Staff

Jeannie Moon

Director, Pastor

Director, Elim Counseling Center for Family and Community
Pastor, the United Methodist Church

As a Deacon Pastor of the United Methodist Church, I am called to a ministry where I can witness and serve Christ beyond the local church and extend God’s love and justice to the hurting and the needy. I am a graduate from the Claremont School of Theology in Pomona, California where I studied Spiritual Formation and Theology. In addition to a call to be an Ordained Pastor, I felt called to become a Spiritual Director after my own journey in Spiritual Direction. I am currently obtaining a certificate of Spiritual Direction from the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. As a Spiritual Director, I desire to create a space for God and others to draw closer together, letting the Holy Spirit be the true Director and accompanying them to listen and discern the different aspects of their experience where God is at work.

LCSW #74201

Columbia University School of Social Work, 1989
Light The Way Counseling Center, NJ 2007-2016

I am a multi-cultural and a bilingual(Korean) therapist. I have over 20 years of
experience working with diverse groups of people from all walks of life.  I have deep
respect for the uniqueness of every client I work with. I am eager to tackle the new
challenge in that each client brings and so looking forward to learning from each client.

 

I work in a structured manner by setting measurable goals from the very beginning and
I encourage self-efficacy and independence in all of my clients. It is a great joy for me to
see that my clients no longer need my assistance, as they become independent and
own who they are and the strengths they have.

Janet Choung, MS MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Associate #89644

I believe emotions and mental health have big part in our being and relationships, which guides the direction of our lives, despite our job, education and circumstance.  And therefore, I have a passion to work with people, meeting them where they are, sitting down and understanding them, especially those who are open and seeking healing.  Though I have jumped into this field a bit late, I am excited to do this work, and ready to dive into the work of self-reflection for hope and changes.  It is a privilege and an honor to meet each client, to see if we can work together towards independence, peace and better relationships.  

 

Education:  MSMFT, Fuller Theological Seminary.  

Work Experience:  Korean Community Services in Buena Park, CA

The Elizabeth Hospice in Escondido, CA. 

Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and Certified PREP/ENRICH Facilitator.  

Bi-lingual in Korean.

Interest and strengths:  Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Pre-Marital & Marital Counseling, Individual, Family, Parenting, Children, Teens, with CBT and Christian Counseling perspective

Sook Kyoung Kwon

MA, Expressive Arts Therapist

strongly believe that we are all artists in authentic way. People have been using the arts to express our thoughts and feelings throughout the human history. Personally, I have experienced the healing power of arts that brought change and growth into my life. It also led me to this practice of helping people seeking support.
 

I always feel honored to join and witness the adventure of people overcoming difficulties and finding solutions to their problems. My job is to be present, listen deeply with my heart and bring empathy to the journey of healing and change.


I received my Master's Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from European Graduate
School and also trained from Expressive Arts Institute San Diego.

Hyangmi Kang

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, National Certified Counselor

M.A in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of San Diego

M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University

 

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change

                                                                                                   - Carl Rogers

I strongly believe that as humans, we can change through the experience of being unconditionally accepted and learn to accept ourselves as we are. As a therapist, I endeavor to practice this humanistic and client-centered philosophy to help clients ease their difficulties and challenges in their life.

I am specialized in working with children and their families as a play therapist and can provide DIRFloortime treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families as well. I utilize up-to-date therapeutic skills and knowledge such as neuroscience and meditation in counseling and treatment, respectively. I accept clients only in the summer and winter seasons.

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