Traditional therapists avoid transparency, but Kim Kim preferred the language of “me too” as opposed to “you should.” He blogged about his own shortcomings, revelations, views on relationships, and the world.
As a result, people emerged from the blogosphere eager to work with him. He had sessions in coffee shops, on walks around a lake, online with people from all around the world, and devised a new, simpler, and more effective way to help people change.
According to Kim, traditional therapy is becoming a luxury, as few of us have the time or money to devote to going to an office every week. Kim’s approach is accessible, real, and to-the-point.
In his new book, The Angry Therapist, A No BS Guide to Finding and Living Your Own Truth, Kim shares a radical new approach to creating a life of growth and change. He thinks of himself as a lifestyle designer, not a therapist, and he helps people make changes to their lives so that personal growth happens organically, just by living
ABOUT JOHN KIM
Even though he was a licensed therapist, our guest today, John Kim, chose not to present himself that way. He wore t-shirts and jeans. He preferred the language of “me too” as opposed to “you should”. He blogged about his short comings, revelations, and his views on relationships, the self help business, and the world. He found CrossFit, bought a motorcycle, and started coaching people in unconventional ways.
Soon he had a full practice. He would see clients all over the world using his phone. And zoomed around town on his motorcycle to do sessions in coffee shops. Through this process, he came up with his own concepts. He realized that there was a new way to help others, combining what he learned in therapy school with life coaching and using technology to be mobile and create online communities, but most importantly, he took a very different approach, one frowned upon by the rigid and antiquated therapy world. He practiced transparency. People keep asking him why he calls himself The Angry Therapist. His reply: It’s my way of saying I’m human.
John’s path has led him to become a pioneer in the in the field of self help, rebranding from stigmatized to sexy. He is an entrepreneur, published author, public speaker, a teacher, and a raw, unique voice that resonates in deep places with all whose path he crosses. Instead of a therapist, he likes to think of himself as a lifestyle designer.