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therapy + Coaching in-peson or via skype

Many of my clients, both men and women, are successful, driven and perfectionistic. They present to the world as “together” yet may suffer privately. Some may have unresolved trauma(s) and family of origin issues. Many just need support as they navigate a life-challenge, transition or crisis. As an experienced licensed psychotherapist and coach with eclectic and extensive post-graduate training, I help clients identify problem patterns, conflicts and unhelpful defense mechanisms that are interfering with leading a more satisfying life. Using CBT and DBT skills, EMDR, somatic mind-body practices and mindfulness, our work together will often focus on the unconscious and the cultivation of inner wholeness and self-integration leading to a deeper connection to self and healthier relationships.

Life has a way of leaving us feeling “unmoored” at times, which leads to a sense of discomfort, distress or lack of safety. We all have a desire to feel whole, to feel connected and to lead a life of authenticity and purpose. Symptoms such as anxiety, depression, unhealthy patterns and addictions invite you to look deeper into aspects of your life and your “true” self that you may have abandoned or never really had the freedom or permission to fully express. Therapy and depth-focused coaching can help you heal the wounds that have become too difficult to bear and are now obstacles to your well-being, emotional freedom and healthier ways of coping.

In my work with couples, we identify barriers to intimacy and closeness, learn to recognize problem patterns that are present and create distress in the relationship, and resolve communication challenges. I am able to provide sex therapy as needed addressing a range of concerns. Working with couples who have experienced emotional or physical betrayal, I offer the hope of healing from infidelity and restoring trust. I welcome couples who are high-functioning but would like to improve aspects of their partnership.

Concerns addressed during therapy or coaching

  • Stress, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, insomnia + emotion regulation

  • Depression, postpartum depression, SAD, bipolar disorder, situational depression, chronic sadness

  • Addictions, substance abuse, compulsions + eating disorders

  • Relationship concerns, patterns, communication + sex therapy

  • Performance blocks, perfectionism, self-blame, negative self-image, self-sabotage + feeling "stuck"

  • Personal empowerment, identification of needs

  • Compliance, accommodation + conflict avoidance

  • Spiritual concerns, shadow work, purpose + energetic blocks

  • Hormone imbalance, chronic pain, medical diagnosis, + autoimmune disorders

  • Crisis counseling, stress, transitions + life/balance challenges

  • Guilt, shame, loss + grief

  • Recovering from narcissistic abuse

  • Empath and Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) coaching

 Choose how to work together

 

Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

EMDR Therapy + Focusing

Couples + Family Therapy

CBT, DBT, Crisis Counseling

Psychological Consultation

Couples Sex Therapy + Workshops

Coaching Online 

Empath or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) 

VIP, Relationship + Executive Coaching

Peak Performance

Autoimmune Wellness Coaching

Self-Care Stress Management Coaching

Concierge Personal Coaching 

Integrative Therapy

Psycho-Spiritual Counseling

Intuitive Counseling + Guidance

Yoga Therapy

Meditation + Mindfulness

Guided Imagery

Shadow Work + Boundary Work

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Depth-Focused Coaching

Life Coach specializing in cutting-edge Psychology, Brain Science + Lifestyle support addressing anxiety, relationships, blocks and repeating problem patterns and habits.

The unconscious is often driving much of our existence, and is only addressed in an effort to understand what may be blocking a client from moving forward and experiencing lasting change.

Personal, performance and executive coaching with a trained psychotherapist can help individuals uproot unconscious processes or unresolved blocks or trauma symptoms that are interfering with coaching results. This is the coaching philosophy that leads to lasting change behind the unique approach that I call "Depth-Focused Coaching." While Clients seeking coaches are not looking to heal issues rooted in the past, sometimes change just doesn’t happen, no matter how awesome the coaching, because of deeply-rooted patterns, conflicts and unhelpful defenses. Depth-focused coaching is a fusion of making the unconscious conflicts conscious and CBT skill-based coaching techniques to change unhelpful behaviors. This process helps clients become more available for a new reality and way of life supporting: stress management, peak performance, healthier relationships, transitions, goal-attainment, strategizing, taking action and obtaining accountability. When clients are interested in optimal results, I've experienced great success by combining EMDR techniques with coaching.  

Need more coaching time and support to get through a crisis?

I offer psychological concierge treatment working with clients in the US and worldwide. Situations such as a separation, divorce, personal crisis, extreme stress and health concerns, as examples, require a more robust level of care that can be provided by a coaching model that offers greater frequency and convenience. This model is perfect for VIP individuals and busy professionals with time constraints, couples and professionals who travel. Kim Seelbrede, MSW, LCSW has coached clients in NYC, the US and internationally, TV personalities, athletes, entrepreneurs, politicians, thought-leaders, c-suite level and Fortune 500 CEOs from companies such as Google, American Express, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, Apple, Facebook, L'Oréal and more.

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EMDR + Somatic-Based THERAPY 

EMDR therapy addresses the root-cause of distress and suffering and releases trauma held in the body, thus healing the nervous system. As Such, clients have a better chance of leading a symptom-free life without needing to return to talk therapy. 

EMDR treatment is based on the neuroscience of the brain and uses the technique of bilateral stimulation to process through memory networks and release the emotional charge associated with distressing thoughts, memories and blocks. EMDR can be helpful for anxiety, phobias, depression, habits, negative self-concepts, performance problems, addictions, repeating patterns and more. EMDR has been proven to be extremely effective in treating even the most problematic issues in fewer sessions than talk therapy (and less homework than CBT), although a form of “exposure” therapy is an important aspect of EMDR. EMDR therapy has evidence-based and data-driven support and is the favored treatment for trauma. In 2013, the World Health Organization endorsed EMDR for post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Nine years before, the American Psychiatric Association or APA recommended EMDR as an effective treatment in trauma cases. The Veterans Administration has also recommended this method, and many more.

EMDR therapy identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural coping capacity and resilience, which has led to traumatic symptoms and harmful coping mechanisms, thus helping clients reprocess traumatic information leading to a more integrated and peaceful resolution. Negative, painful thoughts and beliefs are replaced with more adaptive and realistic “here and now” perceptions and self-concepts. EMDR therapy is particularly supportive for clients who need to strengthen inner resources to feel safe and regulated and develop self-soothing techniques. Kim Seelbrede is a level I & II EMDRIA-trained EMDR and Brainspotting clinician and member of EMDRIA with a private psychotherapy and coaching practice.

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Psychotherapy 

Emotional healing and change occurs in the context of healthier relationships such as the therapeutic alliance developed with a trained therapist.

Through the lens of relational, depth psychology and psychoanalytic-informed approaches to therapy and counseling with her clients, individuals and couples are able to understand themselves and their relationships, as well as any unconscious internal conflicts that interfere with personal development, life-satisfaction, success and goal-attainment. Without insight and self-awareness, conflicts and the unconscious, will drive dynamics and behaviors, leading to anxiety and mood problems, acting out, addictions, self-destructive patterns and unhappiness. When clients are able to explore, understand and finally work-through underlying conflicts, symptoms are greatly reduced and individuals and couples are less likely to repeat patterns, they experience freedom from repetitive patterns and less neurotic ways of relating. Additionally, avoidance and fear of anger or other strong emotions, self-sabotage or self-defeating patterns, fear of intimacy and closeness, and boundary issues can be addressed in traditional talk therapy. 

Research reveals that through the relational process of being in a "healthier" relationship with another (such as a therapist), clients develop the freedom to relate to others, practice new behaviors, feel safe enough to be "seen" by another and experience freedom from anxiety and fear. In the context of a safe and supportive counseling relationship, attachment theory and neuroscience reveals that new neural pathways can be created, traumatic experiences can be healed, and the parts of us that have become "stuck" in the past can be understood and worked-through.

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Relationship Counseling + Sex therapy 

Kimberly Seelbrede provides sex therapy for couples struggling with sexual concerns, lack of desire and inability to communicate about sexual needs. Her goal is to help clients who are craving more exploration, surprise, mystery, novelty, excitement, desire and passion in their erotic lives. Read more about Couples Therapy here

Couples therapy or relationship counseling is designed to help clients work through relationship and communication problems and create or reconnect to love, respect and intimacy. I work with high-functioning couples and couples in crisis to help them heal, listen for and understand the emotional needs of the other. Effective couples therapy should provide helpful feedback, support and guidance so that communication can feel safe and constructive. Additionally, couples can learn tools to navigate problems, work through conflicts and increase the attachment bond, which results in deepened intimacy and trust.

Kim Seelbrede  works with heterosexual and gay couples and has received training with The Gottman Institute and integrates principles of EFT or Emotionally Focused Therapy into sessions with clients. EFT or Emotionally focused therapy is an intervention based on scientific studies about adult bonding and love. EFT also focuses on helping couples address and resolve distress in intimate relationships. Couples seeking counseling to reconnect to love and improve their relationships may find EFT beneficial as it fosters a deeper understanding of their own, and the emotional responses of significant others in their lives. Therapists who provide emotionally focused therapy typically work with couples and families to help facilitate the creation of secure, lasting bonds between intimate partners and family members and reinforce any preexisting positive bonds, with the goal of helping those in treatment increase security, closeness, and connection in intimate relationships.

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About Kimberly 

Kimberly Seelbrede, LCSW is a New York State licensed Psychotherapist and Coach who works with individuals and couples, in-person or online tele-therapy and coaching via Skype. .

She specializes in personal empowerment, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma resolution and stress, burnout and self-care mastery. Kimberly has worked with high-profile clients and well-known personalities from international musicians, creatives, professional athletes, TV personalities, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 CEOs. She is an expert in celebrity mental health working with clients in-person or coaching worldwide via Skype.  As a mind-body psychotherapist, Kimberly is also a yoga therapist, Reiki practitioner and maintains a spiritual practice of meditation, yoga and living mindfully.

Kimberly has obtained extensive post-graduate training and expertise and her strategies combine practical psychology such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Depth Psychology, CBT, EMDR Therapy, Focusing-Oriented Therapy, Eastern Mindfulness practices and yoga techniques to create healing that treats not just the symptoms but the root cause of suffering, leading to positive and lasting change.Kim Seelbrede has received advanced EMDRIA-certified, level II EMDR training and post-graduate training with the William Alanson White Institute For Psychoanalysis for eating disorders, addictions and compulsions, couples training with the Gottman Institute and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness and integrative yoga therapy with the groundbreaking Urban Zen Foundation. As a trained Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, she provides healing sessions working with clients who are struggling with trauma, cancer, pain and chronic illness using a variety of modalities including meditation, body scans, Reiki, nutrition guidance, breathing techniques, yoga therapy and essential oils. Full Bio here.

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Therapy + Coaching Philosophy

Kim Seelbrede has been a student of psychology and yoga for decades. Kim offers her clients intuitive guidance, tools and practices that draw from the collective wisdom of neuroscience, eastern practices, traditional psychological practices, and somatic approaches. Her approach integrates her extensive post-graduate training including practical skills using cognitive behavior therapy or CBT techniques and DBT Skills and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, Focusing-oriented techniques and somatic psychotherapy practices, elements of depth-psychology for working with unconscious blocks and shadow work, parts therapy, guided imagery, meditation and mindfulness support. Her respect for the mind-body connection encourages self-care practices to heal deeply and cultivate a connection with self. Kimberly views anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders, feeling "lost" and hopelessness as symptoms and important information—a call to dig deeper and return to our true essence of freedom, play, joy, embodiment, spirituality and abundance.

Kim Seelbrede’s nature is curious, non-judgmental and compassionate; her psychotherapy, coaching and consultation practice reflects her core values of acceptance, integrity and warmth, as well as offering an integrative and eclectic psychotherapy approach to treating psychological and somatic symptoms. Her clients describe her as intuitive and kind, and particularly helpful for clients who are seeking counseling for the first time. Psychological counseling and coaching is not only a place to explore personal struggles, blocks and unhelpful patterns, but also a place to feel supported as clients celebrate and enjoy personal growth and success. When working with couples, she uses her training with The Gottman Institute as well as EFT to facilitate intimacy and renewed connection and attachment.  She enjoys the healing results and creativity of weaving various modalities into her work with clients when helpful.  

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HOW CAN THERAPY HELP YOU?

  • Life is improved by identifying important thoughts, feelings and motivations

  • Change and growth occurs when clients develop a deep understanding of self and others

  • Break through blocks in intimacy, detach from unhealthy relationships, develop healthy personal boundaries

  • Recognize and break through obstacles, negative patterns and self-defeating behaviors

  • Gain support through a personal crisis, transition or challenging situation

  • Identify problematic thoughts and triggers that lead to anger, confusion and relationship dysfunction to allow for more satisfying relationships

  • Gain the necessary insight and self-awareness for change to occur

  • Become more confident, effective and assertive in personal and professional relationships

  • Uncover hidden blocking beliefs that may be sabotaging success and happiness with the help of EMDR therapy

  • Learn more adaptive coping skills, self-care rituals and habits

  • Address body image, eating disorders, compulsions, addictions, substance reliance and obsessions

  • Process and heal painful feelings of loneliness, disappointment, sadness, loss, grief, guilt, shame, anger, envy and fear

  • Develop enhanced attention and awareness through mindfulness and radical acceptance

  • Resolve trauma, abuse and PTSD symptoms as well as heal early attachment wounds

  • Develop self-care rituals and work towards enhanced physical health and life-balance


benefits of Depth-Focused coaching

I Enjoy Working With motivated clients + Vip clients Who Are In Need Of high-level Coaching that actually addresses the root cause of problems + habits... 

  • Change + Challenges -- breakups, separation, divorce and other major life-transitions
  • Passion + Purpose -- discovering what you really love to do
  • Healing + Personal Empowerment -- learning to communicate your needs in healthy ways
  • Self-Love + Self-Care -- discovering your strengths, talents and possibilities
  • Happiness + Inner Peace -- aligning or re-aligning yourself with your true nature and developing intuition
  • Goals + Dreams -- identifying goals and taking action
  • Weight Loss -- undoing bad habits while creating new, healthier possibilities
  • Health -- support and coaching for chronic health concerns including cancer, chronic pain and autoimmune disorders
  • Creating Prosperity + Abundance -- removing blocks and opening to potential and possibilities
  • Love + Relationships -- breaking old patterns and habits and attracting the right relationships 

Clinical EXPERTISE

  • Celebrity mental health expertise
  • Trauma--Sexual, physical and verbal abuse, repeating family dynamics, violence, witnessing or involvement in crime, catastrophic events, rape, accidents
  • Sexual Disorders--Difficulty during any stage of the sexual act (desire, arousal, orgasm, resolution) that prevents or limits the enjoyment of healthy sexual activity, either alone or in the context of relationships
  • Creativity and Success--Blocks in writing, creating and producing, repetitive patterns of self-sabotage and self-defeating patterns, perfectionism, fear of failure, fear of success, neurotic undoing
  • Communication Difficulties and Relationship Problems--Difficulties identifying and expressing emotions and feelings, feeling victimized, attacked and blamed, defensiveness, problems listening or understanding the other, feeling easily angered and triggered, frustrations due to not feeling heard or seen, violent or destructive communication patterns, problems with intimacy or maintaining relationships, adult children of alcoholics, family of origin problems
  • Postpartum, Parenting Issues, Family Problems and Crisis Counseling--Feeling easily frustrated, alone or isolated, overwhelmed and confused, difficulties communicating feelings and needs, exhaustion, helping a loved-one get sober, mental health issues affecting family members
  • Anxiety--Panic attacks, generalized anxiety, fear, excessive worry, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviors
  • Depression--Major Depression, Dysthymia, Bipolar Disorder, sadness, irritability, social withdrawal, hopelessness, sleep disturbances, guilt, lack of desire, poor concentration
  • Eating Disorders--Compulsion to eat or not eat as well as other disturbances in body image and thoughts, beliefs and behaviors affecting physical and mental health.
  • Addictions--Destructive coping mechanisms and compulsions to engage in specific activities despite negative consequences to one's health, mental state, career, family and social life as well as co-occurring or underlying mental health problems such as ADD, anxiety, trauma and depression that may have led to the reliance on substances or problem behaviors
  • Recovery--Support for individuals in all stages of recovery from addictions, alcohol, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma (pre-rehab, post-rehab or residential step-down support), wellness planning, practicing new habits, maintenance and self-care
  • Life Changes--Transitions in the life cycle that cause emotional, psychological and physical challenges (new relationships, marriage, birth of a child, aging, perimenopause, menopause, ending relationships, separation, divorce, career or job struggles, death of loved one, becoming sober or challenges to maintaing sobriety)
  • Sexual Disorders--Difficulty during any stage of the sexual act (desire, arousal, orgasm, resolution) that prevents or limits the enjoyment of healthy sexual activity, either alone or in the context of relationships
  • Creativity and Success--Blocks in writing, creating and producing, repetitive patterns of self-sabotage and self-defeating patterns, perfectionism, fear of failure, fear of success, neurotic undoing
  • Communication Difficulties and Relationship Problems--Difficulties identifying and expressing emotions and feelings, feeling victimized, attacked and blamed, defensiveness, problems listening or understanding the other, feeling easily angered and triggered, frustrations due to not feeling heard or seen, violent or destructive communication patterns, problems with intimacy or maintaining relationships, adult children of alcoholics, family of origin problems 
  • Postpartum, Parenting Issues, Family Problems and Crisis Counseling--Feeling easily frustrated, alone or isolated, overwhelmed and confused, difficulties communicating feelings and needs, exhaustion, helping a loved-one get sober, mental health issues affecting family members

More about Couples therapy

What Gottman's Research Tells Us About Relationships

  • Emotional distance can be as destructive to a relationship as conflict

  • The way a couple fights, repairs and resolves problems is more important than what they fight about 
  • Attachment insecurity leads to conflict and or distance
  • In distressed relationships, some partners shut down and withdraw as a way to manage intense emotions
  • Couples must nurture fondness and respect for the other in order to thrive together
  • Couples need shared meaning in their lives to remain connected

Couples therapy or relationship counseling supports couples experiencing external stressors such as illness, job loss and family conflicts as well as natural shifts in couple dynamics and roles. Some individuals benefit from individual sessions without their partner to help them work on personal challenges and relational needs before working together with a couples therapist. Kim Seelbrede counsels individuals and couples in various types and stages of relationships including: pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, committed relationships, open relationships, as well as those considering separation, divorce, newly-single and dating again. Sessions are available weekly, bi-monthly or as weekend intensives in her Manhattan-based office or online via FaceTime or Skype. Learn more about relationship and couples counseling here.

About Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT for Couples

EFT or Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and relationship counseling is an an intervention based on scientific study of adult love and bonding processes in couples. It is designed to address distress in the intimate relationships of adults with a focus on improving emotional attachment. Couples seeking marriage or relationship therapy do so to improve their relationships and may find this method a beneficial approach, as it can help people better understand both their own emotional responses in the context of interpersonal interactions and those of significant people in their lives. Psychotherapists who provide emotionally focused couples therapy typically work with couples and families to help facilitate the creation of secure and lasting bonds between intimate partners and strengthen and reinforce existing bonds. Couples will experience an increase in security, closeness, and connection in intimate relationships. 


SELF-CARE + Well-being 

Helpful information about Self-care practices

As a mind-body psychotherapist specializing in trauma, emotion regulation and stress management using EMDR therapy, Kim Seelbrede, LCSW works with individuals and couples from an experiential, intuitive and present-focused, mindful perspective. She regularly teaches her clients the basics of meditation and gives them the tools to create a mindfulness meditation practice. She works with beginning practitioners as well as individuals who are looking for support with emotional and health challenges. Many clients are interested in creative approaches such as guided imagery and body scans which can also support wellness goals. As a registered yoga therapist (200 + 500 hrs) and a Reiki practitioner, she regularly recommends a variety of helpful practices for her clients including referrals for energy or body work such as: acupuncture, craniosacral therapy (CST) and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, as examples. Integrative therapy may include some combination of the following: meditation support, mindfulness, breathing techniques, stress response training, guided imagery, somatic psychotherapy, Focusing, Brainspotting and EMDR therapy to help clients strengthen inner resources and develop self-soothing techniques with the goal of a healthier life-balance.

Kim Seelbrede trained with Donna Karan's groundbreaking Urban Zen Foundation and the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program (UZIT) and mentored students in the UZIT 2010 program. As a registered yoga therapist she received training in five key modalities: yoga therapy, Reiki, essential oils, nutrition and contemplative care, to address the needs of patients in the healthcare system, medical professionals and caregivers. She is comfortable working with patients receiving conventional and alternative treatments for a variety of conditions. Some examples of chronic health conditions that benefit from self-care support and advocacy are the following: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS, arthritis, MS, Lupus, asthma, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, Lyme disease, autoimmune thyroid disorders (Hashimoto's & Graves), depression, IBS, IBD, hormonal imbalance and diseases of aging as a few examples.

Self-care is not being selfish or indulgent, it is the ability to care for one's own emotional needs and interests and set boundaries. Individuals with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, dependency issues and codependent individuals fail to care for themselves, often until it's too late and they become sick. Conventional medicine rarely addresses the root causes of many of these chronic conditions, and treats only the symptoms. A whole-body approach gives clients the choice to make radical lifestyle changes that may actually cure these common diseases, or at least greatly reduce symptoms and suffering. Learn more about Urban Zen Integrative Therapy here.


Integrative therapy Benefits

  • Using EMDR, increase capacity to experience calm and comfort in the body, release trauma, uncover hidden blocking beliefs that may be sabotaging success and happiness or contributing to anxiety and depression, reduce the impact of negative experiences
  • Address dissociation, body image, eating disorders, compulsions, addictions, substance use or abuse and obsessions using cutting-edge therapies such as EMDR, Focusing, Somatic Experiencing techniques and Brainspotting, Mindfulness Meditation, Biofeedback techniques, guided imagery, breathing techniques, restorative yoga 
  • Learn more adaptive coping skills and self-soothing techniques and develop nurturing self-care rituals 
  • Process and heal painful feelings of loneliness, disappointment, sadness, loss, grief, guilt, shame, anger, envy and fear
  • Develop enhanced attention and awareness through relaxation techniques, mindfulness and radical acceptance
  • Resolve trauma and abuse symptoms, develop healthier boundaries and heal early attachment wounds
  • Unearth parts of yourself that are dissociated and explore areas of spirituality and your true nature
  • Connect with shadow aspects of the self for healthier integration
  • Heal physical symptoms of disease and pain by connecting to sensations and trauma held in the body, habitual thoughts and unexpressed emotions  

RECOVERY SUPPORT + AFTERCARE

Consultation For Family Members

Kim Seelbrede works with individuals just released from addiction or eating disorder inpatient rehab and provides support in the form of individual psychotherapy, EMDR trauma treatment, and when helpful, family therapy.Getting a loved-one into treatment and finding the right program requires help, support and resources. It's difficult to do this alone. Additionally, family members experience strong emotions related to the experience of having a family member who is addicted and at-risk. 

Recovery support can help clients and family members with the following concerns:

  • Maintaining motivation and staying focused on personal goals 
  • Support for creating healthy and safe boundaries for self and others, identifying needs, communicating effectively, learning to ask for help, and self-empowerment
  • Repairing relationships and gaining support for maintaining the energy, passion and desire for healthy relationships
  • Help with engaging in activities and relationships that replace the desire to use drugs or engage in harmful behaviors 
  • Creating a self-care practice that nourishes mind and body, maintaining support and positivity
  • Learn to identify cravings and triggers
  • Celebrating important gains and achievements and learning to make healthier choices
  • Support with structure, activities, exercise, nutrition, socializing and sleep hygiene
  • Help with learning to be present, tolerate discomfort and live in the present moment

About ADDICTIONs + Compulsions  

EMDR Protocols For Addictions + Compulsions

Kim Seelbrede views addictive behaviors as symptoms of other underlying, unresolved issues and has developed a special interest in recovery support as well as having received specialized training in this area. Addictions such as substance abuse and process addictions are complex problems and can be successfully treated when other co-occurring difficulties are addressed, such as depression, panic disorder, ADD, Aspergers and personality disorders. Many may have more than two conditions that contribute to maladaptive coping responses. Some common addictions include: alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, shopping, video games, the internet, sex, pornography and work. Successful treatment for addictive behaviors is an integrative approach that may include some combination of psychotherapy and behavioral treatments. EMDR therapy using addiction protocols, psychodynamic psychotherapy and dialectical behavior therapy or DBT skills are also very effective forms of treatment. 

 


About Anxiety Therapy

Generalized Anxiety Disorder,  Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

Kim Seelbrede uses a very effective protocol and combination of techniques when working with clients who struggle with anxiety. Her high success rate for helping clients overcome anxiety using combined mindfulness, CBT and EMDR techniques means that clients experience healing at the level of the nervous system, as well as gaining important self-empowerment tools to handle future situations. With fewer anxiety symptoms, her clients report an improvement in both personal and professional aspects of their lives in addition to improved productivity, motivation, focus and a decrease in procrastination. Using the nervous system healing techniques of EMDR combined with the emotion and thought management techniques of CBT, clients are able to effectively control their anxiety symptoms. Because CBT is skill-based, clients feel empowered and are able to manage and control their anxiety symptoms. Because EMDR therapy heals at the level of the nervous system, clients find that they spend less time doing CBT homework, and are more often than not, able to maintain and return to a state of self-regulation.


About DEPRESSION therapy

Major Depression, Dysthymia, Postpartum, Premenstrual, Seasonal Affective, Atypical, Situational, Bipolar

Depression and anxiety symptoms are a common reason teens, adolescents and adults seek treatment. Therapy and the support of talking with a therapist helps resolve depression and anxiety symptoms for many. Psychotherapists and psychologists are trained to provide their clients with helpful tools, coping skills and ways to challenge and change or accept the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may contribute to depression. Understanding the source of the problem or situations that trigger depressive episodes may not always lead to symptom relief. Kim Seelbrede uses an integrative approach when working with depression symptoms that includes: psychodynamic psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy, cognitive therapy, EMDR therapy, lifestyle changes, mindfulness and acceptance. For some, a combination of psychotherapy and medication offers the safest, most comprehensive healing approach. Milder forms of depression can be effectively treated with supportive lifestyle changes.