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 am here to support you in taking solid steps in the direction that you desire. We need a safe space to express ourselves, receive support without judgment, and be equipped by a professional with the tools to assess and move forward. Creating this space underpins my practice.

My areas of specialty are addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, burnout, and life transitions. I offer individual therapy, and my treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing (MI), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness therapy.

  • PTSD
  • 불안 장애
  • 우울증
  • 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