He/Him/His
MA, LCPC, LPCC

I am open to new clients at this time.

Hello! My name is Sam (he/him/his), and I have been a Professional Counselor since 2018. I am a Korean-American, Cisgender, Gay man, and I am very passionate about working with clients at the intersection of BIPOC and Queer Identities. I am familiar with issues that impact College Students, Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and people with Eating Disorders. I enjoy working with adults 18-45 who are struggling Grief, Anxiety, and Trauma. Most of my clients will at some point hear me talk about defining one’s values, how to be more self-compassionate, and the benefits of mindfulness. We will hopefully laugh a lot as well! I have a background in practicing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and recently became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

In my own words, therapy is a place where we can soften the noise that prevents us from listening to ourselves. Everyone has a valuable sense of intuition that should be honored. And when that inner wisdom is validated, it can unlock so many pathways to healing and becoming our truest selves. All of you and your identities are welcome in my practice, and I hope that you feel comfortable to show me the most important parts of your self.

I am always working towards a culturally humble approach to engaging with clients, I believe that it is possible to be healthy at any size, and that social justice and racial equity work are core components of being a competent mental health professional. Thank you in advance for allowing me into the vulnerable spaces in your life as we brave the therapy journey together! I am licensed to work with clients anywhere in Illinois and Ohio.

Hello! My name is Sam (he/him/his), and I have been a Professional Counselor since 2018. I am a Korean-American, Cisgender, Gay man, and I am very passionate about working with clients at the intersection of BIPOC and Queer Identities. I am familiar with issues that impact College Students, Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and people with Eating Disorders. I enjoy working with adults 18-45 who are struggling Grief, Anxiety, and Trauma. Most of my clients will at some point hear me talk about defining one’s values, how to be more self-compassionate, and the benefits of mindfulness. We will hopefully laugh a lot as well! I have a background in practicing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and recently became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

In my own words, therapy is a place where we can soften the noise that prevents us from listening to ourselves. Everyone has a valuable sense of intuition that should be honored. And when that inner wisdom is validated, it can unlock so many pathways to healing and becoming our truest selves. All of you and your identities are welcome in my practice, and I hope that you feel comfortable to show me the most important parts of your self.

I am always working towards a culturally humble approach to engaging with clients, I believe that it is possible to be healthy at any size, and that social justice and racial equity work are core components of being a competent mental health professional. Thank you in advance for allowing me into the vulnerable spaces in your life as we brave the therapy journey together! I am licensed to work with clients anywhere in Illinois and Ohio.

Clients I Work With

Individuals 18+, Groups

Areas of Focus

  • ADHD/ADD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image/Dysmorphia
  • Depression or other difficulties with mood
  • Dissociation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Harm Reduction
  • Help for Professionals/Therapists
  • Kink/BDSM
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodiversity
  • Polyamorous/Alternative Relationships
  • Religious Trauma
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sexual or other Physical Abuse/Assault Victims
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma/PTSD

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness Therapy

Insurance & Payments

I am in-network with BCBS (PPO, Blue Choice PPO, and Blue Choice Options) and Aetna (PPO, POS, Choice, and CVS Health HMO). For out-of-network insurance, I can provide you with superbills to get reimbursed by your insurance company. I can take self-pay and/or sliding scale clients.