Clinic Coordinator and TMS Clinician
Kimi Hashimoto was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to Seattle for college. She graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University with a BS in Psychology, focusing her studies on neuroscience and health psychology also graduating with a degree in English literature.
Kimi has been with Psychiatry Northwest and worked with TMS extensively for years. She has attended cTMS conferences and presented at the most recent conference about the application of TMS in reducing suicidal ideation. Kimi emphasizes a target symptom approach to TMS, working to tailor each patient’s TMS treatments to their own background, goals, unique symptoms and pathology. “The best part of this job is getting to know my patients by truly listening and engaging with them and to see their progress with TMS treatments.” Kimi is always looking for ways to better the TMS practice and to improve patient treatment outcomes and ways to expand the research on TMS.
Kimi is truly passionate about the mental health field, she is a Clinical Psychology PhD student at Seattle Pacific University where she hopes to do extensive work with the role of memory consolidation in trauma and anxiety-based disorders. Kimi’s other research interests include: treatment of PTSD with TMS, novel treatment interventions to boost treatment efficacy for depression and anxiety, and alternative interventions for opiate addiction. Prior to working at Psychiatry Northwest, Kimi worked at Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at UW as their data manager, where she was also trained in DBT skills and coded for group DBT therapy sessions for adults with borderline personality disorder.
In her free time, Kimi loves to spend time with her dog, watch TV and movies, and go to the gym.
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