Kim 

Reichig

Licensed Psychotherapist

I believe that we always have the opportunity to change our course and improve our lives. I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their tangible goals using practical solutions so that they can live healthier, happier lives. 

About Me

I received my Master’s degree from Long Island University and subsequently completed my certification in T.E.A.M. CBT, an advanced CBT approach created by renowned psychiatrist Dr. David Burns. I also sit on the International Advisory Board for the Columbia University - World Health Organization Center for Global Mental Health. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, skiing, and hiking.

 

My Approach

I specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and use an advanced form called T.E.A.M. CBT. Within this framework, I provide CBT along with other evidence-based treatments including exposure, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). My focus is on utilizing state of the art methods to find the most effective treatment for my clients. I help my clients learn advanced tools to manage their moods, to reduce their anxiety, and to improve their emotional, personal, social, and professional lives. My approach is based in the “here and now,” is goal oriented, and involves a collaborative, warm, and supportive relationship between me and my clients.

While every individual and situation is different, therapy usually entails teaching skills and techniques aimed at reducing distress and improving quality of life. I work in individual, parenting, couples, and family therapy. I am also able to provide intensive treatments and teletherapy as clinically indicated. 

 

Areas of Expertise

ADHD

Anxiety problems including social anxiety (and shyness), generalized anxiety (including excessive worry), obsessive compulsive disorder, and specific fears/phobia

Coaching for career or work-related issues

Couples therapy

Depression

Low self-esteem

Parenting issues

Procrastination

Relationship or interpersonal problems

Stress 

Unwanted habits​​

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and T.E.A.M. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective form of psychotherapy that has been shown to decrease symptoms and suffering. Through CBT, we learn techniques to change how we think, what we do, and how we feel. CBT is an active form of psychotherapy, where the client and clinician identify and implement solutions, allowing clients to reach their goals. To accomplish this, assignments are given in between sessions to reinforce skills to promote change. CBT is evidence based and has demonstrated efficacy in improving wellbeing. 

T.E.A.M. therapy was created by Dr. David Burns as a framework to conduct evidence-based therapy. The T.E.A.M. acronym stands for:

 

Testing – A client’s mood and other symptoms are measured at the beginning and end of every session in order to measure progress.

 

Empathy – An empathic connection between client and therapist is vital for successful therapy. It is important that a client feels that therapy is a safe place to talk openly and freely and to feel heard, understood and valued by the therapist.  

 

Assessment of Resistance – Clients sometimes have mixed feelings about the process of recovery. Agenda setting helps the client and therapist sort out the client’s motivation to change and whether the rewards are worth the cost. 

 

Methods – There are many powerful cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal interventions that T.E.A.M. offers to help with depression, anxiety, habits, addictions, and relationship issues. 

 
 

Powerful Techniques for Treating Depression – Drs. David Burns and Jill Levitt, October 2020

 

The Mindful Way through Anxiety: An Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy for GAD - Mass General Hospital, October 2020

 

Intensive Workshop on Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD - Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania, August 2020 

 

Techniques to Help Parents Connect with their Children - Taylor Chesney, PsyD. and Annie MyKyla PsyD., August 2019

 

10 Core Principles of Effective Couples Therapy - Drs. John and Julie Gottman, April 2019

 

Adopting CBT to Children, Adolescents and Their Parents - Taylor Chesney, PsyD., November 2018

 

Treating Anxiety - Powerful, Fast-Acting, Drug-Free Treatment and Techniques that Defeat Anxiety and Worry - David Burns, M.D., December 2018

 

SP-TIE: Foundation in Suicide Management: Risk Assessment and Safety Planning - Center for Practice and Innovation at Columbia Psychiatry/ NYS Psychiatric Institute, July 2017

 

Parent Management Training (Kazdin Method)- Independent Study at Long Island University, June 2016

 

Trauma Systems Therapy- Fordham University at the Graduate School of Social Services, September 2016

Recent Trainings

 

Contact Me

If you have questions, would like more information, or would like to schedule an initial appointment, please send me your name and contact information in the form below, or call me at 914-266-0988. I look forward to hearing from you. 

14 Harwood Court

Suite 414

Scarsdale, NY 10583

KimCBTW@gmail.com

Tel: 914-266-0988

Contact Me

If you have questions, would like more information, or would like to schedule an initial appointment, please send me your name and contact information in the form below, or call me at 914-266-0988. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Scarsdale, NY 10583

KimCBTW@gmail.com

Tel: 914-266-0988

Kim Reichig Marriage & Family Therapy PLLC