Priscilla  Shim

Priscilla Shim


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Oregon, Massachusetts Not Accepting Online

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Oregon and Massachusetts therapists on Zencare.

Updated February 1, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Priscilla Shim is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Oregon and Massachusetts, and currently has her own private practice serving adult individuals and couples. Prior to beginning her private practice, she completed a two year internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute in Boston, MA focusing on relational, spiritual, and trauma-focused therapy with individuals, couples, and groups as well as psychological evaluations/assessments.

Priscilla draws predominantly from the relational psychodynamic, attachment, family systems/differentiation, and existential theories intersecting with social justice and trauma-focused perspectives. She also holds great interest in working with marginalized communities and diverse identities, particularly during this tumultuous time of sociopolitical unrest and oppression. Other areas of interest include but are not limited to relationship issues, systems, family/intergenerational dynamics, grief, trauma, developmental life transitions, vocational stress, immigration/acculturation, and emotional dysregulation.

Priscilla's clinical experience ranges from working with individuals, couples, and groups across the lifespan, genders, sexualities, race/ethnicities, socioeconomic status, and religious/spiritual backgrounds in outpatient, inpatient, community mental health, primary care, and emergency medical settings. She has worked with a broad range of psychological presentations, including trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, relational/interpersonal distress, attachment-related issues, oppression and marginalization, identity issues, and various acute psychiatric diagnoses.

Message to clients

I strongly value the diverse intersectionality of each individual and/or collective identities, and focus on the therapeutic relationship to explore, process, and re-build psychological patterns of self-worth and interpersonal dynamics that are underlying symptoms. I welcome collaboration in cultivating a curious and open space to empower growth in self-agency as well as growth in the capacity to reflect on the self, other, unconscious mind, and emotional experience. I believe this is vital for greater self-compassion and integration of one’s various parts of self and history of life experiences.

I also focus on differentiation in couples work as an overarching theme, which helps to deepen your relational bond while also allowing each partner to be themselves and make room for differences in thoughts and emotions. Many times, couples work can be challenging due to experiences of heightened emotional reactivity, defensiveness, shame, and anger. Given this, it is important to work through emotional experiences and tensions surrounding past and current conflict, moving towards co-regulation and co-soothing of emotions coming up in the present moment. In doing so, we can better communicate our thoughts and feelings as well as reflect on recurring patterns to create change.

Above all, I believe in the power of attuning to the therapeutic relationship and co-created space to meet the unique needs of each person and couple. I hope to journey with those wishing to attain greater functioning and overall flourishing by providing an inclusive, compassionate, and open environment.


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

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)


  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • First Choice Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • PacificSource
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $265 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $65 - $265
  • Initial session: $265 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $265 (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
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
  • As needed
Therapist's note


Online Sessions (Oregon)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 6pm
  • Tue 9am - 6pm
  • Wed 9am - 6pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm - 9pm
  • Tue 12pm - 9pm
  • Wed 12pm - 9pm
  • Thu 12pm - 9pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

The Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute, Boston University, Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2022
George Fox University, PsyD, 2021


Oregon: 3593

Massachusetts: 11898