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.
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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Dr. Kim's professional service is also reimburse-able on an out-of-network basis for the below insurances:
- Beacon Health Options
Private Practice, 1998 - Present
St. Mary's Health Center, 2003 - Present
New York University, Doctor of Arts, 2006
New York University, MA, 1994