Services and Rates
Initial phone consultation
I offer individual and couples therapy for ages 18 and up
At this time, sessions are only offered through telehealth on a secure online video platform.
I am currently licensed in Texas (#38613) and am an active member (#6529) of the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT). PSYPACT allows me to provide telehealth services to clients living in over 32 different states. Please visit the PSYPACT map to review participating states. Clients must be located in one of the PSYPACT participating locations when participating in my psychological services
I offer a limited number of sliding-scale appointments for those with an economic need. Please feel free to contact me to determine whether I currently have a sliding scale slot available. If not, I am happy to place you on the waitlist.
If you need to cancel, I kindly ask that you let me know at least 24 hours before your session. Cancellations made without such notice will be charged the full session fee. As a reminder, insurance companies do not reimburse for cancellation fees.
Insurance and Superbills:
I am an out-of-network provider with all insurance plans; however, you may still be eligible for reimbursement for a percentage of session fees if you have out-of-network mental health coverage. If you would like to submit a claim for reimbursement, I'm happy to provide you with a receipt, or "superbill", to submit to your insurance company.
To assess your out-of-network coverage, I encourage clients to contact their insurance provider (phone number can be found on the back of most insurance cards) and ask the following questions:
Questions to determine out-of-network coverage:
Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
What is the deductible for my out-of-network mental health benefits?
What percentage of what I pay to my doctor will be reimbursed to me?
Is there a session limit for each calendar year?
Do I need written approval from my physician for coverage?
How do I submit claim forms for reimbursement?
Why use out-of-network benefits?
The benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider include:
Increased privacy since your health records, diagnostic information, and authorization for services will not need to go through insurance approval the same way they would if you were using in-network services
Availability of diverse and individualized treatment without the constraint of session limits, the need for formal diagnosis, or the limitation of insurance-determined treatment plans
Increased accessibility of specialized providers who aren't constrained by large caseloads or long waitlists
The flexibility to choose the provider you feel the most connected to!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the first step to getting started?
If you are interested in making an appointment click the button below. If you would like more information or have general questions please feel free to reach out by phone or email. I will get back to you within 48 hours to answer any questions or schedule an appointment. Before the first visit, I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to answer questions and help us get a sense if we will be a good fit for our work together. If it seems like we might work well together, we will set up a time for your first session and I will grant you access to the client portal to fill out initial paperwork
What can I expect in the first session?
In the first session, we will likely spend time getting to know each other a bit more, discussing your background and history, clarifying what you’re hoping to gain from therapy, and figuring out how we can get you there. To get the most out of your appointment, please complete the initial paperwork through the client portal 24-hours ahead of your session.
How can therapy help me?
Therapy can provide a safe place where a nonjudgmental listener can help you make sense of painful thoughts and feelings. You’ll have the freedom to 1) openly discuss unhelpful patterns, 2) learn new and helpful ways of responding to difficult thoughts, feelings, and urges, and 3) get tips on how to practice new ways of engaging with yourself and others between sessions.
How long will I need to come to therapy? Will we meet every week?
The short answer to these questions is: it depends. The length and frequency of therapy can vary for each individual and are largely impacted by your goals, availability, and the nature of your presenting concern. If we are just starting our work together, I typically recommend weekly counseling and, each month, we will aim to collaboratively reassess the frequency of therapy that best fits your needs.
Where do sessions take place?
On a secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform that will send you a link before each appointment. You should be located in a quiet, private space (eg. In your home) with the door closed.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel, I kindly ask that you let me know at least 24 hours before your session. Cancellations made without such notice will be charged the full session fee.
In which US states can Kim Zimmerman provide psychotherapy?
I am currently licensed in Texas (#38613) and am an active member (Mobility E. Passport #6529) of the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT). PSYPACT allows me to provide telehealth services to clients living in 32 different states (as of October 2022). Please visit the PSYPACT map to review participating states.