Welcome to Open Inquiry Coaching

Life is full of mess and confusion and “figuring it all out” seems like an impossible goal. If you are reading this, I can imagine that you have been wanting to make changes in various parts of your life, and yet your efforts have not brought you the results you had hoped.

Rest assured. Changes are hard, and you don’t have to go alone at it.

At Open inquiry coaching, I specialize in supporting young adults in their process of individuation, which is where we find out who we are and aren’t, what values we hold, and what life choices fit our identity. This process can be challenging without resources, guidance, and a fair amount of trust in yourself. If you feel a general sense of loss in life and confused about who you are, and made certain choices to fit in, you may benefit from support and guidance that are tailored to your needs.

Learn more about Individuation here


I am Kyungah Kim.

I am originally from South Korea and have lived in the US for the last 16 years. I have two master’s degrees in counseling psychology, as well as years of experiences and training as a psychotherapist both in South Korea and the US. After years of helping people in therapy settings, I have decided to add coaching services, because I have found supporting young adults in their individuation process most rewarding. The stress from growth and changes in young adulthood is completely real and normal; yet this process can be enhanced by a supportive guide. I would be honored to walk alongside you as you explore the unknown territory.

As an Asian woman who is an expatriate/immigrant in the US, my journey has had its own unique sets of challenges and complexity. Thanks to my backgrounds, I have been invited to be a part of deep and personal journeys of those who have similar backgrounds. This part of my work has been so meaningful to me and I’d like to continue with it as a coach.

I am excited for the connection and learning I will experience while I am working with you as your guide.


At Open Inquiry Coaching, we may focus on exploring identity, culture, life decisions, values, and connection to ourselves and others. HOW WE APPROACH these topics will also be an integral part of the process.

Through our work together, I hope that you will achieve the below:

  • Self-confidence/trust/respect
  • Identity discovery, individually and culturally
  • Learning and practicing self-reparenting skills
  • Self-acceptance and self-compassion
  • Successful individuation in connection with your culture and family of origin
  • Better relationships with yourself and others
  • Healthy lifestyle that is based on self-love
  • Boundaries that fit you and your culture
  • Balanced approach to diverse aspects of life
  • Strengths building and resource development for the better present and future.

If you are interested in learning more,

please contact me to set up a consultation call.