Esther Kim LICSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Vancouver, Washington, 98684

Esther Kim


Esther Kim


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW - 60263652
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $80-$115 per session. Offer sliding scale and free 10 min consultation.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


811 NE 112th ave
Vancouver , Washington 98684

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My Approach to Helping

My hope is to welcome you and make you feel at ease in a non-judgmental way. To create a safe place where you can share and feel understood. My passion is to help others. Together we can work on a treatment plan that works best for you. We can explore and navigate healthier coping skills through those tough times. Then develop goals that are realistic and reachable for you.

My background training and experience has prepared me to be sensitive and supportive with issues dealing with past trauma, abuse, suicide, and relationship stressors. Fo the past 20 years I have worked in group homes, mental health agencies and a medical setting. I believe a holistic approach, paying attention to all aspects of your mind, body and spirit is essential in maximizing your overall health and function. I am open in collaborating with your other healthcare professionals for a coordination of care.

More Info About My Practice

I am in the process and working on getting paneled on insurance plans. I am willing to work as an out of network provider to provide information needed for your plan.
You can also go to my website: for more information on my practice.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy is beneficial in many ways. Research has shown that psychotherapy can target certain circuits of our brain for changes. For decades, it has become clear that mental processes derive from mechanisms of the brain. This means that any change in our psychological processes such as the way we think is reflected by changes in the structures of our brain.
Chronic stress has played a significant factor in a variety of health problems. To name a few, this can include autoimmune diseases, sleep disturbance, high blood pressure and gastro concerns. Stress has been a factor with illnesses and can impact your recovery. With psychotherapy you can build the tools needed to manage the cause of your stress and improve your function in life.

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with clients who have had experience in hospitalizations or preventing readmission due to self-injurious behaviors. Struggling with relationship and medical stressors. Past sexual abuse or recent trauma in their lives.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
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