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. Learn more here.

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.

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