Kimberly Wilson, MA, MSW, LICSW

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. —Anaïs Nin

UPDATE:  I’m offering in-person sessions for fully vaccinated clients and teletherapy for all via video. Learn more about my handling of COVID-19 here.

About

Hello, I’m delighted to meet you!

I’m a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW—DC license #LC50081148 and LCSW—VA license #0904013241) with experience supporting adult women and men seeking support in anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, goal setting, professional development, emotional regulation, and stress management.

By providing a safe space, we work together to deepen self-understanding and self-compassion while helping you gain insight, reduce stress and anxiety, set goals, and highlight strengths, plus develop and expand coping skills.

In our sessions, we explore underlying issues and ways to live your best life.

As a mindfulness practitioner, yoga teacher (E-RYT 500), and small business owner with two decades of experience, I bring a holistic and grounded approach to our work. I’ve been called upon as a wellness expert for US News & World Report, Washingtonian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, various books, podcasts, blogs, TV, and radio.

In addition to master’s degrees in women’s studies and social work, I’m also certified in applied positive psychology and veterinary social work, host a wellness podcast, and have written six books and created a lifestyle planner.

My work incorporates various styles, namely positive psychology, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, strength-based, and transpersonal, so our session is tailored specifically for you and my style is warm and collaborative.

Situated in the heart of Dupont Circle, we meet in a light-filled, spa-like setting with whiffs of lavender and a cup of tea. Our sessions include tangible takeaways coupled with supportive encouragement and deep listening.

Learn more about fees, insurance, and more on the FAQ page. Please reach out if I can assist you on your journey toward wellness and wholeness.

To schedule a free 15-minute consultation or an appointment, please email me. I look forward to connecting and collaborating!

Services

Psychotherapy

I offer virtual individual psychotherapy for women and men via HIPAA-compliant video and in-person for fully-vaccinated clients.

Through our sessions, we work to help you gain insight, reduce stress and anxiety, set goals, clarify dreams, highlight strengths, plus develop and deepen coping skills.

By providing a safe space, we work together to deepen self-understanding and self-compassion while taking steps to move you forward.

Pulling from various styles, I incorporate mindfulness-based interventions, body-mind psychotherapy, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and transpersonal psychology into my work.

I have experience supporting clients through a variety of issues, many are noted below.

      • Adjusting to change
      • Anxiety
      • Communication problems
      • Coping skills
      • Creative blocks
      • Depression
      • Emotional overwhelm
      • Emptiness
      • Grief, loss, and bereavement
      • Habits
      • Life purpose
      • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
      • Pet loss and grief
      • Relationships
      • Self-care
      • Self-compassion
      • Self-confidence
      • Self-love
      • Spirituality
      • Stress
      • Transitions
      • Women’s issues

Coaching

If you live outside the Washington, DC area, I do offer private coaching services. We meet by phone or video and our work together may be a one-time discussion or a longer ongoing experience.

Coaching is different from deeper therapeutic work and may be used to focus on a specific issue such as managing anxiety or making a career change. Together we create an action plan and monitor progress toward a specific goal.

For more information or to schedule a session, reach out via email.

Groups

In addition to individual work, I also offer women’s groups and pet loss support groups. To know when these offerings open, please join my seasonal mailing list.

Connect

How do I begin?

Please review my FAQs for information on insurance, fees, and the therapeutic process.

If it feels like a good fit, reach out via email to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss what’s bringing you to therapy. I’ll also share insight into my style as a therapist.

Next, we’ll set an appointment and I’ll follow up via email with two forms to fill out. Please return the completed forms via email before our first session.

Location

1724 20th Street, NW, Suite 203
Washington, DC  20009

If you’re fully vaccinated and would like to meet in person, please confirm in advance. Otherwise I’ll plan on meeting you online for teletherapy.

To meet in person, please note that there is no formal waiting area in this boutique office building, so arrive right at our appointment time and dial 203 from the call box.

Next door there’s a lovely local cafe, Emissary, with ample outdoor seating in case you’d like reflection time and a libation before or after our session.

More Questions?

Please check out my FAQs for additional answers or reach out.

FAQ

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, I’m offering teletherapy via a HIPAA-compliant video platform and offering in-person sessions for fully vaccinated clients.

How do we begin working together?

Please review these FAQs for information on insurance, fees, and my therapeutic style.

If it seems like a good fit, please reach out via email to make an appointment or schedule a free 15-minute call to discuss what’s bringing you to therapy. I’ll also share insight into my style as a therapist.

Next, we’ll set an appointment and I’ll follow up via email with two forms to fill out and return before our first session.

During our first few sessions we’ll discuss your history, current situation and concerns, and goals for therapy.  We’ll also explore resources and helpful tools to practice between our sessions. This initial period allows us to get to know one another and explore how best to serve your needs.

Where is your office?

I’m located in Washington, DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. For a map and further instructions on connecting in person, please visit the Connect page.

How are you handling COVID-19?

I’m currently offering  in-person sessions for fully vaccinated clients and teletherapy for all. For in-person sessions, I open a window and use a HEPA filter air purifier that features a 3-stage filtration system with dual-sided H13 True HEPA filters. These capture at least 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 microns in size. I also offer lavender hand sanitizer and disposable three-ply masks. Masks must be worn at all times when mandated by DC.

How does teletherapy work?

We meet online via a HIPAA-compliant video platform called Doxy.me. Please arrive a few minutes before our session time in a private space without distractions. A closed door and headphones help ensure privacy. Some insurance companies may not reimburse for teletherapy, so please check if that is a concern. Your insurance statement will include the teletherapy CPT code modifier 95.

What is your style?

I’m honored to be part of my clients’ journey and my style is warm and collaborative. I bring two decades of experience as a mindfulness practitioner, yoga teacher, and wellness entrepreneur which offers a holistic mind and body focus to my work.

Our sessions include tangible takeaways coupled with supportive encouragement and deep listening.

What is your treatment approach?

Pulling from various styles such as positive psychology, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, strength-based, and transpersonal, our work is tailored specifically for you. My goal is to help you gain insight, reduce stress and anxiety, set goals, clarify dreams, uncover strengths, plus develop and deepen coping skills. By providing a safe space, we work together to expand self-understanding and self-compassion while making small shifts to move you forward.

What is your fee?

My fee is $180 per 50-minute session.

How long are sessions?

Our sessions are 50 minutes.

What payment methods do you accept?

I accept all major credit and debit cards. Payment is due at the start of each session.

Do you accept insurance?

I’m an out-of-network provider and do not work directly with any insurance company in-network. You may be eligible for partial reimbursement depending on your plan. For your convenience, I will provide you with a monthly statement to submit for reimbursement.

What should I ask my insurance company?

My services may be reimbursable through your plan’s out-of-network mental health benefits. Prior to beginning treatment, I encourage you to verify your coverage by asking: Does my plan include coverage for out-of-network mental health services? How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider? What is my deductible for out-of-network services and has it been met? Do I have a session limit? What form(s) do I need for submitting my invoice(s) to receive my out-of-network benefits? Is teletherapy covered?

How often do we meet?

For continuity, I prefer to meet with clients once a week. Together we will coordinate a schedule that works best with your preferences, finances, and issues.

Is everything I tell you confidential?

Everything you tell me is confidential with a few exceptions: If I feel that you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, I can break confidentiality to keep you/others safe. If I hear about the abuse (or suspected abuse) of anyone under the age of 18, an elderly person, or someone with a disability, I am mandated to report it. If confidential information is subpoenaed in a court of law, I must comply with the subpoena and this would not happen without your prior knowledge.

If I don’t live in the DC area, can we still work together?

Yes, I offer coaching via phone or video for clients outside the DC area. Coaching is different from deeper therapeutic work and is $199/50 minutes. To schedule an appointment, email me and we’ll discuss next steps.

What if I need to cancel an appointment?

Although issues such as family and work emergencies, childcare issues, or illness may arise that make it challenging to keep your appointment, I do have a firm 24-hour cancellation policy. Since the appointment time has been set aside just for you, there will be a full session charge for any cancellations within 24 hours.

How do I contact you?

You can reach me via email, phone and text (202.827.5425). I will get back to you within 24 business hours. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.