Warren  Kim
Zencare Vetted

Warren Kim

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Waitlist Online
Updated December 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Warren's professional journey began when he received his undergraduate degree in psychology at UCLA and his Masters in Social Work at USC. His education fortified by his life experiences are what shaped his desire to become a therapist.

He started his clinical career at a community mental health agency, Long Beach Mental Health Center (LBMHC) in 2012. There he worked as a psychiatric social worker where he was trained and certified in evidenced based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Using these methods, he treated individuals who struggled with anxiety, depression, trauma and self-harming behaviors. He had the privilege of working with clients throughout the course of their treatment, giving them the tools and insight to find and live with clarity in their life.

In 2017, he joined Kaiser Permanente's Behavioral Health Department at the Los Angeles Medical Center. He came onboard as a therapist where he primarily worked with adults who struggled with transitional issues, relationship problems and stress. His work at LBMHC & Kaiser has given him the experience and expertise to continue his life's mission to improve my clients' mental health, wellness, and quality of life.

If given the opportunity to work with you, he will provide an integrative approach and tailor each treatment to your individual needs. Using a strength based approach coupled with compassion, he will provide a judgement free space where you are able to openly discuss anything on your mind (refer to limitations to confidentiality). Sessions are guided to help you find the root and triggers of your discomfort and/or pain, learn practical coping mechanisms to manage your feelings and develop emotional and spiritual growth in your journey.


Message to clients

I am glad that you stopped by and are taking steps in focusing on your mental health and wellness. I created this profile to help ease the process of matching with the right therapist. A "goodness of fit" is important in making sure you feel comfortable and safe in the therapy process. Please feel free to learn more about me, my clinical approach, and how we can work together.


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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 8am- 4pm
  • Wed 8am- 4pm
  • Thu 8am- 4pm
  • Fri 8am- 4pm
  • Sat 8am- 12pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice , 2020 - Present
Kaiser Permanente, 2017 - 2020
DMH Long Beach Mental Health, 2012 - 2017


Languages

English