- Board-Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Board-Certified in General Psychiatry
- General Psychiatry Residency Training at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio
- Chief Fellow (2019-2020)
- Medical Doctorate degree from Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University
- A Christian, Mother, Wife, Immigrant, Survivor, Public Speaker, and an Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. UeJin Kim, MD
Restore Psychiatry MD PLLC
Mission: Journeying with our patients to accept their life, receive healing, and find freedom.
Vision: Restored People Restore People.
Core Values: human-to-human connection, whole person care, nurturing curiosity, efficient and accurate assessment
Questions for Dr. Kim
Why did you put all those descriptions above?
What made you interested in psychiatry?
I had no idea that I would be a psychiatrist. Throughout my training in different medical specialties, I discovered my passion for mental health. I found myself gravitating towards people's stories and emotions. I felt honored and privileged with patients being vulnerable and sharing their stories. Through creating a safe and non-judgmental space and earning patients' trust, I continue to love exploring patients' past and present so that they can take control of their future. It is such an empowering and hopeful process.
Are you a good match for me?
Finding a mental health provider is more of a dance. Personality and style play a huge role in building a patient-physician relationship. Before scheduling an initial appointment, I will obtain some information to see if you will be a good fit for this clinic setting. I would encourage you to be critical and honest during this process. After the initial appointment, the moment when a patient and I both agree to move forward with treatment is when the patient-physician relationship is formed. Either party can also end the patient-physician relationship at any time. If you don't think we are a good match at any time, please let me know. I value feedback and want to make the experience a collaborative process.
Are you going to discuss your faith, religion, or spirituality during our appointment?
I added my faith background in the description because I know people with mental health issues in churches and religious communities have been shamed and judged when talking about their struggles. I am hoping that this will make the process of asking for help easier and safer. See the videos below to see how I incorporate my faith in understanding mental health.
I do ask about your religious or spiritual background as part of the intake process. However, I follow the lead of my patients and what they feel comfortable talking about. I can provide a Christian/spiritual perspective only at a patient's request and with their consent.
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