Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Stress Management + Relationship Expert

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Kim Seelbrede is a psychotherapist and consultation therapist in private practice in New York City. She has extensive training and experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. She is interactive, compassionate and often directive, as needed. Her goal is to help those she works with gain personal insight into the nature of their difficulties, understand the meaning of their pain, reduce or alleviate symptoms, change destructive habits and patterns and create positive approaches for living a life of peace and satisfaction. Kim Seelbrede is a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapist. EMDR can be used for trauma, accidents, abuse, losses, anxiety, blocked energy, negative beliefs, physical symptoms, irrational emotions, phobias, addictions, compulsions, performance blocks and painful memories. She uses this modality to unlock the wisdom and innate healing capacity of the mind and body that has been blocked and can be unblocked. 

Practice Specialties and Common Symptoms

    •    Anxiety - Panic attacks, fear, excessive worry, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviors
    •    Depression - Major Depression, Dysthymia, Bipolar Disorder, sadness, irritability, social withdrawal, hopelessness, sleep disturbances, guilt, lack of desire, poor concentration.
    •    Eating Disorders - Compulsion to eat or not eat as well as other disturbances in body image and thoughts, beliefs and behaviors affecting physical and mental health.
    •    Addictions - Destructive coping skills and recurring compulsions to engage in specific activities despite negative consequences to one’s health, mental state, career, family and social life
    •    Trauma - Sexual, physical and verbal abuse, repeating family dynamics, violence, witnessing or involvement in crime, catastrophic events, rape, accidents
    •    Recovery - Support for individuals in all stages of recovery from addictions, alcohol, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma (pre-rehab, post-rehab or residential step-down support), wellness planning and maintenance and self-care
    •    Sexual Disorders - Difficulty during any stage of the sexual act (desire, arousal, orgasm, resolution) that prevents or limits the enjoyment of healthy sexual activity, either alone or in the context of relationships
    •    Life Changes - Transitions in the life cycle that cause emotional, psychological and physical challenges (new relationships, marriage, birth of a child, aging, ending relationships, separation, divorce, career or job struggles, death of loved one, becoming sober or challenges to maintaing sobriety)
    •    Creativity and Success - Blocks in writing, creating and producing, repetitive patterns of self-sabotage and self-defeating patterns, perfectionism, fear of failure, fear of success, neurotic undoing
    •    Communication Difficulties and Relationship Problems - Difficulty identifying and expressing emotions and feelings, feeling victimized, attacked and blamed, defensiveness,  difficulties in listening or understanding another, feeling easily angered and triggered, frustrations due to not feeling heard or seen, violent or destructive communication patterns, problems with intimacy or maintaining relationships, adult children of alcoholics, family of origin problems 
    •    Postpartum, Parenting Issues, Family Problems and Crisis Counseling - Easily frustrated, overwhelmed and confused, feeling frustrated, difficulty communicating feelings and needs, exhaustion, helping a loved-one get sober, mental health issues affecting family members

Methods of Treatment

Kim Seelbrede uses an eclectic approach when working with clients. In her experience, while insight and self-awareness can bring about tremendous growth and change, effective therapy may also require a more flexible approach that incorporates practical skill building and techniques that support behavioral change. She successfully blends the following: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, EMDR Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, DBT Skills, Relaxation and Meditation Training,  Non-Violent Communication and the Gottman Method for Relationship Counseling and Couples Therapy.

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Loneliness doesn’t come from having no one around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that are important to you.
— Carl Jung

Additional Information 


  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Consultations
  • Family  Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy

Integrative Therapy

  • EMDR therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • CBT & DBT Skills
  • Interpersonal & Relational

What To Expect

I am able to provide both short-term therapy such as solution-focused treatment, crisis counseling or coaching as well as long-term psychotherapy that consists of weekly standing appointments to address longstanding behavior patterns, dynamics, conflicts and obstacles that interfere with leading a vital and fulfilling life. I am motivated to help my more focused and motivated clients achieve their goals as quickly as possible. Some individuals have challenges that may require a a longer course of treatment. An in-person consultation is the best way to determine what type of therapy would work best for your individual needs.


  • Relationship Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Divorce Support


  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation Support
  • Stress Reduction
  • Guided Imagery

My Mission

  • To help clients have more satisfying relationships, both personal and professional
  • To help clients gain the necessary insight and self-awareness for change to occur
  • To help clients identify obstacles and patterns that interfere with success
  • To provide clients with new skills and goals to improve their lives
  • To help clients improve their emotional wellbeing and find balance in their lives
  • To support clients through challenging situations, loss or times of transition and change 


  • Telephone Consultations
  • Video Conferencing
  • Thera-Coaching
  • Private Practice Building


  • Goal Attainment
  • Life Transition Support
  • Peak Performance Coaching
  • Chronic Illness Support

Areas Of Speciality

  • Relationships
  • Couples Therapy/Pre-Marital 
  • Intimacy & Sex
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions (Substance/Process)
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Stress Reduction
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal & Relational Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy + CBT
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR Therapy

About My Approach

As a licensed Psychotherapist + Coach working with individuals in a variety of professional, entrepreneurial and executive positions including entertainment, performance and wellness, I strive to help my clients create work and life balance, manage stress and difficult decisions, enjoy healthier relationships and find clarity of purpose in their lives. Many successful, high-achieving clients also struggle with anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, eating disorders, addiction problems and an inability to reach their potential. Working with a Therapist or Coach can help with many of these difficulties. An additional focus and area of expertise in my work is helping clients who struggle with symptoms related to developmental trauma, attachment difficulties and PTSD. I've had great success using EMDR and other somatic therapies for symptom relief and trauma resolution.  I enjoy incorporating a variety of modalities into my private practice, including relaxation and breathing techniques, guided imagery and yoga philosophy along with traditional treatment approaches such psychodynamic and interpersonal psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT, DBT therapy skills, Mindfulness and EMDR therapy. As clinician with an integrative philosophy, I believe that sound emotional well-being is strongly influenced by healthy relationships, nutrition, exercise, sleep, creative outlets, thought patterns, self-care, spirituality and a healthy balance of work and play. 

As a former Miss USA, I am someone who understands the unique challenges, demands and struggles of celebrities and talented individuals and therefore have a special interest in celebrity mental health. My own personal life experiences and unique training enables me to provide the mentoring, support and guidance that high-profile clients benefit from the most. I engage clients with collaboration, insight, curiosity, sensitivity, solution and change-oriented approaches and sometimes a healthy dose of humor.  I also welcome individuals who could simply benefit from ongoing support or mentoring. 

I enjoy blogging and providing relevant, helpful emotional, physical and mental health information in an effort to reach those who might not otherwise have access to psychological help, counseling or therapy. As a registered yoga therapist RYT 200 + 500 level, I enjoy writing about whatever I may stumble upon that is yoga, meditation and mindfulness related. Please be in touch via email or telephone to learn more about my eclectic treatment approach or if you have a question, simply put "Ask Kim" in the subject line. Therapy, Coaching & Consultation Psychotherapy in Manhattan, or when appropriate, worldwide online via telephone Skype or a HIPPA compliant service.

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Kim Seelbrede is a former Miss USA and a licensed New York City Psychotherapist, Coach and EMDR Therapist who specializes in an integrative approach to therapy and coaching, working with adults, adolescents and couples. She has a special interest in celebrity mental health and enjoys working with gifted and talented individuals who struggle with self-doubt, perfectionism and performance difficulties . Her intuitive gifts, compassion and eclectic training enables her to work with a range of personal and situational difficulties. Kimberly is trained to collaborate with her clients in developing enhanced self-awareness, personal insight and adaptive coping skills to address many concerns including: relationship and interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, OCD, personality disorders, self-esteem, self-harm, shame, ADD, ADHD, adolescent challenges, family of origin issues, underachievement, identity and sexuality concerns, addictions, compulsions, eating disorders, PTSD/trauma, transitions, health concerns and stress management. Integrative therapy sessions can address concerns related to spirituality, life-purpose, work-life balance as well as providing meditation and mindfulness support. She conducts couples intensive workshops, groups and consults with organizations on stress reduction and mindfulness. 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 psychotherapy training from The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology in Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions. Additionally, she has received advanced EMDRIA-approved EMDR training as well as specialized training in Brainspotting, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and DBT Therapy. In her work with couples, she uses solution-focused therapy, Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and applies the work of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and her training with The Gottman Institute. She Is a registered yoga therapist (200 + 500 RYT), integrative therapist and Reiki practitioner trained with the Urban Zen Foundation.

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