Consultations, Referrals, Professional Supervision

Consultations And Referrals

Kim Seelbrede, a New York State licensed psychotherapist, offers psychological consultation and guidance to individuals and families to help them move through personal and life challenges, a difficult transition or a crisis. Clients benefit from the expertise of working with a highly-trained clinician who provides a focused, solution-based approach using assessment, education, guidance, advice and resources. One example might be a family member who is struggling with an addiction and/or a mental health issue. Consultations tend to be time-limited and problem or goal-oriented in nature. Consultations allow a client, parent or family member to explore concerns and to make decisions or changes in their lives that move them forward in a helpful direction. 

The consultation process is an opportunity to speak about a crisis, or problems and concerns in one's current situation. A consultation is a proactive and preventative approach to obtaining guidance and support during a challenging situation. What makes this different from ongoing therapy is that the experience is limited--usually one or two sessions, and is not meant to replace ongoing therapy or counseling.  A consultation can help a client gain supportive advice, insight, perspective, guidance and resources for their particular circumstance. At the end of the consultation process Kim Seelbrede offers clients an assessment of the situation,  a recommendation for treatment if needed, and possible referrals to allied professionals, complementary/alternative referrals, medical doctors or other psychological services such as psychopharmacologists or psychiatrists. Because of the nature of the consultation process, clients are offered sessions in Manhattan or online for convenience. 


Consultations For Complementary, Alternative And Conventional Medical Referrals In New York City

I am delighted to share my resources of amazing professionals with whom I've studied or know personally to assist you with your health and wellness goals. Clients with specific needs may request to have me help them find appropriate resources as an additional service that can easily occur in the context of our work together. With over 10 years of experience in the mental health, yoga, nutrition and meditation field, I am fortunate to have an abundance of amazing alternative and conventional practitioners as a network of referrals – many of whom I work with and know personally.

  • Acupuncture practitioners, chiropractors, craniosacral therapists, energy healers, Reiki practitioners & polarity therapists
  • Nutrition, registered dietitian/nutritionists and meal support 
  • Yoga therapists, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapists, therapeutic and specific special needs yoga
  • Aromatherapy & essential oil treatment
  • Massage therapists
  • Art therapists
  • Group therapy
  • Herbal medicine, integrative medical practitioners, homeopathy & naturopathy professionals
  • EMDR, Brainspotting & SE or Somatic Experiencing practitioners
  • Hypnotherapy practitioners
  • Hormonal support & anti-aging experts
  • Psychoanalysts, psychiatrists psychotherapists, marriage family therapists & psychopharmacologists
  • Mindfulness and meditation experts & Buddhist psychotherapists
  • Education & college specialists
  • Chaplains and end of life support

Professional Supervision And Private Practice Building

As a mind-body practitioner, Kim Seelbrede has a special interest in helping psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors and marriage and family therapists interested in practicing integrative psychotherapy, blend mind-body techniques into their practice with clients. Her special interests includes helping professionals incorporate complementary modalities such as relaxation techniques, guided imagery, mindfulness, grounding techniques, breathing exercises, self-care and meditation into their work with clients. 

As a psychotherapist with over ten years of experience in the mental health field, Kim Seelbrede offers the opportunity for clinical case consultation and supervision, as well as private practice building support to new practitioners or to those interested in deepening the work with their clients or patients. She provides consultation services to therapists and other mental health care providers who are interested in increasing their awareness of issues impacting therapy cases. Clinical consultation and supervision is offered as 50 minute sessions. Professional case supervision can be counted toward the requirements for clinical social workers in training. Career consultation appointments can include a one time evaluation and strategies for practice development, or more in-depth ongoing work to support ongoing professional goals.

For Medical And Allied Health Professionals: Adjunctive EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Therapies, Meditation, Breathing Techniques And Restorative Yoga Therapy for Stress Management 

Kim Seelbrede provides alternative and complementary support to medical, allied and mental health professionals in New York City. Using techniques such as EMDR, yoga therapy and relaxation responses as an adjunct to therapy and/or medical treatment, clients can be supported  to feel contained, grounded and in possession of new skills and tools. Adjunctive EMDR work can be used for clients struggling with a variety of concerns including PTSD, traumas, eating disorders, anxiety, addictions and attachment issues. The goal of adjunctive EMDR and stress management techniques is to help your clients learn to recognize when they feel activated and then return to a more resourced and regulated state. As such, their capacity to manage distress in the "here and now" as well as tolerate painful emotions is increased. Supportive techniques are a complement to traditional psychotherapy sessions. When I collaborate as an adjunct therapist, I make a commitment to both the primary therapist and the patient to support and preserve the integrity of their primary therapy relationship. The adjunct arrangements are considered short-term and specific symptom-oriented.