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About Me

Ginna Kim-Kaplan, LCSW, MA

Texas License 60992

Thanks for taking time to learning more about me.  I am so honored to be doing this work.  I have always loved talking with people since I was a little girl, but the journey to become a therapist...I took the scenic route.  My early days in the field I worked in a residential treatment facility for children who survived trauma.  I have also worked with substance abuse and in mental health hospitals, and in hospice.  Navigating death and dying with a family is truly and honor and has been such a humbling experience.  As I continued to counsel individuals and families, especially through difficult losses, it was clear to me that the "quality of our life is determined by the quality of our relationships," and I truly have a passion for helping others discover how to strengthen those relationships and find new meaning after loss. 

I consider myself to be a "late bloomer."  I wasn't always confident in what I wanted to do, or how I would get my family to understand: I might not be a doctor, lawyer, or CPA.  As a first generation Korean kid growing up in Texas wasn't always easy for me to decide "what I want to be when I grow up".  I had to be the dutiful daughter, help at the family business, keep up my grades and the "ideal" student persona, all while exploring and establishing my own voice and identity.  Like many hyphenated Americans, I felt like I was balancing two worlds: the one at home and the one everywhere else.  So when I started college I was drawn to study psychology, because I knew first hand how our experiences shape our perspectives. 

At home, I'm a mother of two busy boys and a supportive loving wife to a creative.  When I'm not in work mode, I'm cheering for my boys at the baseball field, spending time with my family, listening to podcasts and TEDTalks, and trying to be out in nature as much as possible. 

Education
  • 2003 BA Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder ​
  • 2015 MA Social Work, University of Texas Arlington
  • Relationship Difficulties 

  • Sexual Trauma​​​

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Grief and Loss

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Trauma

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Stress Management

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBTQ+ Allied

  • Kink and Poly Friendly

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