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Dr. Young Shim Ph.D LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and hold a psychologist license from Illinois and Ohio. I am an Associate Professor of Psychology specializing in teaching mental health problems and treatment at Georgia Gwinnett College. I have provided counseling therapy for individuals, couples, and families for the last 20 years. I primarily work with depression, anxiety,
family and marital and relationship issues.  

Language: Korean and English


My Story

I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, and my passion for advancing academic study led me to move to the USA and continue to pursue educational and clinical work in psychology.

I earned an M.A. in Counseling from the University of Illinois. I obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling psychology at the University of Akron, Ohio. I have provided a clinical practice working with individuals, couples, and families for nearly 20 years.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am committed to helping and empowering people with various mental health issues in their healing journey. I specialized in depression, anxiety, stress management, and couple and family issues. I also teach psychology classes at Georgia Gwinnett College as an associate professor and
help college students interested in multiple psychological problems. ​I provided counseling
therapy both in English and Korean. 

한국어와 영어 상담 모두 가능하며 우울증, 불안증, 스트레스, 부부, 자녀문제, 세대 갈등의
문제를 다루고 있습니다.


  • Ph.D in Counseling and Psychology from University of Akron

  • Master's in Counseling from University of Illinois 

  • Master's in Psychology from Ewha Women's University

  • Bachelor's in Educational Psychology from Ewha Women's University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association   

  • Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia

  • American Counseling Association  

  • Asian American Psychology and Counseling Association


I look forward to meeting you.

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