Young  Kim

Young Kim


Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Carnegie Hill Accepting In-person
Updated September 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Young Ran Kim is a licensed psychoanalyst in NY and a licensed clinical psychologist in South Korea. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic orientation. Dr. Kim has a conviction about the therapeutic process and patients’ unconscious cooperation in the therapeutic process. She works with adults, adolescents, and children.

Message to clients

I believe that emotional suffering and psychological pain originate from the early childhood experiences which shape our minds. The haunted ghost from our past takes residence in our minds so that we repeat unhealthy and pathological patterns and continue suffering and pain. How can we free ourselves from the ghost spell?

By providing a holding environment and sharing my genuine curiosity and psychoanalytic understanding, I help my patients sever the tie to the ghost from the past and break the spell. Insights into the meaning and origin of their symptoms and difficulties and a new experience in a therapeutic relationship lead to psychological change, greater freedom, and enriched lives.

I see a wide range of clients of varying ethnicity, race, class, and sexuality. I welcome Korean speakers and all immigrants who struggle with homesickness, social marginalization, and the pressures of acculturation. I also help patients in immigrant families with intergenerational conflicts and a clash between parents and children over cultural values.


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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

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

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 3pm
  • Tue 9am - 3pm, 6pm-8pm
  • Wed 12pm - 4pm, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Thu 9am - 11:30am, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Fri 9am - 11 am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Carnegie Hill practice
1651 3rd Ave. , 205, New York, New York 10028
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Clinical Psychologist , Ph.D, 2012 - Present
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP, 2016 - 2021
Clinical Psychologist , Resident, 2010 - 2011

IPTAR, Licensed Psychoanalyst , 2021
Ewha Woman's University , Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, 2016
Severance Hospital , Resident of Clinical Psychology, 2012


New York: 001114-01