This week, Christie chats with Minji (a beloved member of the Bridges team) about her experience starting graduate school to become a therapist. In this first installment of the Grad School Diaries mini-series, Minji reflects upon making the difficult decision to change careers, exploring her identity and connection to Korea in therapy, and what surprised her about her first year in a program.
After nearly a decade in the creative industry, Minji (she/her) is currently a counseling psychology student at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. She is especially interested in working with Asian, Asian diasporic/immigrant individuals, couples, and families, as well those navigating interracial relationships or other cultural challenges. She loves chatting about all things mental health, career-changing, and dogs (bonus points if poodles), so don’t hesitate to connect with Minji at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridges Mental Health is a stigma-free hub for Asians, Pacific Islanders, and South Asian Americans (APISA) to discuss, navigate, and seek mental health care.
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Cover photo by Janice Chung
Theme music by Will Marshall