Consultations, Referrals, Professional Supervision
Consultations and Referrals
Kim Seelbrede, a New York State licensed psychotherapist, offers psychological consultation and guidance to individuals and families, helping them move through personal and life challenges, a difficult transition or a crisis -- it is supportive, proactive and preventative in nature. 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 or to gain a second opinion. 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 advice, insight, perspective, guidance and resources for their particular circumstance. At the end of the consultation process, clients are offered 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 using Skype or FaceTime for convenience. Learn more here.
Professional Supervision and private practice building
As an integrative psychotherapist, Kim Seelbrede enjoys helping psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors and marriage and family therapists integrate mind-body techniques into their work with clients. Specifically, her expertise 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. She is delighted to provide private practice building support and clinical case consultation to new practitioners or to those interested in increasing their awareness of issues impacting therapy in an effort to deepen their work with their clients or patients. Professional case supervision can be counted toward the requirements for clinical social workers in training.