Helen  Kim

Helen Kim

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for daytime, afternoon, & weekend remote therapy appointments (updated May 31, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Professional statement

Helen Kim is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in Midtown Manhattan. A focus of Dr. Kim's work is to help her clients cope with emotion dysregulation, whether in the context of depression, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She also works with couples to help them identify the roadblocks that are holding them back and the way out of them. Her work is to navigate couples toward mutual understanding and to equip them with the skills to achieve the relationship they want.

Dr. Kim cares deeply about meeting clients where they are and tailoring treatment to optimize a fit with those needs. When indicated, she offers a comprehensive DBT program comprised of individual sessions, skills coaching, and DBT skills groups. At other times, an integrated treatment of CBT, DBT, and other therapeutic modalities is offered. She passionately believes that each individual who enters into treatment genuinely wants to get better, and her work is to empower them with the tools they need and a warm and accepting environment in which they can learn and grow.

Her office is located on 31st Street and Fifth Avenue, close to Herald Square station on 33rd St. to the West and the 32nd Street Lexington line on the East.

Message to clients

Whatever your inspiration to seek therapy at this time, your seeking brings you one step closer to attaining it.
I use an integrative approach tailored to each client's needs, drawing from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), DBT-PE (Prolonged Exposure), and Client-Centered approaches. Consider the work you do with me as a partnership for your growth. I provide a non-judgmental, supportive space in which we can work together to identify, understand, and re-shape beliefs and behavior patterns that are holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.


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

Borderline Personality Disorder - Including the challenges of dealing with overwhelming emotions

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

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

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

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions


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


Helen Kim is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Initial session: $450 (70min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Kim can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

NoMad practice

303 5th Avenue

Ste 809

New York, NY 10016


  • Mon 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sat 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sun 1:00pm-7:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2008 - Present

Lenox Hill Hospital Outpatient Clinic for Mental Health, 2012 - 2015

Center for the Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders at Roosevelt Hospital, 2007 - 2009

Lenox Hill Hospital Internship, 2004 - 2005

New School for Social Research, PhD, 2006

Rutgers University, MLS, 1993

Brown University, MA, 1989

Hunter College of CUNY, BA, 1987




Therapy Groups

Helen  Kim
Advanced DBT Group

Open to individuals who have completed at least one full cycle of the standard DBT Skills Group, this advanced DBT group focuses on discussing and applying DBT skills as they are relevant to everyday situations.

Helen  Kim
DBT Skills Group

Covering all four modules of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), this group helps clients gain skills to stay grounded in the present, cope with difficult emotions, avoid self-harmful behaviors, and improve relationship functioning.