Dr. Ute Zimmermann is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Pasadena, CA.
While many of her clients are college or graduate school students, she enjoys working with individuals from all walks of life and of diverse backgrounds.
Dr. Zimmermann has extensive training and expertise in treating trauma. She further has experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, loss and grief, anxiety and life transitions.
Dr. Zimmermann is a certified CBT-I Therapist: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. CBT- I is the leading therapeutic modality for insomnia.
Dr. Zimmermann has a specialized focus in Psychological Assessment. This includes Assessment for Learning Disabilities as well as Neuropsychological Assessment, specifically testing for memory function and cognitive abilities.
Dr. Zimmermann has received her training in Psychodynamic and Insight- oriented therapy. She utilizes an eclectic approach, borrowing from other treatment modalities, tapering the course of therapy to her clients needs. This includes the use of art therapy, meditation, imagery and visualizations, dream interpretation, as well as journaling, and at times more structured elements from CBT and ACT.
Dr. Zimmermann is fluent in German and English and has experience working with international students.
Dr. Zimmermann is passionate about her work with her clients’ and considers it a privilege to accompany them through their journey in life for a while. She looks forward to meeting you.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
College and graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Psychodiagnostic evaluation and testing - A broad range of tests and assessments that may be used to identify present strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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.
Years of Experience: 13 years
Private Practice, Psychological Assistant , 2002 - Present
Las Encinas Psychiatric Hospital, 2005 - 2008
Suicide Prevention Center, 1998 - 2006
Augustus F. Hawkins Mental Health Center, 2003 - 2004
Learning Disabilities Center, Pasadena City College, 2003 - 2004
California School of Professional Psychology, Ph.D., 2008
Caltech, MS, 1999