Kimberly  Ahearn Young

Kimberly Ahearn Young

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients; offering free sessions to frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19 (updated April 12, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Work-related issues
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Professional statement

Kimberly Ahearn Young is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. The majority of her practice is dedicated to working with survivors of trauma, including first responders and 9/11 rescue workers, veterans, and adults with a history of childhood abuse or intimate partner violence.

Kimberly’s approach is primarily psychodynamic, helping clients understand how past events and relationships impact their daily life and patterns of behavior. She also offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) sessions, to aid clients in unblocking and releasing painful memories, lead to more rapid trauma recovery.

Kimberly is passionate about providing individualized care, facilitating each client’s inner exploration with gentle encouragement but always at their comfortable pace. She is impressed by her clients’ resilience and ability to lead lives full of meaning and joy. Her Murray Hill office is easily accessible by Grand Central Station.

Message to clients

I help people who have survived trauma, who are dealing with anxiety, depression, and life stressors, gain strength and insight to make the changes they need to live their fullest lives. I use psychodynamic talk therapy in combination with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to help people understand themselves and reduce activation of their most challenging symptoms.


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

Bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Work-related issues - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Restoring the brain's natural healing abilities with a series of lateral eye movements while focusing on a difficult memory; reducing overwhelming feelings connected to past experiences and allowing for emotional healing


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


Kimberly Ahearn Young is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $200

Therapist's note

During COVID-19, Kimberly is offering free sessions to frontline healthcare workers.

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Murray Hill practice

353 Lexington Avenue

Suite 202 Office 2

New York, NY 10016


  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2014 - Present

Counseling Service Unit of the FDNY, Clinical Director, 2017 - 2019

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Rapid Response Referral Program, Director, 2014 - 2016

Counseling Service Unit of the FDNY, Associate Director, 2003 - 2014

New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2017

Parnell Institute, EMDR 1 - 3, 2016-2017

New York University, M.S.W., 1998