Who am I?
My name is John Kim and I’m an author and licensed marriage family therapist. I discovered the power of group work while working with addicted teens in nonprofit nearly a decade ago. At the time I was also going through my own rebirth after divorce and started a blog called The Angry Therapist. I pulled the curtain back and showed himself by practicing transparency and sharing my story, something therapists are taught NOT to do. I started working in unconventional ways, meeting clients at coffee shops, on hikes, and in gyms. Running groups at the beach, the park, and online. I thought if we’re going to talk about life, let’s do life while we’re talking. Through my decade of helping thousands, both on and offline, I learned that we don’t have to do this alone. There is tremendous power in growing with others. We are tribal creatures. We were never meant to do it by ourselves. That’s the greatest misconception about self help, the word “self.” That’s why I created the TAT LAB. So you don’t have to do it alone like I did. You can have the support of a thriving community. And it can be fun, casual over clinical. I believe this is the new way to grow.
See you in the LAB.