate about merging all kinds of development models for unique and best outcomes. As conversations are facilitated and new thought processes are triggered, possibilities are expanded and in this space, new ideas, projects and businesses are born. My personal journey has transformed into one of supporting other entrepreneurs, start-ups, and leaders of larger business in process alignment as well as personal alignment.

If I had to sum up my coaching/consulting in one word, it would be “alignment” as it is often about aligning processes, people, and programs to experience and deliver the greatest value. Whether I am actively coaching, coming from a place of leading my organization, or just living in my community this is likely one of my own highest places of contribution and truly a place of meaning for me.

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Alignment Coaching (values alignment, business process/strategic alignment, organizational alignment)
  • Entrepreneurial/Start-up Coaching
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United States
  • Canada
  1. In the time of COVID-19, we spend more time around the dining table – with home-cooked meals, to be sure, but also enjoying rousing games of table tennis.
  2. My strong sense of curiosity about people and the places they live has taken me to well over 60 countries, with the beautiful country of Bhutan being the latest.
  3. In 2009, I was honored to become an Honorary Seoul Citizen.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Victor E. Frankl

Therapists

Elizabeth Schnobrich Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (USA) & Clinical Director

  • Licensed Psychologist (Nevada, Virginia, Minnesota, USA)
  • Certification in Kazdin’s Parent Management Training (Yale University: Yale Parenting Center)
  • Critical Incident Response Training/Crisis Response Provider (Crisis Care Network)
  • Doctorate in Psychology, Clinical Psychology (Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, USA)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Communications (St. Olaf College, USA)
  • Children, adolescents, and adults
  • Parents and families
  • Anxiety and depression
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions and grief

As a clinical psychologist for 15+ years, I have extensive experience in providing therapy to a wide variety of clients all over the world.  I am a trained professional, dedicated to help you wherever you are on your journey. Whatever your unique struggles may be, we will work together as a team to help you overcome your distinct difficulties. I employ an eclectic approach designed to fit the individual needs of each client, utilizing a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Based, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Strength Based, and more. I am here to help you reach your full potential and enjoy life to its fullest.

I also provide assistance for parents and families. As a parent, as well as a professional, I have found parenting to be the most challenging and rewarding job one can face. We all encounter struggles as a parent and I’m here to work with you and your family in order to improve communication, relationships, and quality of life. Whether you are going through a difficult transition stage with your child, extreme behavioral problems, or anything in between, I am here to help. I provide concrete, step-by-step strategies for parenting your unique child in the most effective ways possible, using proven methods.

  • United States
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • I have three wonderful children.
  • We love to go camping as a family.
  • I am a proud military spouse, which has allowed us to travel and move all over the world.
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy… Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
– Brené Brown
Young Pak Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Arkansas, USA)
  • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (ACU)
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology (ACU)
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I believe that therapy is a whole-person process involving one’s emotional experiences, intelligence, and interpersonal processes. I see my role as to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental, and empathetic working space for clients to tell their stories and actively engage their own generative thinking processes and problem-solving creativity that may have been too stressed and overwhelmed from everyday life. I engage therapy as a focused, co-constructive dialogue that offers an opportunity for clients to externalize their thoughts and examine them from a different perspective.

Clients can then gain a level of objectivity and use my responses to more accurately gauge their way of dealing with their current situation and arising issues. Therapy is an opportunity to identify with an empathetic therapist, the small changes to implement in a client’s life can lead to more significant transformation. People learn through the direct experience of being treated differently by another and through themselves behaving differently with the therapist.

I integrate several different therapeutic approaches to facilitate this focused effort including: CBT, solution-focused therapy, Bowenian systems therapy, narrative therapy, and Haley & Madanes strategic approach. The therapeutic techniques that come from these models mainly serve as tools to bolster a client’s focus and use their naturally occurring healing processes. I use an integrative approach in order to specially design techniques and procedures to fit the unique needs of each client. I have also seen that a client’s faith in therapy, hope’s for the process, and involvement in work are an important key to achieving successful therapeutic outcomes.

  • Adolescence and related family issues
  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency
  • Anger Management
  • Cross-cultural relationships
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Expatriate issues – transition-adaptation-wellness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Individuals Couples and Families
  • Interpersonal Conflicts
  • Recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Self-Esteem Issues
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  • Denver, CO
  • Abilene, TX
  • Searcy, AR
  • Seoul
  • Suwon
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  • In the 3rd grade, when my teacher asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I said, “I wanted to be a cowboy…or a therapist.” I’m glad one of those worked out.
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You aren’t alive if you aren’t in need.
– Henry Cloud

Canadian Certified Counselor (CCC)
KPA Certified Counselor

  • Canadian Certified Counselor (CCC, Canada)
  • Certified Counselor (KPA, South Korea)
  • MA – Counseling Psychology, Trinity Western University
  • BA – Psychology, Trinity Western University
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I feel privileged to be in the counseling room with my clients who are investing the courage to share their own stories and deepest emotions, and taking steps to make positive changes in their lives.

I have worked with international students, immigrants and locals in the multicultural city of Vancouver, Canada. My clients were children, adolescents, their parents and other adults with a wide variety of personal issues. Along with other ethical standards, I believe understanding and respecting the unique cultural and personal backgrounds of my clients is essential in developing effective therapeutic relationships with them. My own experience of being raised in two distinct cultures has helped increase my awareness of and respect toward individuals who come from different backgrounds, and who might be facing the challenges of adapting to a completely alien culture.

In terms of my therapeutic approach, my goal is to practice integrative counseling, which goes beyond eclectic counseling. I believe the most effective counseling demands openness and the flexibility to modify different strategies on the part of the therapist, which will fit the unique needs and the situation of the individual client. Having said that, the theories that resonate most closely with my therapeutic approach are person-centered and family systems. I value individuals as unique and believe that we are constantly choosing in spite of having embedded influences from our formative years. Some of the interventions I use – depending on the individual situation of the client – include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Existential Therapy and Art Therapy.

Although many clients might perceive my role as that of a ‘healer,’ I would like to think of my clients as “fellow travelers” instead of making distinctions between clients and therapists (Irvin D. Yalom).

  • Cross-cultural families
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Adolescents and young adults
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Assertiveness training
  • Career counseling
  • Bilingual (English and Korean)
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  • Canada
  • South Korea
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I am one of those people who need a certain amount of sleep in order to function well the next day. According to my friends, I become a completely different person after 11pm, and I say things that do not make sense or are difficult to understand.

Whenever I bake healthy cookies or muffins, my family and friends have one bite, and only one bite… not because they don’t taste good, but because they are too healthy!

Our family has two lovely dogs named Cheolsu and Younghee.

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
– Carl Jung
Jill Dunbar Certified Clinical Psychologist

Certified Clinical Psychologist

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Master of Science, Human Cognitive Neuropsychology (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Master of Arts, Psychology (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Within the therapy room my aim is to provide a safe and judgement free space where we can explore life’s challenges together, reflecting and problem solving as we go.

I am individualized and person centered in my approach. Every client and every situation is different and there is no “one size fits all” approach to life or to working towards positive mental wellbeing. I believe that therapy is a joint venture whereby we work together to better understand the presenting problems and underlying difficulties in the context of life experiences, developmental history and current circumstances.

I have a wealth of experience working with adjustment, whether that be adjusting to changes of life circumstance, health changes or diagnosis, dealing with uncertainty or grieving for a variety of losses.

I use an integrated therapeutic approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Health Anxiety
  • Adjustment to life changing illness/diagnosis
  • Adjustment to neurological conditions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • United Kingdom
  • South Korea
  • I love animals! I have one little cat called Coco who moved with us from Scotland to South Korea and has settled into her new lifestyle very well.
  • I also love to travel and one of my favorite activities is to plan a new travelling adventure.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
– Carl Jung
Allison Archer Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

  • Play Therapy Graduate Certificate (University of Wyoming)
  • National Board Certified Counselor Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Washington, USA)
  • Military and Trauma Counselor Graduate Certificate (East Carolina University)
  • Master of Science of Counselor Education (East Carolina University)
  • Bachelor of Science (Belmont Abbey College)

I believe the therapeutic alliance between a client and clinician can be a place for peace, healing, and processing the unpredictable world that we live in. My approach to therapy is founded in Client Centered Therapy meaning I believe the therapeutic relationship is key. The therapeutic alliance created during counseling is meant to honor the diversity and unique needs of my clients, therapy is tailored to the needs of the individual or family. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Centered Play Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, and Expressive Art Therapy techniques which I integrate to assist clients in reaching their goals.

  • Children
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Military families
  • LGBTQIA
  • North Carolina, USA
  • Washigton, USA
  • Asan Techno Valley, South Korea
  • I love exploring and learning about new things, places, and people.
  • I have two large dogs named Adelaide and Nico who are here in Korea with me and my spouse.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admitted the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
– Maya Angelou

Board-Certified and Registered Art Therapist & Licensed Creative Art Therapist

  • Board-Certified and Registered Art Therapist (Art Therapy Credential Board, USA)
  • Licensed Creative Art Therapist (New York State Department of Education, USA)
  • Masters of Arts in Art Therapy (New York University, USA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Theory & English Language and Literature (Hong Ik University, South Korea)

I join my client’s unique healing journey with integrated holistic approach of art therapy, talk therapy, psychodynamic theory, relational-cultural therapy, client-centered therapy, mindfulness practice, CBT and DBT techniques. Client is the expert of their own journey and I come in with my own experiences, insights, and wisdom in life as well as professional knowledge. I am here to guide you, walk alongside you, and sometimes push you in your healing journey.

I believe every person is an artist in a way, picturing and writing their own stories. In art therapy, there is neither right or wrong ways of making art, nor good or bad artist. I encourage my clients to use art as one of communication methods. Sometimes it’s hard to express oneself in a verbal language and we need some time to understand what’s going on inside us. During the art making process, clients can start to understand themselves, gain new perspectives, gain a sense of mastery and achievement, learn and develop distress tolerance skills, coping skills, organizational skills, and self-soothing skills. In one’s healing journey, art can be used as a safe and strong tool.

  • Art Therapy
  • Children, adolescent, young adults
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma
  • For a certain period of my life, I knew how to play an oboe, a violin, a piano, a sogeum (Korean traditional musical instrument), and an ukulele.
  • My least favorite art medium is watercolor paints because it’s too watery and hard to control for me. Still, I often challenge myself to use watercolor in self-care. It helps to accept who I am, my vulnerability, weakness, frustration, and to practice letting things go.
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We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.
– J.K. Rowling

Certified Counseling Psychologist

  • Certified Counseling Psychologist (KCPA, South Korea)
  • Doctorate in Developmental Psychology (Florida International University, USA)
  • Master of Science, Counseling/Counselor Education (Indiana University, USA)
  • BA – Psychology, Ewha Womans University (South Korea)

I believe that one of my critical roles as a therapist is to help clients accept themselves as they are. Because, only then, clients can garner the strength currently immobilized yet already inherent in themselves, which enables them to solve difficulties they bring. Through sessions, when clients feel that a therapist – the other person – is interested in, ready to listen to, and shows respect to their stories, when they feel understood and empathized by a therapist, when they achieve more accurate, realistic, kind awareness of themselves and their worlds with the aid of a therapist, and, finally, when they put insights gained into action not only in the safe context of therapy but also in everyday life, I believe that clients can reach a new, better self-understanding and self-acceptance, which may turn a “crisis” into a “chance” for more fulfilling, satisfying life.

I employ an integrative approach in order to fit the unique needs of each client, drawing from a variety of approaches including Psychodynamic (Object-Relations), Attachment-Based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). My therapeutic approach is integrative as well in the sense that all the learnings, trainings, experiences, and insights I have so far acquired, not only as a therapist but also as a person, are blended together into the way I view my clients, their struggles and pains, thereby into the strategy I establish for therapeutic goals and procedures as well. I believe that in the end, we – a client or a therapist – all are just fellow human beings who are dealing with a challenge called life.

  • Adults
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Interpersonal Conflicts
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Adjustment to Transitions
  • Trauma
  • I’m a movie buff, and I love writing movie critiques for my blog friends.
We all are only becoming in life
– Carl Rogers

Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Louisiana, USA)
  • Master of Education Counseling (Southeastern Louisiana University)
  • Bachelor of Arts Social Work with a Minor in Sociology (Southeastern Louisiana University)

My practice is guided by the following principles: Everyone has the ability to change and readiness is based on each individual; It is my role to provide a safe environment in which clients can authentically examine any unhealthy coping strategies and replace them with healthy, more productive coping strategies; Collaboratively work with clients to increase self-awareness and facilitate reaching a healthy potential.

The therapeutic modalities that influence my work include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Systems Theory and Mindfulness Approaches.

  • Children, adolescents, and families
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma (Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence)
  • Military Family Issues
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • College Track and Field Athlete
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Taekwondo
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they are never weakness.
– Brene’ Brown

Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MA – Marriage and Family Counseling in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MA – Biblical Counseling in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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I believe that true healing occurs when a person feels heard and accepted in relationship. An importance part of counseling process is to build a safe relationship where clients become who they really are. By doing so, I have observed that clients find their own directions and meaning of life. I have joy of knowing and understanding people and willingness to bear their struggles together.

I use various counseling approaches including Client-Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavior therapy and EMDR.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Traumas
  • Acculturation issues
  • Spirituality
  • Biblical counseling
  • I love soccer. Every world cup season makes me excited!

We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.
– Carl Rogers

Certified Clinical Psychologist Certified Mental Health Psychologist, Lv1

  • Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, University of Washington (Seattle, USA)
  • Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Seoul National University
  • Certified Clinical Psychologist, Korean Clinical Psychology Association
  • Certified Mental Health Psychologist, Lv1, Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare

I desire to create a space where you can be authentic and assured that your life obstacles or even vulnerability will be engaged with the utmost respect. I believe that a nonjudgmental, caring space of our own can be an amazing catalyst for growth. As a counselor, I enjoy empowering my clients and helping them build on their strengths so that they can overcome personal challenges. My goal is for you to experience the freedom that comes through counseling and processing life circumstances together. We all have unique stories, and I would be honored to hear yours, should you choose to share it with me.

My approach draws primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on solving current problems and modifying unhelpful thoughts and behavior patterns. However, I am flexible with my therapy approach and adapt different ones based on the needs of my client so that I can effectively assist them in reaching their counseling goals. I am committed to helping my clients improve their mental health and find peace in their life.

I have a wealth of experiences working with adolescents in life transition, school adjustments, self-harm behaviors, anger issues, peer relationships, family problems. Also, I have experiences with adults to assist adjustment, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and stress management.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Child and Adolescent Behavior
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Stress Management
  • South Korea
  • I lived in the United States from 2008 to 2015
  • I love to travel! and most of my trips are unplanned.
  • I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going on walks, experimenting with new recipes.

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
– Theodore Roosevelt

Emilie Staryak Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Arkansas, USA)
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Master of Science, Clinical Community Counseling (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Bachelor of Science (Drake University)

I believe that everyone can benefit from counseling. Whether a person is in crisis, suffering from long-term struggles, or simply wants to learn more about themselves, something can be gained from an genuine, honest, and nonjudgmental counseling relationship.

I approach therapy from the Cognitive Behavioral perspective that by identifying and changing patterns of thought and behavior, a person can begin to change the way they feel. When integrating CBT with other approaches designed specifically for that client, as well as a genuine counseling relationship, the client and I can begin to see a more full picture of the issues that brought the person in, explore arising issues, and begin the process of change.

  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Military families
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Coping skills
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Play Therapy
  • Child/Adolescent and Parent Relationships
  • Child and Adolescent Behavior
  • Parenting Skills
  • Mindfulness
  • I lived in Seoul and provided counseling for AHS clients from 2010-2012. I currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • I have always been an animal lover and have owned many pets. Right now I only have a rescued dog, Marley and rescued cat, Tigres.
  • I have moved a total 17 times in my life.

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.
– Shannon L. Alder

정승환 Certified Clinical Psychologist

Certified Clinical Psychologist

  • 임상심리전문가
  • 정신보건임상심리사1급
  • 게슈탈트상담전문가
  • 석사 – 임상심리학: 연세대학교

모든 사람은 그 자체로 존중받아야 한다고 생각합니다. 내담자의 자기실현과 행복한 삶을 돕는 것이 상담자의 역할입니다. 치료는 관계를 통해 체험적으로 일어나는 것이며, 자신의 모습을 있는 그대로 알아차리면서도 수용하도록 돕고, 자기 자신이 자신의 삶의 진정한 주체가 되도록 하는 과정이 상담에서 이루어집니다. 주 치료 접근법으로 게슈탈트치료, 정신분석, 애착이론, 인지행동치료 등을 사용합니다.

  • 우울
  • 불안
  • 대인관계
  • 아동 양육
  • 부부관계치료
  • EAP
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  • 취미는 바둑과 여행, 자건거타기이며 조만간 수영을 배울 계획입니다.

진인사 대천명(盡人事待天命) 어떤 일이든지 자신의 노력으로 최선을 다한 뒤에 그 성공의 여부는 하늘의 뜻에 따라 겸허하게 받아들인다. 고중작락(苦中作樂) 괴로움 가운데도 즐거움이 있다.

Danielle Chapman Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Certified Play Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Certified Play Therapist

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Certified Play Therapist (Kansas, USA)
  • Masters of Science, Family therapy (Friends University)
  • Bachelors of Arts, Psychology and Criminal Justice (Wichita State University)

I am passionate about my work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced trauma, relationship issues, grief, and are struggling with behavioral issues. I am well-versed in Play Therapy, Sandtray, and more. Play is the natural language of change for children who have difficulty articulating their needs.

I believe that each person’s journey is unique which is why tailor my work to the particular needs of each person. A trusting relationship is key to evaluating our needs and using our strength for overcoming life-limiting challenges.

My down-to-earth approach and humor have been vital in the success of my clients. It can be time to make the changes you want. I enjoy helping people learn new coping skills, stress management, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques. With respect and ease, I will join you on your path to a healthier life.

  • Children of all ages
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma
  • School Issues
  • Relational Issues
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • England
  • USA
  • South Korea
  • I have visited over 25 countries
  • I was a college athlete and got invited to the Olympic Trials
 

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
– Dumbledore

Andrea Wigfield Licensed Social Worker

Licensed Social Worker

  • Licensed Social Worker (Minnesota, USA)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Social Work (Winona State University, USA)

I believe in a client-centered approach that creates a caring and nonjudgmental space for people to heal, grow, and change in their own way, at their own pace – working together to create a healthier life. I am committed to individualizing each client’s therapeutic experience, recognizing the courage that it takes to ask for help, and providing an empathetic and comfortable environment.

Using client-centered and strengths-based approaches, I like to build a strong relationship with each client in order to address their individual needs and meet them where they are. I am passionate about helping clients gain the tools and resources they need to grow and thrive while building a therapeutic relationship through collaboration and trust.

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • School issues
  • Stress management
  • Coping skills
  • I have four amazing children who keep our family very busy with their many sporting events.
  • I grew up on a farm and learned how to drive a tractor when I was way too young!
  • I enjoy baking and cooking for others.

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.
-Bob Goff

Canadian Certified Counsellor Joy Choi

Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.)

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (Canada)
  • Master of Counselling, Briercrest Seminary (Canada)
  • BA in Social Welfare, Youngnam Theological University (Korea)

I care and want to encourage you that there is hope and a way for your life concerns and difficulties. I specialize in Trauma/PTSD, Emotional overwhelming, OCD & Anxiety-related disorders, and Narcissistic Abuse. My focus is on helping people understand how our body and nervous systems remember our painful experiences and helping them live their lives in the present and feel connected within themselves. I draw from an eclectic range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities and lead with Attachment-based and Trauma-informed approaches. Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing are the effective tools that I utilize in counselling sessions. 

I lived in Korea until I became a young adult, and I am currently living in Canada with my husband and four beautiful children. I am aware of the foreign life, excitement, and challenges of living in other cultures, especially focusing on raising children to embrace their authentic selves and the way they are. Living in multiple cultures often challenges our agenda as to who we are, and it is an uneasy journey to search for our authentic selves beautifully and uniquely enough to have several different cultural identities.

One of the most important factors to succeed in therapy is “the therapeutic fit” between the counsellor and the client. Our relationship matters and it is very important for you to feel safe and connected. I am here for you to feel validated and be seen and heard. I would be privileged to listen to your story and work with you to find healing, hope and positive solutions.

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Emotional overwhelming 
  • OCD & Anxiety-related disorders
  • Narcissistic Abuse 
  • Life transitions, and grief 
  • Stress and anger management 
  • Cross-cultural families and cultural adjustment
  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • I truly love nature and enjoy travelling and cooking, hiking, and camping with my family when I am not at work.

The essence of trauma is a disconnect from the self. Therefore, the essence of healing is not just uncovering one’s past but reconnecting with oneself in the present.
– Dr. Gabor Mate

Black and white photo of SeoJung

Associated Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Resident Level

  • Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Illinois, USA)
  • Masters of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy (Wheaton College)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities)

Various reasons encourage people to seek therapy. My aim, as I meet each individual or family, is to connect with them where they are and to let them know that they are seen and heard. I strive in creating an environment that allows people to be and express themselves to help this therapeutic experience be a valuable experience.

Some of the main approaches that I use are Bowenian family systems theory, Emotion Focused therapy, and Narrative therapy. I also use play therapy with children.

  • Children of all ages
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Parent and Child relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Third Culture Kids

I can speak three different languages and each language brings out a different side of me.

Once you are real you can’t be ugly again, except to people who don’t understand.
– from The Velveteen Rabbit

*To guide you in your decision for best fit, we’ve provided each therapist’s rate. Our fees reflect the therapists clinical background, training, and demand for their services. We endeavor to provide services across a wide spectrum so our fees range between 90,000KRW to 390,000KRW (+10% VAT). 

Black and white photo of Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee | Managing Director​

Sarah has been with AHS since 2009 and is the current Managing Director responsible for overall strategy and management. Sarah is keen to encourage and enhance innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship to bring the best quality care to clients. Passionate about working with people, and a desire to do something meaningful lead Sarah to AHS in order to make a difference in people’s lives.

Happiness starts with you. Not with your relationships, with your job, not with your money, but with you.
– Unknown

Enriching lives. Advancing organizations.

Counseling Services

INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, COUPLE

Organizational Services

EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT & WELLNESS

Bldg 101, Suite #2502
Lotte Castle President
109 Mapo DaeRo
Mapo Gu, Seoul
South Korea
04146

Suite #1205, 
Odyssey Eagle III
46 Anjeongsunhwanro
104beongil, 
Paengsung-eup
Pyeongtaek-si, Gyunggi-do
South Korea

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