Grace Kim, BSW, MSW, RSW is a registered Social Worker with an Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Social Work degree with a mental health and health specialization from the University of Toronto.
Grace has extensive clinical social work experience working with children and adults in both hospital and community-based settings. Prior to joining the Social Work Consulting Group, she worked in the field of child protection and provided service to children, youth, and their families undergoing crisis and trauma, including history of domestic violence, abuse, and neglect. She has varied experience in safety planning, crisis intervention, and case management, and assisted families in addressing mental health and health concerns which impacted on the wellbeing and functioning of family systems in the home.
Grace also has experience providing individual counseling to adults recovering from acquired brain or traumatic physical injuries in both inpatient hospital and outpatient rehabilitation programs. She continues to build on her therapeutic skillset as she works with individuals experiencing cognitive and emotional changes, including depressive mood and anxiety symptoms, post-traumatic stress, addiction, and concurrent mental health concerns. She draws from a variety of modalities including solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, trauma theories, and strengths-based narratives, to inform her practice.
Grace is passionate about empowering individuals as they navigate through life-altering circumstances. She strives to provide a supportive environment where clients can work toward their goals to improve coping and feelings of safety and wellbeing, throughout their recovery.
“I became a Social Worker because I was always interested in how our brain influences our behaviours, relationships, and how we interact with our world. I wanted to help people heal from their hurts in order to find more meaning and fulfillment in their lives. Practicing trauma psychotherapy (and EMDR, specifically) allows me to do that, and it’s such an honour and encouragement to see clients overcome some of their life’s most difficult challenges.”