Kimberly  Schmidt Bevans

Kimberly Schmidt Bevans

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, BC-DMT
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Brookline Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 7, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Dance/movement therapy
  • Mind-body and expressive therapies
  • Trauma recovery
  • Healing difficult experiences held in the body
  • Stress management
  • Communication difficulties
  • Relationship challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Breath work
  • Mindful movement
  • Grounding exercises
  • Thought reframing
  • Existential challenges

Professional statement

Kimberly Schmidt Bevans (she/her), is a licensed therapist serving the Greater Boston area and Massachusetts via telehealth. She helps high-achieving, deep-feeling women just like you— women who care deeply, work hard, and often appear as if their life is going well. Yet, inside, they feel overwhelmed, not good enough, worried, and exhausted.

You want to be the person your friends and family go to for support and help, but it’s hard when you’re also struggling with difficulties and your own emotions. You can achieve more life balance, develop meaningful relationships, and a fulfilling life with body-centered therapy.

Kim can help you achieve the fulfilling life you deserve through body-focused therapy. Kim uses dance/movement therapy and expressive therapy to incorporate the natural bodily responses into the therapy work. These body-based, expressive, and mindful approaches allow you to access deeply held patterns that can’t be reached through talking alone.

Kim is passionate about helping deep-feeling, highly-motivated women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who are experiencing anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship challenges, low-self esteem and life transitions. Her uniquely tailored body-centered approach incorporates breath work, mindful movement, grounding exercises, thought reframing, and expressive exploration.

As a licensed, body-focused therapist for over 13 years, Kim can help you achieve a fulfilling life, develop deeper interpersonal connections, and work through difficult emotions like worries, ‘shoulds,’ and negativity.

Kim will help you explore what’s currently holding you back from the life you want, help you move forward with your goals, and gain clarity. Throughout the process, Kim will help you tap into your unique strengths, heal the unconscious patterns in your mind and body, and reconnect with yourself and others, so you can become the best version of yourself.

Kim's practice is open to people of any gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic or racial background.


Message to clients

Are you tired of feeling emotionally “all over the place,” exhausted, and like you’ll never be enough no matter how hard you work? Your life and responsibilities keep you busy, but you don’t feel a sense of fulfillment or satisfaction. Instead, you feel chronically overworked, overwhelmed, and stuck. You know you can experience more joy, feel more free; you see others doing it! You feel deep down inside that person you want to be! But you still struggle, you tell yourself you ‘should’: do more for others, work harder, be able to manage everything on your own. Guess what? You’re not alone!

Our modern, fast-paced lifestyles make it hard to truly pay attention to our feelings, thoughts, and signals from our body. In body-centered therapy, we work together to help you begin to reconnect and pay attention to the information your body and mind are giving you. My body-centered and expressive therapeutic approaches go beyond talking. We’ll incorporate therapy techniques that engage your body and heart as well as your mind. This approach helps you reconnect with your whole self and move beyond unconscious, deeply held behavior patterns that no longer serve you. Is it new and scary to work this way? Sometime! But it’s also a lot of fun, satisfying and freeing.

Let’s work together to help you feel better!


Specialties

Dance/movement therapy - Specializes in dance and movement therapy

Mind-body and expressive therapies - Utilizing a variety of techniques to connect the mind and body to heal from trauma and other difficult experiences

Trauma recovery - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Healing difficult experiences held in the body - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past through the use of mindfulness techniques and movement

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Communication difficulties - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Relationship challenges - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Breath work - Utilizing breathing exercises to aid in healing from painful experiences of the past and bring attention to the present moment

Mindful movement - Using mindful movement to express and heal painful experiences held in the body

Grounding exercises - Utilizing breathing and movement to encourage focus to be brought to the present moment

Thought reframing - Utilizing thought reframing techniques to identify and work through negative thought patterns

Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kimberly Schmidt Bevans is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Brookline practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:30am-3:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Private Practice, 2012 - Present
Habit OPCO, Clinical Supervisor, 2011 - 2012
Habit OPCO, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2010 - 2012
South Bay Mental Health, Staff Therapist, 2009 - 2010

Columbia College Chicago, MA, Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling, 2008
Muhlenberg College, BA, Theatre & Dance, 2005


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"Ms. Kimberly Schmidt Bevans has displayed great compassion when she works with her clients. She includes benefits from both verbal and somatic treatment methods to offer her clients with a comprehensive approach."

- Yu-Ling Hu, BC-DMT, LPC • January 2020