KIMBERLY HERSHENSON, LCSW
Throughout my career I have worked successfully with clients who have experienced issues such as Eating Disorders, Body Image, Addiction, Motherhood Issues (fertility, loss, parenting), Anxiety, Depression and Other Mood Disorders, Relationships and Grief/Loss. My aim is to create a warm, supportive, and safe space for my clients to help achieve their personal goals. Together we can work on understanding feelings and behaviors regarding your areas of concern while helping you to practice healthier coping mechanisms in order to fully participate in life.
I work with individuals, families, and couples and have a specialty in treating orthodox Jewish men and women and clients in the entertainment industry.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I was a ballet dancer with the Joffrey Ballet followed by a career as an intellectual property/entertainment lawyer. I graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University's School of Social Work and am a published author for the Columbia Social Work Review.
I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) through Professor Christopher Fairburn of the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford University and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) by Behavioral Tech, Marsha Linehan's training company. I am trained in Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills through the University of Pennsylvania. I am trained in Family Based Treatment (FBT), an evidence based approach to eating disorders for adolescents, through Stanford University. I am also skilled in applying psychodynamic therapy and working with clients in 12-Step programs. I am a CASAC-T (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee) and SIFI (Seminar in Field Instruction) certified.
I am a lecturer on eating disorders and an Associate Teacher at Columbia University's School of Social Work. I serve on the board of IAEDP (International Associate of Eating Disorders Professionals) as Speaker Chair.
I am a featured contributor in the area of mental health to such publications as NBC, Yahoo News, the New York Post, Popsugar, Redbook, Men's Health, Prevention, Bustle and Romper.
SERVICES I OFFER
Specialties: Eating Disorders, Body Image, Addiction, Motherhood Issues (fertility, loss, parenting), Anxiety, Depression and Other Mood Disorders, LGBTQPIA, Relationships, Grief/Loss
Couples, Parents and Children, Families