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What Our Patients are Saying

“I could not be more pleased with this office and everyone that I have interacted with. The office is pleasant and soothing and the people very helpful and patient.”


Thank you, Pondworks, for all that you have done and will do for me.”

“Dr. Kim has been a trusted confidant. With his help I’ve been able to remove roadblocks to live a more fulfilling, rich life.”

“Excellent customer service. The office called me back the day after I left a voicemail (Sunday) to schedule an appointment the same week, which is unheard of from most psychiatrist offices.”

“Thanks for the help!”

“Dr. Kim has been my psychiatrist and he has been amazing at coordinating medication, as well as checking in with me about how my life events are going.”

“Thank you for assisting me with health welfare. If there was a scale from 1 to 10. Pondworks Staff get a 10. All staff have been nothing but the best.”

“Dr Kim has a gifted ability to get straight to the root of the problem by the way he listens. Nice to have a psychiatrist who combines medication with counseling all at the same time.”

“The office has done a great job of helping me work through the payments and I greatly appreciate that!”

“Dr. Kim may be the best (Dell Medical School Psychiatry resident) supervisor we have! Please keep him available for future classes!”

“I really appreciate the professional nature of all the staff. Also my therapist has been both challenging and supportive which I also greatly appreciate.”

“The receptionists are really excellent!”

“Pondworks was recommended to me by my OB … I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a ‘one stop shop’ for talk therapy and medicine.”

“I’ve found the office professionally run… I recommend this business all the time. ”

A Treatment Philosophy Based on Listening and Respect…

Our goal is to be Austin’s first choice in psychotherapy and general psychiatry

Taking charge of your mental health can feel like an overwhelming task. At Pondworks, every step in our process is designed to make you feel welcome and secure. All Pondworks team members, from the front office to your individual provider, serve clients with a warm, friendly attitude and straight forward communication style. We view each client as a unique, multidimensional individual and customize treatment to address specific wants, needs and goals. This website is designed to demystify the process in choosing a mental health provider and provide information about financing your mental health care. We look forward to serving you.



Dr. Bernard Kim has enjoyed the privilege of offering services in psychiatry and psychotherapy to the Austin community since 2004. Dr. Kim remains indebted to his psychotherapy training, which informs his care for every patient, whether or not he is the primary therapist…

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Dr. Bernard Kim - One of Austin's Best Mental Health Providers


BioPsychoSocial Outpatient Psychiatry Field Journal

Three Pondworks staff members (and the occasional guest contributor) share observations about our practice and the field of Psychiatry, from provider, patient, and business perspectives.

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