English-speaking Mental Health Services in Korea including free ones

The tragedy in Itaewon has affected directly and indirectly many people, including the foreign community in Korea. It is, undoubtedly, even more daunting and stressful for those who are left to themselves to cope with the trauma in the foreign country and struggle due to the language barrier. In uneasy times like this, it is important to seek professional help and not forget that you don’t have to go through it alone. Fortunately, there are English-speaking services expats in Korea can appeal to.

In case you cannot afford such services, in response to the incident and the spike in the amount of those in need of mental health support, some organizations are also offering free mental healthcare services. We’ve gathered all the information from the sources we’ve had access to and made a list for your convenience.

Free Services:

Free support group by AHS (Adaptable Human Solutions) Korea

Online and Offline

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Korean Psychological Association English Consultation Service

Apply for a free session: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-Jo2OqHl_hWQGvY83Qa0X80Hrly9HNTBA2jR-IYJgFXiUNg/viewform?usp=send_form

Paid services:

Chu Hee Yeon, PhD

E-mail: info@heeyeonchu.com
Address: Sungji-gil 36, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea


Tel: 010-7380-9903
E-mail: jiaying@couchology.com

Global Diaspora

Tel: 070-4044-0600
Address: 51-11 Sunsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Shin-An Building, 6th floor. Seoul, Korea

Seoul Counselling Center

Tel: 02-542-5553
E-mail: support@seoulcounseling.com
Sinsa branch address: 7th Floor, 35, Gangnam-daero 158-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea, 06034

Tel: 02-542-5553
Pyeongtaek branch address: Suite 104, 40-15, Sinheungbukro29beon-gil, Paengseong-eup, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea, 17977
Tel: 031-692-5556

You & Me Psychological and Consultation Services (YPCS)

Tel: 02-6929-3014
E-mail: admin@ypcskorea.com
Kakao yellowID: YPCSKOREA
Address: Floor 3,  68, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, S Korea (03145)

Therapy in Korea

E-mail: wingsrestored@gmail.com
Tel: 010-8760-9582 
Address: Mapo-gu Dohwadong 560, Seoul

Seoul Central mental health clinic

Tel: 02-779-7660
E-mail: info@seoulcentralmhc.com
Address: 5F, Jogwang building, 11 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Find the full list of mental health services in Korea here.

If you’re in Seoul, check this list of English-speaking psychiatrists in Seoul by expathealth.com

Lastly, if you are in need of a counseling session in your native language or can’t speak English, you can also use translation services such as Danuri Portal and Multicultural Family Support Center, where translation services are available in 13 languages.