Kimberly Elizabeth O'Brien
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Kimberly Elizabeth O'Brien

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Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated December 27, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Assertiveness
  • Self-doubt
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

Kimberly O'Brien is a licensed mental health counselor based in Massachusetts. She works with adults. Many of Kim’s clients come in to address anxiety, relationship struggles, and self-esteem. Kim is particularly passionate about serving the LGBTQ+ community, women, and young adults. She also specializes in supporting anxious, overthinkers with their relationships. And also has advanced training in supporting trans/gender-diverse clients in medical transition.

Kim uses an eclectic, person-centered approach that incorporates body liberation and a fat-positive perspective. Together with clients, Kim works to uncover patterns and start to understand what underlying thoughts and beliefs are influencing behaviors. As well as tying them to their greater familial, cultural, and systemic influences. We go at your pace to take action and shift those patterns into ones that work better for you. Kim's approach supports clients to feel more compassion for themselves and have a better understanding of their strengths and needs as well as the underlying influences. They are also better able to access skills and make more aligned decisions.

Kim's style is non-judgmental, casual, and thoughtful. When clients first start therapy, we establish connection and safety.

Kim received their MS from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has worked in community mental health, providing in-home family therapy for high-need families as well as individual outpatient care. Outside of private practice, she likes to travel with her wife and dog, watch documentaries, or anything Bigfoot related. Kim's practice is completely virtual, conveniently offering remote therapy sessions for anyone in Massachusetts.


Specialties

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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations

Self-doubt - Exploring how self-doubt shows up in one’s life and the origins of this self-doubt; training oneself in self-esteem and confidence

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

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

Insurance

Kimberly O'Brien 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 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)

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
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 4 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 4 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 1 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years


University of Massachusetts- Boston, MS in Mental Health Counseling, 2016


Licensure

Massachusetts: 10979


Languages

English