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Esther Kim Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois
Esther Kim , LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Online only

Accepting new clients

About me

Do you feel restless, sad, anxious? Do you find it difficult to let go of past hurts and regrets? Are you filled with worry and self-doubt? Do these struggles have you feeling overwhelmed, unfocused, and interfere with your current life circumstances and relationships? Are you ready and willing to take the steps toward healing and peace of mind? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience helping individuals heal and strengthen their emotional and mental well-being.

I come from a trauma-informed background with training in Cognitive/Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Anxiety Therapy, Grief Therapy, Parent Coaching, Social Justice, and Restorative Practices. I have extensive experience in and knowledge of issues surrounding race, culture, and intergenerational conflict within immigrant families. I embrace a positive, strength-based, solution-focused, and collaborative approach when working with clients. I strive to help my clients realize they possess the ability to not just cope with painful circumstances or memories but also overcome them and create a new narrative for their lives.

Approach to Therapy includes:
-Reframing (CBT, DBT)
-Mindfulness (DBT)
-Strength-Based, Positive Psychology
-Restorative Practices
-Practical Solutions

Areas of Focus include:
-Struggling moms
-Women in midlife
-Caring for kids and aging parents
-Raising children with special needs
-Life transitions/change, loss
-Resentment and Forgiveness
-Self-Care, Self-Acceptance
-Struggles related to culture, race



Fees and insurance

Specialties and clinical interests

Therapy types

Community specialties

Faith-based specialties

Licensed to see clients in

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals


  • English