Thoroughly Female

Women somehow get portrayed as one type. You’re either a feminist or you’re not. You’re a working woman or you’re not. I’m raising two girls, and I say to them, ‘I need you to be strong and soft. You can be smart and beautiful... You can be all of these things.’
— Maria Shriver
After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.’
— Anna Quindlen
If we value what we’ve inherited for free - from other women - surely it’s right morally and ethically for us to wake up and say, ‘I’m a feminist. ‘
— Annie Lennox
I am a feminist, and I define myself: Be yourself, because if you can get away with it, that is the ultimate feminist act.
— Liz Phair
You come to a point where you give up on holding yourself to a perfect feminist ideal - it just feels stifling.
— Jessica Valenti
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
— John Lennon
A woman is like a tea bag - you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
I think the most important thing people can do to save our planet and the human race is to empower women!
— Robert Ballard
To those of us who remained committed mainly to the exploration of moral distinctions and ambiguities, the feminist analysis may have seemed a particularly narrow and cracked determinism.
— Joan Didion
Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.
— Coco Chanel
I’m a feminist. I want to fight, but I don’t see many people with this desire to fight for something. Women don’t help each other, especially in fashion.
— Donatella Versace
One of the most radical things women can do is to love their body.
— Eve Ensler
Too many women throw themselves into romance because they’re afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won’t do that.
— Julie Delpy
I respect women like Gloria Steinem who paved the way. But when you say ‘feminist’ now, there is a message that if you are sexy and you acknowledge that part of your personality publicly, then it’s somehow an affront to women. And I reject that.
— Megyn Kelly
What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don’t have, is just love what we do have.
— Cameron Diaz

Kim Seelbrede is a former Miss USA and a New York City psychotherapist, coach, consultant and EMDR therapist who specializes in a holistic approach to therapy and coaching, working with adults, adolescents and couples. Kimberly is trained to collaborate with you in developing the insight and coping skills to address many concerns including: relationships, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, self-esteem, self-harm, ADD, ADHD, social difficulties, adolescent challenges, family issues, underachievement, perfectionism, identity and sexuality concerns, addictions, compulsions, OCD, binge eating, PTSD, trauma, transitions, life purpose, spirituality, health concerns, weight management, stress management, performance problems, life balance, meditation and mindfulness support.  Please email her to arrange a consultation in her Manhattan office or online via Skype. 

Kim completed her graduate studies at New York University and has advanced post-graduate certificates in psychodynamic psychotherapy from NYU and interpersonal and relational training for eating disorders, compulsions and addictions from the White Institute. She holds an advanced certificate to practice EMDR therapy as well as specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), DBT skills, Non-Violent Communication (NVC), and applies the work of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and her training with The Gottman Institute in her work with couples.  She Is a Mindfulness practitioner and registered yoga therapist (200 + 500 RYT) trained with the Urban Zen Foundation.

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