Theresa  Kimm

Theresa Kimm

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients with sliding scale slots available and free sessions for frontline healthcare workers (updated April 1, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Substance use
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Theresa Kimm is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with offices in Greenwich Village and Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, substance use, and trauma. Educated and trained as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Use Counselor, her particular area of expertise is in substance use recovery and maintenance. She takes a harm reduction approach, meeting patients where they are and helping them build alternative coping skills and identifying external and internal triggers to facilitate long-term recovery. She also has extensive experience supporting trauma survivors and works at each client’s pace to build trust and promote healing.

Theresa takes a trauma-informed lens to treatment, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic approaches to help clients gain greater self-awareness. She also offers career counseling for clients navigating workplace challenges or considering career changes.

Theresa welcomes both individuals and couples to her practice. She is excited to build a therapeutic relationship with her clients, and help each person gain the emotional clarity to make healthier decisions.


Message to clients

I take a pragmatic approach to my work. I am less interested in a particular mode or theoretical framework. I believe in using whatever that works to help you feel better. And, you get to define what makes you feel better and what you want. For some of you, that may be something unfamiliar to you, and it may take some work to figure out what you want. My job is to help you guide you there using my education, knowledge, experience and belief that you deserve and is capable of living a fulfilling life.


Specialties

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

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Substance use - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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


General expertise


Insurance

Theresa Kimm 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: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Therapy during coronavirus: $75 (30min)
  • Therapy for frontline healthcare workers during coronavirus: $0 (50min)

Therapist's note

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Theresa can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Greenwich Village practice

26 West 9th Street

Suite 3E Unit 3

New York, NY 10011

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Williamsburg practice

181 North 11th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2012 - Present

Long Island Consultation Center, 2013 - 2015

Harlem United Community AIDS Agency, 2012

Su Casa, Lower East Service Center, 2010 - 2011

New York University, MSW, 2011

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, BA, 1993


Languages

  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Theresa called me right on time and asked many questions! We went longer than the 10 minute time frame, and it did not feel rushed. She truly wanted to understand the issues that were bothering me and figure out if we’d be a good match. I really appreciate how in-depth she went in our initial phone call.