Kimberly  Brandon
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Kimberly Brandon

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IKYTA-Certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Not Accepting In-person

Hello, I am currently in-clinic 3-10pm PST Sunday-Thursday. Outside of clinical urgencies, all calls will also take place during those hours.

I appreciate your patience!

-Kimberly

Updated February 24, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Attachment Challenges
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Addiction
  • Non-traditional relationships

Professional statement

Professional statementKimberly Brandon is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor residing in Los Angeles and accepting clients and patients throughout California. She works both somatically and psychodynamically under the supervision of Anna Howland, LMFT. Kimberly brings over a decade of experience in application of movement, mindful awareness, and eastern philosophy to her work as a psychotherapist. The belief that happiness is a birthright that can be attained with the right support, drives her passion as an embodied, relational therapist.

We need to be aware of what’s going on in order to change it. Kimberly works with individuals and couples, helping her clients come into deeper understanding of themselves and others and how past experiences can shape or taint the present moment. She helps her clients identify patterned and perhaps limiting behaviors to provide relief, and gain or restore a greater sense of agency.

Trauma theory shows that the body stores and responds to the residuals of unresolved traumatic happenings, even long after the event(s) have occurred. Kimberly utilizes various evidence-based and trauma-informed, therapy modalities in helping her clients access and process the happening and memories that lie at the root of one’s challenges. She has specialized training in Somatic Experiencing, Yoga Therapy for Addiction Recovery, Polyvagal Theory, and PACT.

Our capacity to heal is largely affected by how safe and seen we feel by those close to us. Rooted in dyadic healing and radical acceptance, Kimberly’s practice is inclusive, warm, and compassionate, supporting clients of all backgrounds. She is poly-versed, kink-aware, and LGBTQIAA+ affirming. As a holistic practitioner, Kimberly has a client-centered, whole-systems approach to therapy; she holds all facets of her clients' stories in guiding them towards actualizing radical change in their lives and relationships.


Message to clients

Most seek therapy with me to improve resiliency, manage stress, and unravel unwanted, patterned behaviors. My previous career as a producer/designer in tech and entertainment provides for a unique empathic resonance for those navigating high-level positions and high stress environments. Many find their way to me amidst a life-changing shift and come to therapy holding existential questions as well as curiosities about why they do as they do/feel as they feel. I've a knack for holding complexity and asking the right questions to help my clients improve functioning. By establishing greater ease in their daily lives through learning to regulate the nervous system, and healing unprocessed trauma, we can become better able to form or grow meaningful relationships and achieve personal and professional goals.

No matter the challenge that brings one to therapy, the purpose is to leave better able to be fully present to what is. I support my clients in uncovering and shifting the thoughts, ideas, and circumstances that are blocking them from actualizing their full potential. I believe we all deserve to flourish and prosper, and each has our own way of getting there. The varying ways by which I have been trained and the multiplicity of modalities I call upon create for a unique holding space that is client-centered, integrative, and inclusive.

If you feel I can be of support, reach out to me!


Specialties

Life transitions - Thriving amidst difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, becoming a parent, or career changes; learning self-care and somatic resourcing tools to better manage resulting stress.

Attachment Challenges - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns; fostering healthy family relationships.

Trauma - Processing and healing after threatening events, life-circumstances, or relationships. Unresolved trauma can look like many things such as anxiety, depression, troubling somatized sensations, brain-fog, creative block, etc.

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing attachment concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating.

Addiction - Learning to better understand impulses, thereby reducing unwanted behaviors and paving a path to healthful living.

Non-traditional relationships - Supporting polyamorous partners, interfaith, and interracial relationships in navigating various challenges.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kimberly Brandon is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Medication management sessions: $150 (30min)
  • Private Mindful-Movement Session: $275 (60min)
  • Group Mindful-Movement & Meditation: $75 (75min)

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.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

When possible, I extend rate reductions to those needing multiple treatment sessions per week.


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 3-10pm
  • Tue 5-10pm
  • Wed 3-10pm
  • Thu 3-10pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 4pm-10pm

Santa Monica practice
1460 7th Street, Santa Monica, California 90401
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 3-10pm
  • Tue 5-10pm
  • Wed 3-10pm
  • Thu 3-10pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 4-10pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, Associate Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Flow House Therapy Center, Associate Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Edlogical Group, Child & Adolescent Counselor , 2022 - Present
The Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, Somatic Psychotherapist, 2019 - 2020

PACT, PACT Level 1 Practitioner , 2021
California Institute of Integral Studies, MA Counseling Psychology - Somatic Psychotherapy, 2020
Somatic Experiencing Institute , Advanced Practitioner , 2020
Fusion Acupressure Method, Fusion Acupressure Practitioner, 2019
IKYTA , Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor , 2013
11th Step Yoga , Recovery Yoga Instructor , 2012


Licensure

California: APCC8703

California: AMFT122082


Languages

English