Kimberly’s experience with a painful childhood as an adoptee growing up with an alcoholic parent, led her to discover healthy ways of dealing with anxiety, feelings of unworthiness, panic attacks, sadness, and anger. Recovering her natural state of well-being by practicing both traditional Buddhist techniques and modern psychotherapeutic modalities, she now leads others to deeply engage with all aspects of their experience for integration, wholeness, and authenticity.
Trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Kim is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level (CMT-P) with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, and a graduate of the Interdependence Project’s esteemed Meditation Teacher Training program (2011). She’s a long-time Buddhist student, regularly participating in silent residential retreats and training with mentors in many traditions. Kim follows the Five Precepts, the basic Buddhist code of ethical behavior, to guide her speech and actions.
Her background includes working as a hospice volunteer with MJHS, leading meditations at Zuccotti Park as a member of the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street, and training at Washington Square Institute. Based in New York City, Kim teaches at The Interdependence Project, (where she also serves as a Board Director), Mindful Astoria, and The Rubin Museum. She works with individuals, couples, and groups, and trains business leaders and teams to become more connected, kind, and resilient.