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.
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
Bipolar disorder - Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Kimberly Schmidt Bevans is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
If you receive health insurance through another company (such as Aetna or Cigna) and would like to use it for therapy with me, please contact them directly to find out if you have “out-of-network mental health benefits” (benefits for providers who do not accept their insurance and are not credentialed with them). Payment is due at the time of the session and we will give you a monthly bill to submit to your insurance company, who will then send you a check directly. Many PPO and POS plans have "out-of-network" benefits that cover some percentage of the cost.
Note to BU Students: Kim is an out-of-network provider for Boston University Student Insurance (Aetna) and payment is due at the time of service, but she will bill the insurance company for reimbursement on your behalf.
Private Practice, August 2012 - Present
Habit OPCO, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2010 - 2012; Clinical Supervisor 2011-2012
South Bay Mental Health, Staff Therapist, 2009-2010
Columbia College Chicago, MA, Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling, 2008
Muhlenberg College, BA, Theatre & Dance, 2005
"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