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Kelsey Chang-Kim, LCSW

Kelsey Chang-Kim, LCSW


Licensed in CA #109903
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, Health Net/MHN, Blue Shield of CA
I strongly believe that we all have the inner resources it takes to gain control over our thoughts and emotions.

My Therapy Style

I believe in a collaborative, Strengths-based, Psychodynamic approach that starts with searching for the root of what you're struggling with. Once we understand ourselves and our contexts better, we are more equipped to find resolutions or relief in the here and now. We will work towards your goals in a way that feels productive yet not overwhelming. Throughout our time, I will tailor my approach to best fit you and your goals. I strongly believe that we all have the inner resources it takes to gain control over our thoughts and emotions—we just need to unlock the toolkit and integrate it into our daily lives, and I'm here to help!

Education & Training

BA - Psychology, Chapman University

MA - Leadership Development, Chapman University

MA - Social Work, Tulane University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

My passion for the mental health field stemmed from my love for my younger brother who has Autism. I’ve always wanted to help people who felt like they were silently struggling or didn’t have a voice. The more I learned about therapy and experienced it for myself, the more motivated I became to be better equipped to help others in their greatest times of need.

What are your interests outside of work?

I have my own small business doing wedding photography! I love all things boba and dog-related!

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Exercising self-awareness of my mental, emotional, and physical capacity, and respecting, and listening to my mind and body.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Together We Rise is all about loving young ones in the foster care system and providing experiences and other necessities to help them feel valued.

How do you recharge?

Snuggling with my dog and husband while napping or playing games!