Kimberly Brandon, Therapist in Santa Monica, California — Zencare
Kimberly  Brandon
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Kimberly Brandon

She/Her/Hers

IKYTA-Certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Waitlist In-person
Updated September 5, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Complex PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Life transitions
  • Non-traditional relationships

Professional statement

Kimberly Brandon is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor practicing in Los Angeles and the Bay Area and accepting telehealth clients throughout California. Her practice specializes in helping individuals, couples, and groups move past the effects of challenging experiences. These effects may include feeling stuck, creatively blocked, being unsure of how to move forward, feeling depressed or anxious, dissociation, unwanted behaviors, or feeling disconnected from work or other people. In being supported through the processing of difficult emotions and limiting beliefs, clients can learn to take the next steps towards feeling comfortable, safe, and content in daily life so that they might realize greater potentials personally and professionally.

Kimberly practices evidence-based trauma-informed, therapy modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, and PACT. Trauma theory shows that the body stores and responds to the residuals of unresolved traumatic happenings, even long after the events cease. Kimberly helps clients identify unprocessed trauma and resulting thoughts and patterned behaviors to provide relief and gain and/or restore a greater sense of agency. In her work with couples, she teaches partners how to effectively support one another and maintain regulation during times of conflict.

As a relational, psychodynamic therapist, Kimberly's approach is client centered and rooted in dyadic healing. Her practice is inclusive, warm, and compassionate, supporting clients of all backgrounds. She is poly-versed, kink-aware, and LGBTQIAA+ affirming. As a practicing Buddhist with a decade of experience in yoga therapeutics, Kimberly brings eastern philosophy, mindfulness, and movement interventions to session when appropriate. Her goal is to help clients attune to sensation, wants, needs and desires, and innate resources, so the resiliency necessary to thrive amidst adversity and trying times can actualize.


Message to clients

Most seek therapy with me to unravel unwanted, patterned behaviors or to better understand themselves and how their histories influence their lives today. My clients and patients seek to improve functioning, achieve personal and professional goals, feel more at ease, heal unprocessed trauma, and find or grow meaningful relationships. As a first-generation New Yorker, a mom with a multi-ethnic family, and a former designer/producer in entertainment and tech, I've a particular knack for supporting those navigating complex and creative environments. No matter the challenge that brings one to therapy, the purpose is to leave better able to be fully present to what is and capable of facing or shifting that which stood or stands in one’s way!

I believe we all deserve to flourish and prosper, and each have our own way of getting there. As a somatic clinician, I am sensitive not only to character and circumstance, but to the unique neurobiological, cultural, and structural makeup that is you. In practicing whole systems care, I approach wellness with an integrative, trauma-informed lens, drawing upon traditional psychodynamic and eastern philosophies and practices, as well as various contemporary modalities. I work at your pace yet hold in mind always treatment goals brought to me and my responsibility to you as a helping other. If you feel I can be of support, reach out to me!


Specialties

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.

Complex PTSD - Addressing and shifting discomfort, nervous system dysregulation, and relational struggles stemming from early, prolonged, and/or systemic traumas.

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

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.

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: $185 (50min)
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (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.

  • 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 11am-8pm
  • Tue 11am-8pm
  • Wed 10-7pm
  • Thu 10am-6:30pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Santa Monica practice
1460 7th Street, Santa Monica, California 90401
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-8pm
  • Tue 11am-8pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, Associate Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Flow House, Associate Psychotherapist, 2021 - 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