Jihee Cho, Ph.D.

“My mission extends beyond merely curing; it is to guide individuals in a transformative journey towards self-embrace, fostering a deep understanding and compassion for all facets of themselves. In this process, the path to a truly content and fulfilled life unfolds.”
Therapist Jihee Cho
Professional Biography

Specialize in Identity, Relationship, and Immigration Issues

  • Ph.D., Fordham University
  • Ed.M., M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr. Jihee Cho, co-founder of Mind in Motion Psychological Services, is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University and master’s level training from Teachers College, Columbia University in the Mental Health Counseling program. Her professional journey includes an APPIC-accredited internship at Stony Brook University Counseling and Psychological Services and Postdoctoral training at CUNY Brooklyn College. Dr. Cho has offered clinical training at both Brooklyn College and Teachers College, Columbia University, specifically in the mental health counseling program, and supervised clinical trainees at Brooklyn College Counseling Center.

    Orientation/clinical interests/specialties

    Dr. Cho brings extensive experience to her work, specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and identity issues (gender, racial, etc.) across a diverse client population. Employing a relational psychodynamic model, she guides individuals in learning to tolerate and process uncomfortable feelings through the therapeutic relationship. Dr. Cho adopts multicultural and holistic perspectives, helping clients discover their strength and resilience.

    Her clinical expertise extends to immigration issues, international students, cultural humility, and cultural identity. Dr. Cho provides and supervises immigration evaluations for those filing petitions and waivers under special circumstances. As a former president of the Korean American Behavioral Health Association, she remains actively involved as a board member, continuing to address the mental health needs of the Korean American community.

    Personal Interests

    Jihee treasures quality time with family – cherishing playdates and exploring new cultures through travel.

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    What to expect on a first session

    • Confidentiality Discussion: The therapist will explain the principles of confidentiality, ensuring you understand the limits and exceptions to privacy in therapy.
    • Background Information: Expect to share some background information, including your reasons for seeking therapy, relevant personal history, and any immediate concerns or challenges.
    • Therapist’s Approach: The therapist will discuss their therapeutic approach and methods, providing you with an understanding of how they work and what to expect from the process.
    • Goal Setting: Together with the therapist, you will explore and set realistic goals for therapy, outlining what you hope to achieve or work on during your sessions.
    • Discussion of Expectations: There will be an opportunity for you to discuss your expectations for therapy, including frequency of sessions, preferred communication styles, and any concerns you may have.
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