Education + Post-Graduate Training

New York University - Graduate Level

NYUSSW- Post-Master's Certificate Programs - Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training: Advanced Clinical Practice; Contemporary Approaches to Clinical Practice; Clinical Approaches to the Addictions; Clinical Practice with Adolescents - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Executive Coaching

William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology - Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions EDCAS:  A course of study that integrates the concepts of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis with those of other treatment modalities and provides a concentrated, practice-oriented educational experience to mental health professionals who work in these areas.

EMDR - Advanced level I & II Transforming Trauma with EMDR Comprehensive Training, EMDRIA approved and supervised  -  Training with Lauren Parnell, PhD, internationally respected EMDR trainer and master therapist.  Participated in 80 hour didactic training and 20 hour mandatory supervision with an EMDRIA-approved consultant. This training was approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Brainspotting Applications for this technique with children, adolescents and adults include trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, dissociation, attachment disorders, ADHD, somatic conditions, performance and creative blocks, sports psychology, and most DSM diagnoses.

DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training - Behavioral Tech, LLC

Bridging the Couple Chasm - Gottman Couples Therapy: A Research-Based Approach - The Gottman Institute

Institute for Life Coach Training - The Institute for Life Coach specializes in training therapists to translate their therapeutic expertise into coaching skills.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy - (PRYT)

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Training Program (UZIT), RYT 500-Yoga Alliance)- Donna Karan's groundbreaking initiative with Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Richard Freeman, Richard Rosen, Geoffrey Roniger, Pamela Miles, Tracy Griffiths, Lena Falth, Koshin Paley Ellison, Robert Chodo Campbell and Roshi Joan Halifax. The UZIT program includes training in yoga therapy, essential oil therapy with Young Living Oils, Reiki, nutrition, and contemplative end-of-life care.  The 12-month curriculum, now in partnership with Yoga Works,  included clinical rotations conducted at Beth Israel Medical Center. 

Professional Services

Individual Psychotherapy

Professional treatment for a range of emotional and behavioral issues working with adults, adolescents and couples including:

  • Depression / mood disorders
  • Anxiety (including generalized anxiety disorder GAD, social anxiety)
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Obsessions
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • PTSD
  • Simple and complex traumas
  • Eating disorders & body image distortions
  • Low self-esteem
  • Identity issues
  • Relationship conflicts / interpersonal difficulties
  • Intimacy problems
  • Parenting support
  • Career issues
  • Creativity blocks
  • Grief & loss counseling
  • Substance abuse support for individuals and their families
  • Addiction treatment using a modified EMDR method called the Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP)
  • Life transitions / change
  • Self-defeating behaviors / self-sabotage
  • Self-harm
  • Personality disorders

Couples Therapy and Relationship Counseling

In couples counseling, you may learn how to:

  • Communicate more effectively
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Successfully repair after conflict
  • Appreciate the relationship and each other
  • Develop shared dreams, values and goals
  • Restore closeness and intimacy
  • Deal with issues related to sex, desire and intimacy
  • Heal from infidelity and betrayals
  • Learn to balance work and family responsibilities
  • Understand the needs of the other

Coaching

Life coaching services for executives, professionals, entertainers, athletes, success and achievement-oriented individuals Including:

  • Career and personal life balance
  • Organization / time management / accountability
  • Creativity enhancement & uncovering obstacles and blocks
  • Peak performance coaching using EMDR
  • Health, wellness & stress management coaching
  • Parent coaching and support
  • Relationship coaching / dating after divorce
  • Corporate wellness & stress reduction

Consultation

Kimberly Seelbrede provides consultations and resources, offering strategies to help a friend or family member who is struggling with an eating disorder, substance abuse, addiction, mood disorder, anxiety, adjustment difficulties and other issues that may need attention. Consultations tend to be short-term, goal-oriented and educational, with a focus on addressing specific problems. Appropriate recommendations and referrals can be made as necessary.

Treatment for the Following:  

  • Addiction & compulsions therapy (eating, shopping, sex, hoarding, rituals) 
  • Alcoholism & chemical dependency recovery support 
  • Anger management therapy in New York City
  • Anxiety / Panic disorder / Agoraphobia therapy using EMDR and CBT 
  • Attachment & separation issues
  • Behavioral & habit disorders / problems in adults and adolescents
  • Bipolar disorder  
  • Career transition support & guidance
  • Chronic medical conditions therapy & lifestyle support (e.g. autoimmune disorders, Lupus, MS, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, cancer)
  • Chronic pain support 
  • Coping skills for teens & adolescents
  • Co-dependency therapy 
  • College students who require stress reduction techniques and structure 
  • Couples counseling including sexual concerns, relationship, intimacy & communication difficulties  
  • Creative process & performance blocks for professionals & creatives
  • Crisis counseling therapy 
  • Depression & dysthymia therapy
  • Divorce & separation counseling
  • Dissociation & derealization
  • Eating disorders 
  • Emotional abuse & boundaries
  • Gay, lesbian & bisexual issues
  • Health & medical concerns & pain management for chronic illness
  • Insomnia during periods of acute stress or anxiety
  • Life coaching for personal, career, performance, stress & wellness
  • Identity concerns, identity confusion & body image distortions
  • Marriage, couples counseling, family issues, conflict resolution, child custody resolution
  • Men’s issues
  • Mid-life transition counseling
  • Mourning, bereavement and grief counseling & support
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) therapy using CBT and EMDR
  • Parenting support & new parent coaching 
  • Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD)
  • Personal growth & self-actualization coaching
  • Personality Disorders treatment 
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), somatic therapy and EMDR therapy
  • Relationship counseling for work & social difficulties 
  • Self esteem & personal growth therapy
  • Self-injurious and self-harm behavior therapist 
  • Sex positive therapy   
  • Sexual conflicts and inhibition treatment for men and women
  • Sexual abuse therapy & recovery using EMDR
  • Sleep hygiene health, wellness & stress management for men and women
  • Spirituality & life purpose coaching and support
  • Stress reduction coaching 
  • Trauma / dissociation treatment using EMDR, affect regulation and grounding techniques
  • Women’s issues / self-care / transitions & supportive treatment / support for hormonal conditions
  • Work & career coaching
  • Writer’s performance block & creative blocks using psychodynamic psychotherapy and/or EMDR therapy 

Client Specialties

  • Parents
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Teens & Adolescents
  • College students
  • Trauma survivors
  • Creative artists, performers & entertainers
  • Medical & law professionals
  • Celebrities & high-profile clients

Modalities

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills (DBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Crisis Counseling
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Ego State Therapy or "Parts Work"
  • Guided imagery
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness

About Kimberly Seelbrede, LCSW

Kimberly Seelbrede is a New York State licensed psychotherapist with extensive post-graduate training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) and specialized Couples Therapy training. Kimberly’s clinical work includes the following: anxiety, depression, relationships, couples therapy, family therapy, addictions, recovery support, compulsions, trauma resolution, stress management, performance difficulties and life transitions. Kimberly conducts weekly psychotherapy sessions in her office, or for established clients who travel, online therapy is an option. Kimberly's interests include lifestyle change and transitions, motivation, mindfulness and stress management, successful communication and managing chronic illness. She conducts intensive couples workshops using her training with The Gottman Institute. Kimberly also supervises mental health and allied health professionals in the areas of case consultation, relaxation training, problem solving and the successful integration of alternative therapies into their private practices. Consultations and appointments can be scheduled by visiting the contact page.

Her background in the performing arts has enabled her to develop a special niche and work successfully with talented, creative, high-profile and celebrity clients. She has the ability to connect and understand the unique challenges these individuals face because of their fame and talents. She has a special interest in helping busy professionals find work/life balance and learn to reduce and manage stress. When she is not helping her clients find the peace and solutions they seek, she enjoys photography, yoga, biking, nature, technology, workshops, the beach, food, volunteer work, fashion and collecting vintage and flea market finds.

Kimberly maintains a private psychotherapy, coaching and consultation practice in New York City. Her areas of expertise includes: anxiety and mood disorders, phobias, obsessions, panic disorder, trauma resolution, sexual dysfunction, burnout, loss and transitions, women's hormone and emotional health, performance enhancement, relationships, stress reduction/management support and crisis therapy. Her post-graduate training in psychiatric and clinical social work, psychology, cutting-edge therapies, the healing arts and yoga therapy, has allowed her to incorporate a broad range of techniques into her therapeutic work with clients. She enjoys the flexibility of being able to integrate relational, interpersonal and insight-oriented therapies, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, ACT, EMDR, Brainspotting, Ego State Therapy, Mindfulness and stress reduction/meditation techniques into sessions.