Elisa Kim, LMSW, is a licensed master social worker and a therapist at Rappore, a therapy services and medication management practice based in the Lenox Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. She performs evidence-based therapies, like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, to help people thrive and improve their lives. Elisa creates a safe environment so everyone can feel comfortable expressing concerns regarding trauma, interpersonal relationships, mood and anxiety disorders, and more.
Elisa obtained a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Before pursuing her passion as a psychotherapist, she worked as an editor at Alloy Media and a digital content manager at Nickelodeon. These experiences taught her invaluable project management and interpersonal skills, allowing her to work with a detailed eye.
Elisa returned to school and obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Albany in New York. Her commitment to higher education landed her the James Jacob and South Korean Endowed scholarships.
After graduation, Elisa worked as an outpatient therapist for The Family Counseling Center. She gained essential hands-on experience, allowing her to integrate her creative management background with her passion for social work. Elisa then became a psychotherapist at Valera Health, later transitioning to Rappore, a therapy services and medication management practice where she provides her expertise today.