Kim Brownell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LMSW

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Kim Brownell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LMSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

355 Santa Fe Drive
Suite 200
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 840-2827
Offers online therapy

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12625 High Bluff Drive
Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92130
(760) 840-2827
Announcement icon I am fully vaccinated/boosted and work in a private office setting, so I currently see patients both in-person & via Tele-Health!

About

Hi! I'm a Licensed Therapist w/ 11 years of experience treating Children/Teens, Adults & Families in a variety of milieus including Private Practice, Rady Children’s OP, Rady's Urgent Care Clinic, Behavioral Health, Poway(PUSD), Bellevue Hospital, & The NY State Psychiatric Institute. I specialize in ADHD, Mood Disorders, Body Image, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Eating Disorders, School Advocacy, & Trauma. I tailor my approach to each patient & work from a systems perspective. Due to my creative background as a Professional Musical Theater Actress, I utilize creative therapies in tandem w/traditional modalities.
I hold certificates in CBT, Trauma-Focused Youth Development, Group Therapy (GPALA), Couples/Marriage/Family Therapy (Gottman Institute), EMDR (EMDR Institute). Additionally, I specialize in Body Dysmorphic Disorders, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Life Transitions, Art Therapy, School Advocacy, Mood Disorders & Treatment with Children, Adolescents & Teens
I take an integrative systems approach to Therapy by combining traditional Evidence-Based treatments with creative, dynamic modalities in a warm, validating environment. I use direct, supportive communication to help you implement coping strategies, build self-esteem & achieve the satisfaction & fulfillment you desire

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $225 - $350
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I am currently doing IN-PERSON & tele-health appts We submit all out of Network Claims to your provider for reimbursement at no charge.
Email me or call (760) 840-2827 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: California / 86673
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The University of the State of New York / LMSW#: 087926-1
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: MA Board of Registration of Social Workers / LICSW#: 000121698
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Kim Brownell's Groups

Strong Together - Teen Therapy Group (NEW!)

New Process Group designed for 13-18 y/o's. Group targets Anxiety, Depression, Body Dysmorphia, Self- harm, Risky Behaviors, Gender/Sexuality, Peer Relationships & other associated Mood disorders. Group will meet for 8 weeks on Saturdays beginning February 12th! We will explore the above topics in addition to self-esteem building, positive communication techniques, coping strategies, and embracing personal identity. If you have any questions or would like to join, please email or call Brooke, our Office Manager at contact@sdkidsfirst.com or 858-692-4187!

More about this group

Location

355 Santa Fe Drive
Suite 200
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 840-2827
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

12625 High Bluff Drive
Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92130
(760) 840-2827
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Stress
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage/Couples Therapy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Trauma and PTSD (EMDR certification)
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: None
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Kim Brownell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LMSW