Kim Coshnear,LMFT

Kim Coshnear,LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - CA 50071
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Health Net
  • Highmark
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare West
  • United Behavioral Health
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Evening Availability


Santa Clara, California 95054

My Approach to Helping

Hello, I am Kim Coshnear, a dedicated Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. My mission is to cultivate a nurturing and accepting environment, empowering clients to embrace self-acceptance and pursue transformative changes that enrich their lives. My academic journey in Psychodynamic theory, enriched by a multicultural lens, forms the cornerstone of my therapeutic approach. I believe in the power of understanding and reshaping our earliest relational patterns through heightened awareness and informed choices. My practice thoughtfully integrates considerations of race, class, and social justice. I am passionate about Jungian dream analysis and Schwartz's Internal Family Systems. Additionally, I find the structured approach of Linehan's Dialectical Behavioral Therapy invaluable, especially its components like Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills, in navigating our increasingly anxious world.

In my practice, I specialize in assisting individuals grappling with depression, anxiety, and addiction, and navigating complex questions about relationships, personal identity, and life's purpose. "I see myself as being warm and approachable, creating a secure space for clients to deepen their self-understanding. My aim is for every client to leave a session feeling more equipped to tackle life's challenges than when they arrived. Open communication and ensuring my clients feel heard and understood are fundamental to my approach.

My career began in teaching, but I was naturally drawn towards more individualized work. This led me to a fulfilling journey in therapy, where I am passionate about guiding individuals through their internal landscapes and toward personal growth. I approach goal setting collaboratively. In our initial session, I provide a comprehensive introduction to our therapeutic process, establishing session logistics, and collaboratively identifying areas of focus such as mood, career, relationships, and related goals. We will also complete a history and assessment

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

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