About the author
Park Youlan – Psychoanalytician
She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Faculty of Education, Dongguk University, and a doctorate in counseling psychology from the Institute of Seoul Buddhist University. She has worked in the Psychotherapy Unit of Ansan Psychiatric Hospital and the Seoul Youth Counseling Support Center, and is currently working as a counseling psychologist at the psychological clinic “The Other Side”. So far, more than 10,000 negotiation cases and dream analysis have been completed.
After graduating from high school, she entered a monastery and spent ten years studying spirituality. The mission of living at that time was to pray for the pain carried by the unknown people. Later, because she constantly questioned human life and emotions, she returned to the common ground in order to find answers to this series of questions.
Even after ten years of monastic life, she was unable to clarify the confusion and suffering of the “self” until later in the process of receiving psychoanalysis and learning related knowledge. She worked as a consulting psychologist at the “Nirvana Forest” psychoanalytic clinic for three years, and is currently formally studying Lagon psychoanalysis at LPI (Lacanian Praxis Institute). Using these experiences, I still have conversations with patients in the consultation room to explore life. Author of The Power of Self-Esteem in Elementary School Students (co-author).