Thank you for visiting this website. My name is Minhee J. Cho and I am a child, marriage and family therapist. I hope that you’ll gain some ideas about my philosophy of counseling for children, teens, adults, couples, and family. While we live this life, we easily find out that “life can be difficult”.
This realization can challenge you when you do not know how to understand, process and handle. When children, teens, adults, couples and family enter into new experience, change or life transitions, we all find out that we need “help” and “support”. I believe that life challenges gives us an opportunity to explore and learn about self, immediate relationships, family, and our community. Counseling can provide an environment for you to process these challenges in comfort, security, and safety.
Counseling may seem foreign to you. I believe that every one of us have the capacity to adjust, learn and process our life issues. Even young children question, express, and find solutions with their life challenges and changes. Counseling can be a place for growth, healing, and change. Your current behaviors, thoughts, and feelings are naturally related to your history (past) and it will bring you to the hope (future), and thus counseling can help you understand where you are, who you are, and how to bring change and adjustment in your life.
Minhee J. Cho, M. Ed., MS, LMFTA
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~ Maya Angelou
I work with children who are struggling with numerous circumstances including anxiety, depression, adjustment, grief-loss, perfectionism and social skills.
My warm and fun attitude helps to create an easy connection with children. When I work with children, I use various methods including Experiential therapy, Play therapy, Sandplay therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In Playtherapy, I use games, art, toys, and a sand tray in order for children to choose their favorite tools to express, project and process their feelings, thoughts and actions. I focus on children’s strength as a resource while they are working on emotional and/or behavioral issues.
I am empathic and supportive but firm with safe limits. Because parents or guardians are the main supporters in the lives of children, thus I encourage them to provide the supportive environment for children. As I work with children, I will guide parents and guardians in ways to communicate with their children.