Ms. Mira Yoon

Educational Qualifications:

  • Master of Arts (Art Psychotherapy), UK
  • Master of Arts (Special Education), USA
  • Master of Arts (Linguistics), Singapore
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (English Language & Literature), Korea

Academic Appointments & Professional Training:

  • Master’s Student Dissertation Research Advisor: LASALLE College of the Art

Professional Registration:

  • Registered with the Australia New Zealand Art Therapy Association
  • California Teaching Credential: English, Mild/Moderate Special Education and, Moderate/Severe Special Education

Ms. Mira Yoon

Senior Art Psychotherapist

Ms. Mira Yoon

Mira’s therapeutic framework is informed by integrated theoretical models, which includes but not limited to Freudian psychoanalytic psychodynamics, Jungian analytical psychology, Gestalt theories, Humanistic psychology, Person-centered therapy, Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory, Piagetian theory of cognitive development and Mindfulness-based art therapy.

Mira guides her clients through a creative and transformative journey of art making as a form of psychotherapy, where their unconscious core-conflicts are identified and resolved through visual imageries, symbols and explorations of various art media. Giving forms, shapes and colours to inexplicably difficult feelings and emotional pains through a therapeutic medium of art therapy elevates human spirits as it allows one to see and feel what is suppressed and obscured otherwise.

Mira provides therapy in Korean and English. She is able to support children and adolescents in the following areas:

  • Adoption
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety / Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attachment issues
  • Behavioural issues
  • Bullying
  • Childhood depression
  • Chronic illness / Palliative care
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender identity
  • Grief and loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Issues related to parental separation or divorce
  • Physical challenges (such as a loss of mobility, paralysis, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida)
  • School stress
  • Selective mutism
  • Social skills
  • Special needs and Learning Difficulties such as: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Social Communicatio (AS), Attention Deficit Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, sensory issues and speech challenges
  • Transitions (e.g. moving to a new school, or country)
  • Trauma

Mira ensures her clients to encounter art therapy as a safe and constructive therapeutic experience, where they can let go of their guards, and unlock their creative minds to regenerate their inner resilience and psychological vitality. Through creative modality of visual arts, Mira assists her clients, with or without previous artistic experiences, to immerse in the process of art making, in a non-judgemental therapeutic environment, and to observe challenges of their lives from different perspectives.