Office hours: Monday - Thursday variable hours
Kim Paulus, MFT
My identity as a fat, queer, cisgender, mixed race Vietnamese woman informs my work as a therapist. I bring a background in social justice activism and organizing, and my own experiences with oppression allow me to bring a sensitivity to how being different in the world can impact one’s inner experience and relationships with self and others. While my experiences may not be identical to yours, I welcome the opportunity to explore your goals and challenges through a respectful and compassionate lens informed by social justice thinking.
I use an eclectic mix of psychodynamic therapy, somatic work, Internal Family Systems, and attachment work, all held within a frame of feminist and relational psychotherapy.
Areas of clinical work
I work with many different issues, but have particular interest and experience in the following areas:
Impacts of oppression
Needs of social justice activists and organizers
Trauma and PTSD
Childhood experiences of neglect
Adult children of alcoholics or other substance abusers
Life and career transitions
I work with individuals and couples/relationships of any configuration.
Sliding scale from $100 - 150 depending upon need.
I do not accept insurance payments, however, I am able to provide receipts at the end of each month which some clients are able to submit for reimbursement from their insurance providers.
Location/address: 445 Bellevue Ave, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94610.
Office ADA accessible or not information (e.g., stairs, ramp, elevator): My office is on the first floor, accessible via 10 stairs or via elevator.