Kimberly  Schmidt Bevans

Kimberly Schmidt Bevans

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, BC-DMT
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Brookline Not Accepting In-person
Updated July 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Dance/movement therapy
  • Mind-body and expressive therapies
  • Trauma recovery
  • Healing difficult experiences held in the body
  • Stress management
  • Communication difficulties
  • Relationship challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Breath work
  • Mindful movement
  • Grounding exercises
  • Thought reframing
  • Existential challenges

Professional statement

Kimberly Schmidt Bevans is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist in Brookline, MA. She has deep expertise in the use of mind-body and expressive therapies to help clients resolve trauma and heal difficult experiences held in the body.

Kim works with college students and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, life transitions, and difficulties with stress management and communication. Her uniquely tailored body-centered approach incorporates breath work, mindful movement, grounding exercises, thought reframing, and expressive exploration.

Kim invites clients to bring their bodies into therapy in order to identify unconscious patterns of tension and leave feeling more at peace. Her goal is to help clients achieve a greater sense of ease and comfort in their lives, and gently shift any negative body or thought patterns that may detract from living life in the present.

Kim's practice is open to people of any gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic or racial background.


Message to clients

Everyone needs a safe place to be themselves. This becomes even more important if you are struggling in your life and looking to heal and grow. My priority with everyone I meet is to first hear you, see you, and understand. If you are struggling with not feeling like yourself, feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, angry, lost, confused, manic, or depressed coming to a place where you can bring all that you feel can be a life-altering experience. In my practice, being kind, accepting and compassionate come first. From there I guide a session to support you to understand yourself better and build skills. Skill building may include learning meditation and mindfulness, body-based coping skills, or mindfulness based cognitive behavioral exercises. Much of human communication and self-understanding is done at the body level. When we pay attention to the body or use music, images, clay or colors we can garner a deeper understanding of yourself, your needs and your strengths.


Specialties

Dance/movement therapy - Specializes in dance and movement therapy

Mind-body and expressive therapies - Utilizing a variety of techniques to connect the mind and body to heal from trauma and other difficult experiences

Trauma recovery - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Healing difficult experiences held in the body - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past through the use of mindfulness techniques and movement

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Communication difficulties - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Relationship challenges - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Breath work - Utilizing breathing exercises to aid in healing from painful experiences of the past and bring attention to the present moment

Mindful movement - Using mindful movement to express and heal painful experiences held in the body

Grounding exercises - Utilizing breathing and movement to encourage focus to be brought to the present moment

Thought reframing - Utilizing thought reframing techniques to identify and work through negative thought patterns

Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations




Clientele

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

Insurance

Kimberly Schmidt Bevans 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: $220 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (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:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Brookline practice
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 12:30pm-5:00pm
  • Tue 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wed 12:30pm-5:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 9:30:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Private Practice, 2012 - Present
Habit OPCO, Clinical Supervisor, 2011 - 2012
Habit OPCO, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2010 - 2012
South Bay Mental Health, Staff Therapist, 2009 - 2010

Columbia College Chicago, MA, Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling, 2008
Muhlenberg College, BA, Theatre & Dance, 2005


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"Ms. Kimberly Schmidt Bevans has displayed great compassion when she works with her clients. She includes benefits from both verbal and somatic treatment methods to offer her clients with a comprehensive approach."

- Yu-Ling Hu, BC-DMT, LPC • January 2020