Afg Guidance Center offers an intensive 11-month training program for doctoral students in clinical psychology who are completing their Ph.D. or Psy.D. graduate educational requirements. Students completing their Diagnostic and Advanced Externships, under the direct supervision of the licensed psychologists at our practice, conduct clinical interviews; administer, score, and interpret neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment measures. The trainees also work collaboratively with their supervisors to prepare psychological evaluation reports; and provide feedback to parents, clients, other members of the treatment team. Additionally, students completing their Advanced externship provide therapy services, again under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist within the practice. Outside of the clinical work that they complete, trainees participate in a weekly team-led meeting designed to advance their developing assessment, therapeutic, and professional skills.
I am currently in the second year of my master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at North Park University, with an expected graduation date in the summer of 2024. My journey in the healthcare field began in 2006 when I earned my medical degree in South Korea. I had the privilege of practicing as a physician, an experience that instilled in me a deep belief in the importance of integrating the medical field and mental health services. My passion lies in ensuring individuals receive holistic care, and I am dedicated to bridging the gap between physical and mental health services.
I am a proud mother of three wonderful sons. The joys and responsibilities of motherhood has been an incredibly fulfilling and enriching experience that has shaped my perspective on life. I am fluent in both English and Korean. Having grown up in another country enables me to effectively communicate with and serve a diverse range of individuals with empathy and understanding. I am deeply aware of multicultural sensitivity and the importance of cultural competence in providing counseling services. Creating a safe and supportive space where young minds can freely explore their thoughts and feelings, overcome challenges, and find their path to growth and resilience is something I am deeply passionate about.
Beyond my professional and academic pursuits, I have a deep love for the arts. I am passionate about expressing myself through various artistic forms, including painting and pottery. These creative outlets provide me with solace and a means of self-expression.
I am Bailey, and I am a therapy intern here at Afg Guidance Center. I am currently working on a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Adler University and plan to be a child and adolescent therapist after graduating. Before going back to graduate school, I was a former elementary teacher and taught second grade for five years and third grade for one year. I hold a Master’s degree in teaching along with a minor in Spanish. I am interested in working with clients on coping skills, social emotional learning, self-esteem, and anxiety related symptoms, to name a few. In my personal time, I love being active and enjoy spending time near the lake!