Kimberly Kahn, LCSW

sensitive and flourishing

psychotherapy for highly sensitive women in NY and NJ struggling with motivation, meaning and mood
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SENSITIVE, EMPATHIC, CREATIVE You’re a quirky, empathic, sensitive and creative woman who is finally ready to motivate and find meaning, but stuck in a negative spiral and struggling with emotions. Many creative and empathic women struggle with highly sensitive temperaments and appear typical on the outside but often feel like a hot mess and struggle in their relationships, parenting, careers. You can learn to ride the wave of urges and emotions and react less intensively. I can’t guarantee emotions will NEVER be an issue. Hey, we’re all human and life is a rollercoaster of emotions. We can’t get rid of emotions, nor do we want to! It’s what makes us human! Anyone can benefit from learning ways to better regulate or express emotions. Anxiety and emotions can suck, which is why you may choose to numb or distract. I will do the work beside you. I will challenge your thoughts and tell you what I think. That nasty voice in your head telling you you’re no good, not smart, thin or pretty enough can “shove it!” I can help you radically accept and LIKE who you are AND find ways to navigate a world that seems much easier for others. Whether it's through lowering the demands on your life and being ok with that or helping you push through your struggles and motivate you to get your goals done. I don't feel there is a one size fits all approach to this. You may think you’ll never heal because of how long you’ve been struggling. But I want to hold hope for you. I will support you in healing from your past, so you can enjoy your present in spite of the daily struggles. To help you break out your perfectionist negative self talk and be kinder to yourself. My work is using your amazing strengths and channeling them towards your values and helping you decide where you need to go. INTUITIVE EATING AND EATING DISORDER THERAPY If you are a chronic dieter or you’ve been in eating disorder recovery for some time, I can help you eat without guilt. What would life be like if you could go out and enjoy the moment without worrying about your body and food as much? Recovery from diet culture is difficult, but the journey is worth it. Learn ways to trust your body so you can enjoy food with flexibility and move in ways that feel joyful. I love intuitive eating when you can get there. However, I find that many people struggling to get out of eating disorders and disordered eating don't know their hunger or fullness cues and struggle so much with this concept. If you're ready to dive in great! but also it's ok if you need to work with a registered dietician who incorporates meal plans so you can get a sense of what your hunger and fullness feels like. Plates and meal plans should never be rigid though bc healing requires some flexibility. While nutrition is important, going to a party or dining with a friend or family and enjoying yourself is what life is about. Let me help you banish the worries of eating foods that don't fit your wholesome lifestyle. Of course if you have food allergies, sensitivities, diabetes or any other health concerns, all foods may not fit. PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH You're pregnant and struggling with emotional distress and think wth am I depressed before birth?! You had a traumatic birth and don’t feel connect to your baby. Feeding your baby/toddler isn’t as easy as you thought. You ruminate on your child’s milestones and compare them to others. Your marriage or relationship is falling apart and you don’t know if it’s just your postpartum rage or if the relationship is doomed. You lost your identity. Motherhood is way more boring and stressful than you thought and feel like a failure. You think, I can’t do this anymore! INTEGRATIVE MENTAL HEALTH I love to educate about integrative practices for mental health. I'm not a RD or a doctor, so I can't prescribe or give nutritional advice, but we can chat If you're interested about nutrition or integrative practices such as yoga and mindfulness that might be helpful for you. I am offering discussion, not advice or therapy for those interested. Western medicine is amazing but alternative treatments can help as well. I am in person and online in New Jersey. ONLINE only in New York. I am an intuitive eating therapist and I am intensively trained in DBT, Brainspotting 1 and 2, and perinatal mental health through PSI. I’m approved to take the PMH-C test. I truly believe in holistic wellness for mental health. ABOUT ME I am a married mama to two VERY spirited kids. I love yoga and spirituality. I have a passion for traveling and culture and visited many places way too LONG ago, including Romania, Czech republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Egypt, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Bali and Costa Rica. I’m a city girl in the burbs embracing being a hot mess sometimes. Life is messy and complicated, but can be wonderfully easy and freeing too if you can be gentle and laugh at yourself. I am trained in trauma so I don’t minimize it at all, but let’s not it let it define your self worth and relationships. You are more than your trauma. Your trauma is real, the pain is valid but you can be resilient if you process it in a deeper and healing way like through Brainspotting. For faster response, please e-mail. At this time mostly daytime weekday hours available. Possible evening hours but very limited. WORK INFO (if you’re inclined to read more) I’m a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey and New York with 14 years of clinical practice. I graduated with a masters degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 2010 and obtained a post-master’s certificate in advanced clinical practice from NYU in 2013. I worked with adults at Mount Sinai St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City on both the inpatient unit and outpatient setting for five years. I worked with at-risk adolescents in a New York Public School. Prior to clinical practice, I worked in non-profit management where I coordinated fundraising events. TRAININGS Integrative Nutrition for Mental Health certificate and 10 month long monthly Advanced Applications of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health live group trainings with Dr Leslie Korn 2021-2022 PSI Postpartum Support International Certificate of Completion Course, 2020 PSI Postpartum Support International Advanced Psychotherapy Course, 2020 Brainspotting Phase 1 training, 2019 Brainspotting Phase 2 training, 2020 year-long DBT Intensive Training through Behavioral Tech, 2019 Weekly DBT consultation team peer support through Behaviorial Tech DBT Skills: Behavioral Tech, 2018 International Association of Eating Disorders core courses and 2 years long consultation with a CEDS (certified eating disorders therapist) 2018-2019 Post-master’s certificate in advanced clinical practice from NYU-completed 2013. Motivational Interviewing Training of the Trainer-completed and co-facilitated in 2010-2010
Kimberly Kahn, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker


  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Anorexia
  • Body Image Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Women's Health
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • Brainspotting


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Brainspotting
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Holistic Therapy

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • United Healthcare


1300 State Route 35
Ocean, NJ 07712-3537

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