Therapy, EMDR Psychotherapy + Clinical Consultations
Kim Seelbrede views many mental health issues such as addictions and eating disorders as symptoms that hold meaning, as such, can be understood and healed when the root of the problem is addressed. As an integrative therapist, she understands the importance of integrating important behavioral interventions into the treatment to further support healing. Individuals enter therapy for a variety of reasons, including the desire to find meaning and purpose in their lives and a search for a deeper connection to self and others. Kim is sensitive, open and respectful of individuals who seek answers to spiritual concerns, which she feels may be the root of much suffering today. To help address developmental and other sources of trauma, Kim Seelbrede is a level II EMDRIA-trained EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). EMDR therapy can successfully be used for trauma, attachment deficits, 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. Kim Seelbrede is a mind-body practitioner and registered yoga therapist (RYT 200, 500). Consultation sessions are an opportunity to obtain helpful information and education for clients and their families. She is delighted to share her resources and make traditional and complementary/alternative referrals to allied professionals such as therapists, psychologists, internists, psychopharmacologists or psychiatrists.
As a licensed Psychotherapist & Consultant 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 of the people with whom I work are intelligent, creative and accomplished, but struggle with relationships, anxiety, self-doubt, eating disorders, addictions, depression and emptiness, and feel that they could benefit from self-inquiry and support. I have multiple areas of specialization including work with mental health professionals, professional supervision, physicians, college students, artists, creatives, celebrities, talented and gifted individuals, parents and couples. 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 a clinician with an integrative, holistic 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 and 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. Therapy, Coaching & Consultation Psychotherapy in Manhattan, or when appropriate, online via telephone Skype or a HIPPA compliant service.