With couples, Kim provides clear, empathetic structure to sessions and has a very active presence to help partners change destructive patterns, have productive conversations and resolve conflict. Kim holds her M.A. from George Washington University in Art Therapy, with a focus on Trauma, and has worked in numerous behavioral health settings. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
Working with Kim will bring you into deeper and more compassionate understanding of key parts of yourself. As a couples therapist, she actively helps create a productive environment in the sessions, and offers clear steps to create better relationship skills.
I can help you explore and heal from trauma, depression, anxiety, feeling stuck, and other forms of relational and interpersonal distress. Working with me in therapy will provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore, understand, and have more compassion for the multiple layers within your personality. With couples, I provide clear structure to our sessions and have a very active presence to help partners change destructive patterns, have productive conversations and resolve conflict. I’ll offer clear steps to help you create the kind of relationship you desire.
I’ve benefited tremendously over the years from my mentors and colleagues, as well as from my own personal challenges. I know how rewarding it is to invest in your personal growth through therapy. Therapy is a unique place where you can be nurtured and challenged. I look forward to getting to know you and find the right balance to explore what’s possible in your life right now.
Payment is expected prior to the first session by submitting a form of payment here.
Fees for appointments vary among our counselors. Ms Brammer’s fees are $200 for a 50 minute session and $225 for 50 minute couples sessions.
Ms Brammer has daytime appointments available remotely (or after pandemic) in the Dupont Circle office. Schedule may change in the future.
INSURANCE: Neither Keith Miller Counseling, LLC or Kimberly Brammer accept insurance or participate in insurance networks. However, because we are licensed mental health providers, it is likely that your insurance may provide “out of network” coverage in the form of reimbursement for mental health services. Coverage and reimbursement rates varies widely across policies, so it will be your responsibility to find out what your expected reimbursement rate may be from your insurance company. You are responsible for paying in full for services rendered at the time of service, and upon request, I will provide you with a monthly invoice to submit to your insurance company if you plan to pursue reimbursement. As you are making your decision about pursuing insurance reimbursement, please consider the following:
CONFIDENTIALITY: All insurance companies require some level of information about the reason you are seeking mental health services in order to process your claim. In addition, managed care plans often require detailed information regarding the problem(s) for which you are seeking help, its history, symptoms, family and work life, and sometimes more. This information is then entered into a large information processing system and current regulations may not be strong enough to completely protect your confidentiality.
CONTROL OF TREATMENT: Managed care companies may use the information provided to them to decide if treatment is “medically necessary,” what kind of therapy is or is not approved, and later, if it should continue. Many insurance company employees who make these decisions have limited training, and oftentimes have never met or even talked to you.
PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS: Health insurance exists to pay for the treatment of a diagnosable illness. Therefore, to access insurance benefits for mental health services, a psychiatric diagnosis code must be given before most insurance companies will pay or reimburse for services. Oftentimes, insurance companies require a certain level of severity of diagnosis that they deem necessary for treatment and to some this may feel overly severe or pathologizing. I will use my best clinical judgment, in consultation with you, to determine your diagnosis. For couples, I will use the procedure code: 908.47 for “conjoint therapy” because insurance companies typically do not reimburse for “marriage” or “couples” therapy.
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