Sujin Ma

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (CA, USA)
  • Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (American Dance Therapy Association, USA)
  • Registered somatic movement therapist (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association, USA)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy based on Movement and Dance Practitioner (Tamalpa Institute, USA)
  • Professional School Counselor (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, South Korea)
  • Ph.D. Candidate: Expressive Therapies (Lesley University, USA)
  • Master of Arts: Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration in Dance/Movement Therapy and Body Psychotherapy (Naropa University, USA)
  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology (Ajou University, South Korea)

I have been practicing as a therapist for 8 years, specializing in trauma recovery therapy through body-centered and expressive arts therapy. I have worked with trauma survivors from all ages, races, income levels, abled bodies, languages, LGBTQ+, unhoused person, war victims, people living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, refugees, immigrants, and people from many different countries and religious backgrounds. I am an Asian, Korean, a woman of color, and expat.   

Have you felt disconnected from yourself and others? Do you find it difficult to trust yourself and others and build meaningful relationships? Have you tried to fill in the voids in your heart with drink, work, shopping, sex, or emotional eating? This is a common and very painful experience for trauma survivors, particularly those who have undergone relational and developmental trauma.  

What if you didn’t have to feel this way? There is a way to relieve the lingering impacts of trauma stored in the body and mind.   

I have learned that body-centered psychotherapy and expressive arts therapy are the most effective tools to help trauma survivors. Clients have gained a sense of safety, pleasure, and satisfaction in their lives as their control over their body and environment has strengthened through sensory awareness, relaxation, grounding exercise, movement exploration, arts making, creative writing, and talk therapy. My passion is to support you in building happier relationships with yourself and others.  

Are you ready to make a change? Contact me, and we’ll get started on your journey together!  

  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance use disorder
  • Lack of meaningful
  • relationship
  • Expatriates
  • Immigrants
  • Adoptees
  • Chronic illness

South Korea, United States, India

I practice yoga, Pansori (Korean traditional opera), and sitar (Indian traditional instrument) in my free time.

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
– Carl Rogers