Treating Mind and Spirit as One

Kim Schneiderman

Kim Schneiderman, LCSW

Kim Schneiderman, LCSW, is a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) psychotherapist who views every life as a sacred story that is open to interpretation, especially one’s own. As a holistic psychotherapist, seasoned writer, and “deep soul diver,” Kim Schneiderman, LCSW, helps clients befriend and unburden different parts of themselves that are no longer serving them, so that they can create a life that both honors and expresses their deeper needs, values, and gifts in their personal and professional relationships.

Kim likes to think of herself as a spiritual midwife of sorts, helping clients navigate the narrow bridge of difficult life transitions and give birth to more fulfilled version of themselves. She works with adults in the following areas:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Life transitions/ stages of life issues
  • Self-esteem and authentic self expression
  • Childhood trauma
  • Career direction issues
  • Relationship concerns
  • Interpersonal struggles and family of origin issues
  • Divorce/breakups
  • Religious identity issues
  • Work-life balance
  • Grief, loss, and illness
  • Codependency
  • Writer’s and other creative blocks
  • Loneliness
  • Gender identity
  • LGBTQ related issues

In addition to IFS, Kim uses a variety of tools including the Enneagram, guided imagery, writing exercises, Focusing, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), meditation, mindfulness, and Kabbalah. Having been exposed to the wisdom of various faith traditions and spiritual practices, she is sensitive to the complex set of issues confronting individuals struggling to find a balance between religious/spiritual beliefs and personal integrity, as well as autonomy and the desire to remain connected to family/community.

A seasoned writer and former journalist, Kim currently offers transformational writing groups, which she has taught at the New York Open Center, the 92nd Street Y, the JCC in Manhattan, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS), among other venues. In June of 2015, Kim published her first book, Step Out of Your Story: Writing Exercises to Reframe and Transform Your Life with New World Library, a company dedicated to publishing “books that change lives” including bestsellers by Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Choprah, and Wayne Dyer. Following publication, she was interviewed in over 30 podcasts and radio shows across the country. She currently blogs for Psychology Today (“The Novel Perspective”), and previously wrote a wellbeing advice column for the New York, Boston, and Philadelphia Metro newspapers. (Writing is integrated into therapy for those who request it.)

Kim received her MSW at the University of Maryland, holds a certificate in Social Work and Spiritual Care from New York University (where she also guest-lectured) and completed the year-long certificate program with the Association of Spirituality and Psychotherapy (ASP). She is a regular presenter in PSI’s Spiritually Informed Psychotherapies certificate program.


Kim Schneiderman Website, Podcasts and Video


Shrink Rap Radio: “How to Step Out of Your Story with Kim Schneiderman

Transformation Talk Radio: “Step Out of Your Story with Kim Schneiderman

Life Mastery Radio: “Reframing Your Story with Kim Schneiderman

Author2Author with Kim Schneiderman

Book Presentation Video: “Step Out of Your Story

Read Kim’s PSI Mind&Spirit Blog: From Mindless Din to Deep Mindfulness: The Journey of Spiritually-Oriented Psychotherapy