Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
MiSeon is a NY State licensed Creative Arts Psychotherapist in private practice in Downtown Brooklyn. She received her Master’s in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute and has been board certified by the Art Therapy Credentials Board. Additionally, She has received psychoanalytic training from Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health.
Her professional background as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and program director in NYC social services agencies encompassed extensive support for individuals, couples, and families with children and adolescents from diverse cultural backgrounds. In her twenty years on the job, she regularly encountered clients struggling with trauma and loss, child abuse, family conflicts, addictions, and mental illness. This grounding has inspired a special interest in working with clients who are ready to take the courageous steps toward resolving the consequences of untreated trauma including self-sabotaging thoughts, overwhelming emotions, physiological symptoms, and relationship challenges.
She values inclusiveness and welcomes individuals with intersectional identities of race, family/ethnic heritage, class, religion/spirituality, health/disabilities, age, gender, and sexual orientation. She brings deep appreciation and expertise for how these identities influence our perception of ourselves, how we relate to others, and how we navigate the broader world. MiSeon's personal immigration experience as an Asian-American has given her a keen understanding of the challenges of being the “other” and navigating the complexities of integrating the various identities we hold. She has a special passion for working with individuals with bicultural backgrounds who are struggling with the intricacies of identity development as they negotiate and integrate progressive values/beliefs with those of their cultural heritage.