Michelle Joo, MFT Trainee
Email: MJoo@adventgm.org or 1-408-281-0708
Michelle is passionate about raising awareness and reducing stigma on mental health, especially in culturally minority communities. She wants to see therapy being normalized and more people taking advantage of it.
Born in Korea and raised in CA, Michelle understands the complexities of immigrant family dynamics and generational conflicts. She is fluent in Korean and English, and intermediate in Spanish, and loves working with clients from various cultural and religious backgrounds.
Michelle has extensive experience working for Fortune 500 companies in Account Management and Sales, and also has worked and volunteered in the private sector, including working with survivors of domestic violence, at-risk teenagers in the foster care system, community outreach and advocacy on mental health, and as a reading tutor to elementary school children. Michelle is trained in Phase 1 of Brain-spotting and has a great interest in helping clients with trauma, childhood wounds, attachment issues, anxiety, and depression.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys finding different restaurants for good food, loves to travel near and far, and is an avid reader and a lifelong learner.