Ute  Zimmermann

Ute Zimmermann

Psychologist, PhD
California Accepting Online
Pasadena Not Accepting In-person
Updated March 31, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • College and graduate student mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Psychodiagnostic evaluation and testing
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I'm often asked: "How do I know the therapist I choose is good?" There is no easy answer. The most successful component of therapy is the relationship that you and your therapist will build. Building this relationship in a safe non-judgmental environmental is crucial. I will provide this environment for you, such that you will have the freedom to express yourself. 

Together we'll take the journey of looking at what has brought you here and where to go from here. I will help you find and develop the path you want to take. We will utilize a variety of tools, tailored to your current needs, challenging at times, yet not impossible. 


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)


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Medicare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $200
  • Initial session: $50 (30min)

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Pasadena practice
33 South Catalina Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
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 Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


California: Psy31601