John Im, LCSW

John Im, LCSW, is a licensed therapist in Newport Beach who is known for his calm, insightful, and well-rounded approach to therapy.


John earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from USC, graduating with high honors. For the last seven years, he’s worked with clients from a diverse array of backgrounds; helping them weather life’s storms.

John specializes in helping clients with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and post-traumatic stress. He also enjoys working with clients who are looking to improve self-esteem, make important life decisions, and those exploring their gender and sexual identities.

John works with clients of all ages, having trained in a wide range of settings including community clinics, grade schools, colleges, foster care, probation systems, and private practice. His competence is further bolstered by his impressive knowledge of psychological research and practice developments. John’s commitment to continued learning is evidenced by the advanced thraining he has received in multiple therapeutic approaches, such as Motivational Interviewing, Problem Solving Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, and Mindfulness Practice. John has also completed specialized training programs for treating children and families, like Birth to Five at Children’s Hospital LA, Infant and Toddler Trauma-Informed Care at UCLA SEEDS, and and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). With this array of skills, John is able to customize effective, evidence-based therapy plans to truly meet the unique needs of his clients.

Before becoming a therapist, John had an expansive corporate career that afforded him a wide range of lived experiences. His diverse professional background, paired with his expansive training and rigorous commitment to research and knowledge in mental health, make him a well-rounded and highly competent clinician.

John aims to facilitate sessions that balance structure and freedom so clients can feel free and safe to explore, express, and heal non-judgmentally. He brings a calming and reassuring voice to life’s obstacles, and his steady foundation engenders the trust necessary to process the weight and challenge of modern living.



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