Q1. Where is your private practice located?
We are located in Gwanghwamun, Seoul close to Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek and online.
Q2. Do you offer online services?
Yes, we offer psychological evaluations, psychotherapy, and executive function coaching online using HIPAA and GDPR compliant technology.
Q3. Do you accept health insurance?
We accept most international health insurance plans. We will need the front and back of your health insurance plan as well as date of birth. At times, we may need a referral from a psychiatist.
Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
We recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
Q4. What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept US and Korean cash, wire transfers, and US and Korean credits card (subject to an additional transaction fee).
Q5. What is the difference between a neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluation?
A neuropsychological evaluation is used to measure brain functioning, specifically an individual’s ability to remember, learn, understand, and execute behaviors. This type of evaluation is conducted when a person is experiencing changes in their daily functioning such as paying attention, remembering information, being able to recall certain facts or events, and carry out tasks or goals.
A psychoeducational evaluation is used to measure the relationship between a learner’s cognitive and academic functioning. This type of evaluation is used when a learner is having difficulty meeting educational goals. Usually these are related to reading, writing, math, or visual spatial processing difficulties.
Both types of evaluations involve a clinical interview, about two to six hours of evaluating the individual, and a feedback session explaining the findings along with a detailed report delineating interventions.
Q6. What are executive functions?
Executive functions are a group of neurocognitive skills that involve working memory, response inhibition, and set shifting. Working memory involves the ability to understand information and then manipulate it, which is then used. Response inhibition is the ability to filter out distractions in one’s environment. Set shifting is the ability to fluidly move from one task to another.
Q7. I’ve never been to psychotherapy. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to psychotherapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.