Mijin  Kim

Mijin Kim

Doctor of Arts, LCAT Licensed Creative Therapist Licensed Psychotherapist
New York Accepting Online
Midtown NYC, Westchester Not Accepting In-person

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Couples counseling
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

Dr. Mijin Kim is a licensed psychotherapist in New York State with office locations in midtown NYC and Hartsdale, Westchester. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in working with a variety of clients in private practice as well as inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities and also school settings. In her private practice, Dr. Kim offers individual therapy, couple therapy, and family therapy. She also offers teletherapy sessions.

Dr. Kim specializes in helping adolescents and adults with various origins and types of anxiety, depression, and trauma, with associated behavioral issues including substance abuse, eating disorders, and other addiction issues. She also works with those with relationship and family issues, sexuality and gender issues, and other social adjustment issues. She enjoys working with clients who strive for various goals in life but have difficulties achieving them because of certain kinds of internal inhibitions or circumstantial challenges. It is one of Dr. Kim's clinical emphases to help clients understand and overcome their psychological blockages and reconnect with their intrinsic motivations so that they can make choices and putting them into actions with clarity and confidence.

Dr. Kim utilizes a combination of psychodynamic approaches based on object relations theory, analytical psychology, and existential psychology with some of the cognitive behavioral modification strategies based in mindfulness perspective. One of the most important therapeutic focuses in her clinical work is to help clients access their internal agency as they face their day-to-day situations, so that they are not helpless about or victims of their circumstances or troublesome habits of their own, but they are able to evaluate their positions and roles in dealing with them and they are able to make accountable choices about them. For this, she often invites clients to a practice of mindful observation and engagements with their experiences. To further support that process, she sometimes utilize techniques of EMDR, psychodrama, and other creative therapeutic interventions such as art and music, if beneficial and agreed by the clients.


Message to clients

I believe that we all have our very unique and intrinsic desires that continuously evolve within ourselves as our lives unfold. When we have been in an adverse situation, whether it’s due to our own internal issues or difficult circumstances, we may fall out of touch with our desires. And when that happens it not only can perpetuate our troubling situations but we may become feeling unsure and unable to navigate through those situations creatively and with authority – so we feel stuck or helpless. In my work with clients, helping them unearth their desires and motivations is very essential – because it provides them an opportunity to re-assess their important values in life, make necessary shifts in their priorities, and create a mobility to actually move toward what’s really meaningful to them.

I work in a close collaboration with clients, where I help them initiate various forms of dialogues within their selves in search of deepening insights or moving forward from troubling situations.If there’s anyone who is interested in finding a therapy space where they can work on connecting their desires and meanings with specific problem solving issues, I’d love to hear from them.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (50min)

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
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
Therapist's note

Dr. Kim's professional service is also reimburse-able on an out-of-network basis for the below insurances:

- Aetna

- Beacon Health Options


Location(s)

Midtown NYC practice
1270 Broadway, New York, New York 10001
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-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Westchester practice
111 Central Park Avenue, Hartsdale, New York 10530
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-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1998 - Present
St. Mary's Health Center, 2003 - Present

New York University, Doctor of Arts, 2006
New York University, MA, 1994


Languages

English

Korean


Client testimonials

"She provided a lot of information and was patient and kind."
- Zencare client • July 2020
"I found Dr. Kim's description of her approach to be helpful."
- Zencare client • July 2020
"Dr. Kim seems very nice and approachable. She provided a nice overview of the upcoming sessions and her approach to therapy. Looking forward to my first session with her."
- Zencare client • June 2020