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About Kip

Online therapy to help you discover and strengthen your sense of self

Kip is a mental health provider based in NYC and serving clients in and around the city. We’re on a mission to ensure that everyone has a safe environment to seek mental health care and build a more fulfilling life.

Online therapy to help you discover and strengthen your sense of self
About Kip

Principles

Kip is a trailblazer in the mental health industry. Since 2013, we’ve been rethinking and redesigning therapy for the 21st century. Our work is shaped by three guiding principles:

Include

We provide care for individuals who have been excluded from traditional therapy, particularly members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Invest

We offer training and support for emerging therapists to improve quality of care and unlock new opportunities for diverse clinicians.

Innovate

We boldly push the field of psychotherapy forward, and evolve our own approach based on the latest best practices.

Meet our Clinic Director, AJ Rubin-DeSimone
Meet our Clinic Director, AJ Rubin-DeSimone

Meet our Clinic Director, AJ Rubin-DeSimone

“My passion for mental health care is deeply personal. Committing to therapy changed my life.”

Welcome to Kip Therapy! As Clinic Director, I hope you discover that Kip is your best option for therapy in NYC and the surrounding areas. But, really, our work is to discover more about you: What do you care about? Who do you hope to become? Therapy provides space to explore these questions and countless others.

My passion for mental health care is deeply personal. Committing to therapy changed my life, and I hope it will change yours too.

When I first relocated to New York City, my life was not manageable. I had recently begun my social and medical transition from female to male while reassessing years of struggles in my career path and interpersonal relationships. When I decided to open myself up to talk therapy, major breakthroughs happened. I had the confidence to leave the stressful world of retail management and launched a new career in healthcare instead. And finding a therapist who understood my experience as a trans person allowed me to focus on the real work at hand.

The person I am today—a leader, a father, and a husband—looks back on the decision to pursue therapy as one of my best.

When Kip was founded in 2013, it paved the way for psychotherapy to better meet the needs of a newer generation of clients. Kip continues to disrupt the profession by providing care for people who have been excluded by therapists, and by investing in practitioners from historically marginalized groups. This is most evident in our unique expertise working with LGTBQ+ populations, but it shapes every aspect of our work.

Because we are structured as a training practice, our staff is composed of clinicians at various stages of their careers, from graduate students to expert practitioners. This makes it easier to find a therapist who can guide your mental health journey and also fit into your budget. Whoever you decide to work with, that therapist will be constantly learning and growing their own skill set. We believe that when our therapists are supported, they can better support you.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out as you start your journey in therapy. From my own experience, I know it takes courage—and I know it’s worth it.

Sincerely, AJ

AJ

aj@kiptherapy.com

Online Therapy in NYC

We Live, Work, and Play in New York City.

Our team is spread across all five boroughs and the greater New York metro area. But you can skip the extra subway ride across town—online appointments are just a click away.

We Live, Work, and Play in New York City.

Meet The Team Behind The Mission

Kip’s leadership team is working to redefine what therapy is and can be. They have unique expertise in trauma-informed care, LGBTQ+ experiences, and personal identity.

AJ Rubin-DeSimone

AJ Rubin-DeSimone

Clinic Director
Ryan M. Kull

Ryan M. Kull

Director & Chief Supervisor
Laura Alexander

Laura Alexander

Supervisor
Tazin Banu

Tazin Banu

Supervisor & Senior Therapist
Dave Cazeau

Dave Cazeau

Supervisor
Catherine McCarthy

Catherine McCarthy

Supervisor & Senior Therapist
Daniella Nkurunziza

Daniella Nkurunziza

Supervisor & Senior Therapist
Chris Raabe

Chris Raabe

Supervisor & Senior Therapist
Peter Schmitt

Peter Schmitt

Supervisor
Specialty
RJ Tabchnick

RJ Tabchnick

Operations Manager

Careers at Kip

Help Us Redefine Therapy

We believe investing in the next generation of therapists makes therapy better. That’s why we work hard to build a community of support for our therapists, including training and education opportunities. We’re always looking for diverse and talented individuals to join our team. Kip has career opportunities for grad students, post-grad fellows, experienced clinicians, and administrative staff. Don’t see an opening that fits your background? Email us anytime at info@kiptherapy.com.
Kip is seeking new members to join our rapidly growing and vibrant clinic and training program. Stay posted for new openings.
Professional Training & Development
Professional Training & Development

Professional Training & Development

Internships & Fellowships

Ready to launch your career in psychotherapy? Kip offers intensive internships and post-graduate fellowships to prepare you for advanced clinical practice.

Have a New York social work (MSW) or mental health counseling (MHC) degree? Join Kip’s clinical fellowship program to accrue hours for your New York State license and get training and guidance from senior therapists.

We partner with Columbia University, Hunter College, Fordham University, New York University, Smith College, City College, Northwestern University and other leading institutions to provide hands-on clinical experience and supervision. (Please contact your school’s placement office for more information.)