Consultations

I consult with individuals and families about personal and life challenges, a difficult transition or a crisis that may benefit from 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. Therapy consultations allow a client, parent or family member to explore concerns and to make decisions or changes in their lives that move them in a helpful direction. The consultation process is an opportunity to speak extensively about any problems and concerns in your current situation.A consultation is a proactive and preventative approach to obtaining guidance and support during a crisis, life transition or a particular situation.

I have presented workshops to individuals, small groups, companies and organizations on topics including: Managing stress, creating balance, communication skills, leadership skills, life after divorce, single again, self-care and strengthening relationships. What makes this different from psychotherapy is that the experience is limited, usually one or two sessions, and is not meant to replace ongoing therapy.  A consultation can help a client gain advice, insight, perspective, guidance and resources for their particular circumstance.  At the end of the consultation process I offer clients my assessment and a recommendation for treatment.  I provide consultation services to individuals, those seeking second opinions, parents, concerned family members, mental health professionals, and other professionals. I am happy to make recommendations and referrals as needed. Depending on the nature of the difficulties, appropriate referrals can be made, and consultations can be conducted by telephone, online via Skype or a secure, HIPPA compliant internet source for those who do not have access to a therapist or for individuals outside New York City.

Referrals

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
  • Nutrition, Registered Dietitian 
  • Yoga & Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
  • Therapeutic, Specific Needs Yoga Therapy
  • Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Treatment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Feng Shui
  • Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy & Naturopathy
  • Energy Medicine & Reiki
  • EMDR & Somatic Experiencing Practitioners
  • Brainspotting Therapists
  • NLP & Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Practitioners
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Integrative Medicine Practitioners
  • Traditional Medicine Practitioners
  • Nutrition and Food Preparation
  • Hormonal Support & Antiaging Experts
  • Psychiatrists & Psychopharmacologists
  • Psychoanalysts
  • Buddhist Psychotherapists & Psychologists
  • Education & College Specialists
  • EMDR Therapists
  • Somatic Experiencing Therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Somatic Therapies
  • Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Practitioners
  • Meditation Practitioners
  • Chaplains and End of Life Support 

SUPERVISION GROUPS FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AND CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS IN NEW YORK CITY

I provide clinical supervision groups for therapists new to private practice in New York City.  Supervision groups with peers and facilitated by an experienced clinician provides therapists and opportunity to discuss cases, obtain helpful feedback, see things from a different perspective and connect and apply theory to practice with patients and clients. In addition to sharing cases, supervision offers an important opportunity to discuss countertransference--your own unique reactions, feelings and observations about your work. Many group participants welcome guidance on developing business and professional policies that will form the foundation of an ethical and successful psychotherapy practice. Private clinical supervision can supplement agency that can often feel inadequate and insufficient for new therapists. Small groups can make high-quality supervision affordable in addition to offering peer and professional support and expertise. One speciality that I offer is the opportunity to learn how to integrate couples and family expertise, mind and body techniques, somatic psychotherapies and meditation and mindfulness with more traditional modalities such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy and CBT. Dynamic supervision enhances learning, provides support,  improves clinician confidence and deepens practice. Examples of supervision support include:

  • Private practice development
  • Setting fees & business policies
  • Networking & marketing
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Transference & Countertransference
  • Enactments & reenactments
  • Observations and perspective on dynamics & patterns
  • Integrating mind and body techniques and other modalities

Please email me to join a small group supervision located in my New York City office. 

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.

GROUP THERAPY

Group therapy has a long and well-proven record as a highly effective and useful form of psychotherapy. It is as helpful, and in some cases can be more beneficial  than individual therapy for many reasons. For some adults and adolescents, needs  such as reducing  isolation by gaining social support and learning how to sustain healthy interpersonal relationships are important objectives of treatment. Essentially, they learn about how to relate to others and also gain from the support they receive from the group connection. The majority of individuals who participate in group therapy find it beneficial as a stand-alone treatment or in addition to their own psychotherapy.

Group Therapy Is An Opportunity For The Following Benefits To Occur: 

  • Receive and offer support and feedback
  • Gain insight and understanding into one’s own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by looking at relationship patterns both inside and outside the group
  • Develop awareness  of other peoples’ thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  • Improve self-confidence, self-image, and self-esteem
  • Learn effective communication skills
  • Experiment and practice  new interpersonal behaviors
  • Speak honestly and directly about feelings in a safe environment
  • Benefit from personal change and growth  inside the group with the expectation that new behaviors can generalize into one’s outside life
  • Normalize problems by recognizing that other people  share similar challenges

Confidentiality: What happens in the group stays in the group. The content of group therapy sessions must be held in confidence.  It is an essential part of ethical, professional conduct. Group therapists are pledged to maintain complete confidentiality except in one situation: when there is an immediate risk of serious harm to a group member or to someone else.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Relationship Counseling, Consulation, Supervision, EMDR + Adjunctive EMDR Therapy + Online Counseling Sessions

I've enjoyed my education adventures along the way and am able to offer a unique approach to healing. My goal is to blend contemporary psychological practices and practical skill-building with intuitive guidance and the wisdom of the ancient healing arts. The heart and soul of my approach is to help clients develop insight, self-awareness, self-acceptance, authenticity, self-integration, respect for one's body, feeling embodied, healthier boundaries, self-care and to learn to trust one's own inner guide and wisdom. 

Psychotherapy For Adolescents + Adults

Individual adolescent and adult therapy is provided in my Manhattan office, and depending on client concerns, online using Skype or a HIPPA compliant platform. An initial consultation is the best way to determine if your particular needs and goals can best be addressed using a short-term model such as solution-focused therapy and crisis counseling or long-term psychotherapy to address longstanding, chronic symptoms and conflicts. I have advanced post-graduate training in a variety of helpful techniques such as: EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Focusing and Mindfulness. After an initial assessment, I will give you my opinion, and together, we can discuss therapy in detail. We can also consider the duration of treatment and the approach or combination that would be the best solution for you. I have expertise in anxiety and mood disorders, addictions, compulsions, eating disorders, relationship problems, sexuality, identity concerns, sexuality, self-defeating patterns/self-sabbotage, lack of purpose, spirituality, family of origin issues, trauma/PTSD, attachment issues, self-esteem, transitions, loss, wellness coaching and an integrative therapy approach that addresses chronic pain and medical challenges. 

Coaching, Strategizing + Mentoring

Coaching clients are goal-oriented individuals who seek results in their lives. Hiring a coach who is rigorously trained to uncover obstacles, as well as guide and support your best self, is a powerful resource. Having support and guidance as you practice new behaviors can be incredibly helpful. Some just need an expert "strategist" to guide efforts towards growth and change. Coaching unearths the stubborn and often hidden, negative self-concepts that keep people anchored to their present reality. Identifying these unhelpful concepts helps clients move forward. Often, a positive and renewed sense of energy will emerge as soon as one begins the coaching process. Partnering with a life coach can be supportive, encouraging and empowering, and can help clients navigate change restoring or creating balance and fulfillment. Whether it’s taking control of one's health, losing weight, career issues, focusing on goal-attainment, repairing a relationship, getting "unstuck" or transitioning to a new chapter in life, coaching can provide the needed inspiration and support one desires. Working with a licensed trained psychotherapist can yield exceptional results. Coaching is not therapy. Therapists have interesting skills and tools that can be used when longstanding and resistant patterns interfere with progress. I won't hesitate to offer EMDR for blocks and peak performance enhancement, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused strategies or Cognitive Behavior techniques to my clients, combined with coaching strategies to help the "stuck" move forward.

Relationship Counseling + Couples Therapy

I've successfully worked with many coupes who desire a better, more fulfilling relationship. I work with many high-functioning couples who would like to enhance their relationship and reestablish intimacy and connection. I also work with individuals at various stages of relationships including: newly-formed relationships, couples seeking pre-marital counseling and guidance, new parents seeking support, those considering separation or divorce and the newly single and ready to date. I use a "team" approach, helping couples learn to communicate their needs and "hear" the needs of their partner, as well as develop a shared vision or goals, learn acceptance and compassion for self and the other, heal from infidelity, develop new skills,  identify and de-escalate triggers, address sex and intimacy concerns and understand how the past may be impacting your current relationship. I use my training from The Gottman Institute, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT and Non-Violent Communication or NVC to support my work with couples.

EMDR Therapy + Brainspotting

As an EMDRIA-approved, level II trained EMDR therapist, I have enjoyed great success with clients using EMDR therapy for a variety of chronic, longstanding difficulties as well as recent traumatic incidents. EMDR psychotherapy can be a stand-alone treatment or integrated into ongoing talk therapy sessions to speed the healing process. As a New York City based EMDR specialist, I provide trauma resolution for PTSD symptoms, and healing for attachment deficits, developmental traumas, medical trauma and chronic physical and emotional abuse. Additionally, EMDR is an effective therapy for anxiety, obsessions, phobias, compulsions, panic attacks, depression, self-esteem, eating disorders and more. For addictions, I use a specific protocol called the Feeling State Addiction Protocol or FSAP when working with substance and process addictions. For individuals in addiction recovery, elements of EMDR therapy can help clients develop self-soothing inner resources. A combination of EMDR and coaching is an effective treatment combination for sports and peak performance enhancement and creative and performance blocks. Brainspotting, another technique developed by David Grand, PhD, combined with EMDR psychotherapy is a technique I use to address attachment issues, unresolved trauma, pre-verbal trauma and performance problems. 

Consultations + Referrals

I provide consultation sessions that are time-limited and problem or goal-focused. Some individuals and families consult with a mental health professional for educational purposes, a clinical assessment or diagnosis, help with a personal or life challenge, support for a difficult transition or crisis and to obtain resources to other collateral support such as psychiatrists or treatment facilities such as rehabs for addictions and eating disorders. Clinical consultations allow a client, parent or family member to explore concerns, probem-solve with a professional and make decisions or changes in their lives that move them forward when they feel unsupported or "stuck." I am delighted to share my trusted resources to complementary, alternative and conventional medical referrals in New York City and beyond. Consultations are not psychotherapy and can be done long distance using an online service such as Skype, Google, FaceTime  or via telephone sessions. 

Integrative Therapy-Coaching, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction + Self-Care Practices

My interest in mind-body techniques and complementary medicine has allowed me to journey to some amazing places including workshops and training opportunities. Using my training with the Urban Zen Foundation and my yoga therapy training (RYT 200 + 500 hours), I help clients address anxiety insomnia, stress, trauma and chronic illness using a combination of guided imagery, breathing techniques, body scans, meditation and Mindfulness. I've studied aromatherapy and Reiki and still enjoy both, including self-Reiki and Reiki with clients, friends and family. Using the brilliance of neurobiology, western psychological theory, and the power of cutting-edge nutrition, yoga therapy, chakra work and other somatic psychotherapies, I truly enjoy helping clients who are open to these techniques heal on many levels. Together we can decide what would work best for your particular needs. Some examples of integrative therapy include: Mindfulness training, lifestyle recommendations (nutrition, meditation, exercise, yoga and sleep), boundary work, creative play, journaling, somatic therapy and more. 

Supervision + Private Practice Development

I enjoy helping new practitioners such as social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, licensed mental health counselors and psychologists develop and build their private practices. I am happy to provide clinical supervision for cases, and I especially enjoy helping interested therapists blend mind-body medicine and complementary techniques into their existing psychotherapy practices.

Psychotherapy, Coaching + Consultation Services

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety and compulsive disorders
  • Eating disorders, emotional eating and body image issues
  • Borderline Personality Disorder BPD
  • Adolescents problems (behavioral, emotional, family, academic challenges)
  • Marriage / couples / relationship problems
  • Celebrity, gifted and talented individuals
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Addictions / drug addiction / process addictions / substance abuse / behavioral disorders / alcoholism
  • Sexual addiction
  • Adult survivors of abuse
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Childhood, developmental trauma and traumatic events
  • Self-harm
  • Self-sabatage and self-defeating behaviors
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Performance blocks using EMDR therapy
  • Surviving and managing relationships with borderline or narcissistic individuals / partners
  • Men’s issues
  • Women’s issues, transitions, parenting, caretaking, hormone imbalance
  • Environmental stressors and crisis management
  • Phase of life issues / aging
  • Sexual and relationship issues for individuals and couples
  • Life transitions
  • Work, creativity and career issues
  • Life purpose, existential and spiritual concerns

Professional Services 

  • Individual, couples, marital, family and group therapy
  • Weekend intensive workshops for couples
  • Coordination of services with school, medical practitioners, legal counsel, etc
  • Consultation and evaluation for potential in-patient residential treatment
  • Parent and new parent education and coaching
  • Addiction evaluations and assessments
  • Addiction therapy (drug, alcohol, sex, internet, gambling, eating, spending, shopping)
  • Executive coaching
  • Peak performance coaching
  • Clinical supervision, private practice building business and consulting
  • Presentations and workshops
  • Mindfulness, meditation and stress management coaching and instruction
  • Recovery support for individuals including their families
  • Self-care support and coaching
  • Referrals to medical and allied professionals in New York City

Therapy Approaches

  • Psychodynamic / psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness / meditation support
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • EMDR therapy
  • Focusing
  • Brainspotting for attachment and trauma resolution
  • Crisis counseling
  • Short-term and goal-oriented therapy
  • Cognitive therapy for depression
  • CBT
  • DBT skills

Modalities Offered

  • Individual
  • Marriage and relationships
  • Family
  • Group
  • Consultation
  • Coaching
  • Clinical supervision
  • Online via telephone, Skype, FaceTime or a HIPPA compliant service