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Psychiatrist or Psychologist in Daejeon?
« on: July 17, 2017, 07:44:04 pm »
I've been having a pretty hard time lately, and would really like someone to talk to without having to travel all the way to Seoul. Has to be fluent in English. I'm not sure if I need a psychiatrist or a psychologist or just counseling, would love both options


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Re: Psychiatrist or Psychologist in Daejeon?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 11:01:35 am »
I've been having a pretty hard time lately, and would really like someone to talk to without having to travel all the way to Seoul. Has to be fluent in English. I'm not sure if I need a psychiatrist or a psychologist or just counseling, would love both options
    Unfortunately, I can't really recommend anybody, but I thought I would offer a bit of advice that you probably already know: if you do see a councilor, do *not* let your coworkers or school know about it, even if you are on excellent terms with them.

    It might sound like a pretty obvious thing to say, but over the years I've read some pretty sad stories on Waygook about the results of letting one's school know details about one's personal situation.  :sad:

    Best of luck finding what you're looking for!


Re: Psychiatrist or Psychologist in Daejeon?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 08:08:02 pm »
Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately, I've heard the same. I think the stigma around mental health isn't ideal here


Re: Psychiatrist or Psychologist in Daejeon?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 07:58:38 am »
Holly Hay, MA in Counseling (American) Daejeon City,
Meditation Addictions Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Eating Disorders Couples counseling.
Anger management Depression Intercultural counseling.
Email: TriangleWellness_at _gmail_dot_com Phone: 010-5808-0306

Also you can do counseling online through skype with some counselors. Just google search it.


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Re: Psychiatrist or Psychologist in Daejeon?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 06:36:02 am »
I am not a professional but I can do some counselling... I might be able to help if you want...

I'm Korean but I can also speak English... I moved to Dunsan-dong, Daejeon a week ago from NJ, USA, and I'm liking the city so far. :)

wait... I have to do the math thing every time I post?? ;0


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Re: Psychiatrist or Psychologist in Daejeon?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 01:13:12 pm »
I am not a professional but I can do some counselling... I might be able to help if you want...

I'm Korean but I can also speak English... I moved to Dunsan-dong, Daejeon a week ago from NJ, USA, and I'm liking the city so far. :)

wait... I have to do the math thing every time I post?? ;0

**FYI:     HOLLY HAY IS NO LONGER IN KOREA. :) **


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Re: Psychiatrist or Psychologist in Daejeon?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 09:10:41 am »
They have this sign posted in local bathrooms on KAIST campus that in both English and Korean.
It says: "Need to talk? Contact the Counseling Center: 042-350-7942."
I have not contacted them, but since the sign is also in English they might have English-speaking counselors available.

There is also this poster:


I have also found this article about mental health problems in Korea, which is a little disheartening - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_health_in_South_Korea

« Last Edit: April 28, 2019, 11:29:20 am by Kanali »


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Re: Psychiatrist or Psychologist in Daejeon?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 11:43:42 am »
I know it's an old thread, but there's a place right across the road from 복합터미널 called 이윤희정신건강의학과. I've not been there myself but I've heard (from reliable sources) that they have English-speaking counsellors.
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