Karen  Lim
Zencare Vetted

Karen Lim

She/Her/Hers

Adult & Child Psychiatrist, MD Psychiatrist, MD
California Accepting Online
San Mateo Not Accepting In-person

Check out Prairie Health's website for my specific availability, since it may vary from the times listed here and has the most up-to-date information.

Updated December 14, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Lim is a double board certified psychiatrist in General and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She graduated with her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and completed her residency and fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Lim has worked in countries around the world (the USA, South Pacific, Asia and the Middle East) at all levels of care, inpatient, outpatient and telepsychiatry. Dr. Lim is a compassionate, patient doctor who listens and problem-solves with her clients. Her favorite part of her role is working with members to help them make the most of their lives.


Message to clients

Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression can feel overwhelming and confusing. Your treatment should make things better, not worse. I'm Dr. Lim, a psychiatrist with Prairie Health, and that's exactly what we aim to do. We tailor mental healthcare to you and your needs, by personalizing treatment, making care accessible and providing ongoing support.

Once you sign up, you can choose to be sent a genetic test, which tells me how your body processes medication so I can write a prescription personalized to you during your first visit. Meet with me or other psychiatrists on staff from the privacy of your home, and get your medication delivered to your door.

I imagine you have a lot of questions. I and the rest of the team would love to meet you and support you on your journey. I'd encourage you to check out our website for more information. Also, we offer free 15-minute consultations if you'd like to learn more about our service and determine if it's right for you.


Specialties

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • University of California Davis Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Irvine Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Los Angeles Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Merced Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Riverside Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California San Diego Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Cruz Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (20min)
  • Initial session: $295 (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:

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

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note

We accept Medicare and Cigna plans. For other plans, we can help you file for out-of-network coverage with your insurance to get reimbursed.


Location(s)

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 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

San Mateo 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 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Prairie Health, Psychiatrist, 2021 - Present
Array Behavioral Care, Psychiatrist, 2021 - 2021
Sidra Medicine, Senior Attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, 2018 - 2021
Rogers Memorial Hospital, Psychiatrist, 2016 - 2017
Institute of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, 2012 - 2015
Hutt Valley District Health Board, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, 2011 - 2011
Capital & Coast District Health Board, Adult Psychiatrist, 2010 - 2010
California Hispanic Commission of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Adult Psychiatrist, 2009 - 2010
San Fernando Valley Mental Health Clinic, Adult Psychiatrist, 2008 - 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, M.D., 2005
Stanford University, B.A., 1999


Licensure

California: A 99015


Languages

English

Indonesian

Spanish