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HaeSung Han

Leaders USA 2023


Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, POETIC





HaeSung Han is a clinical psychologist, co-founder, and chief executive officer of POETIC, a nonprofit organization in Dallas, Texas, that ends the cycle of re-victimization of youth with a history of child maltreatment, commercial sexual exploitation, and sex trafficking. Through the organization's five-systems model, POETIC provides trauma therapy with 24/7 access to support, creative arts therapy, clinical case management and advocacy, and paid internships at schools. HaeSung is passionate about equitable access to evidence-based mental health therapy and building a worthy and thriving life for youth.