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EDUCATION + POST-GRADUATE TRAINING

New York University - MSW, LCSW

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

NYUSSW- Post-Master's Certificate Programs - Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Advanced Clinical Practice, Clinical Approaches To The Addictions, Clinical Practice With Adolescents, Spirituality And Social Work, 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

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. 

—BIO—

Kim Seelbrede has worked with some of the world’s most well-known personalities and high-profile clients from TV personalities, musicians, writers, politicians, Fortune 500 CEOs, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, creatives and trauma survivors. Kimberly Seelbrede, LCSW is a licensed clinical psychotherapist (NYS 079234) who works as both a therapist and a coach. She has an office in Manhattan and works online as well via phone, Skype, FaceTime or other HIPPA-compliant platform. Often drawing upon a felt-sense of intuition, she believes strongly in listening beyond spoken words to hear the heart of what is often unsaid, and considers unconscious conflicts and blocks as likely obstacles that interfere with client goal attainment, success and happiness.

Educated at New York University and having received advanced post-graduate training, Kim Seelbrede, LCSW is a clinical psychotherapist who has trained with world-renowned pioneers in the fields of psychology and wellness, and is expertly trained in the most effective cutting-edge treatments. With extensive general and specialized training, as well as a deep commitment to integrative approaches, Kim Seelbrede weaves mindfulness practices into gold-standard treatments such as: DBT, CBT, psychodynamic/object relations /relational psychotherapy, EMDR & focusing techniques. Her exquisite dedication to balancing sensitivity with delicate concerns alongside a relational and problem-focused approach is rare and reflects the highly personalized care she takes with each and every patient she accepts into her practice.

As a self-care, well-being expert, patient advocate and seasoned clinician, she often works with individuals struggling with difficult-to-treat conditions. She has a particular passion for providing consultation and education to hospitals, medical schools, students, and other health professionals about the importance of trauma-informed care in medicine. 

So why would a traditionally-trained psychotherapist coach clients on the side? Because it's really fun! Many individuals would prefer to leave the past where it belongs and focus on goal attainment and solutions to move their lives in the direction they desire. Life coaching with a therapist can shine the light on any obstacles that may be blocking progress and leverage client strengths to build a life more aligned with one's true nature and vision. I give clients the tools and tricks as well as a map of how to reach those often elusive goals. I have a special interest in coaching and working with clients who have health challenges such as autoimmune disorders or other chronic conditions and are motivated to make the necessary lifestyle changes to experience enhanced well-being.

Kim Seelbrede uses creative, effective coaching and blends evidenced-based therapies such as CBT and a depth-focused process (working with the unconscious) to help her clients become effective and powerful in their lives. Her work involves an intelligent fusion of coaching, depth psychology, EMDR and mind-body wisdom and the creative integration of these elements to support client growth and transformation. Kimberly's past and current clients include CEOs, top athletes, entertainers, celebrities, writers, creatives, speakers, salespeople, managers, executives, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, parents, adolescents and other high-profile clients

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.