We Treat You Better.

General adult outpatient psychiatry. Austin based since 2012

Front Office December Holiday Hours:

Wed. 12/21 + Thurs. 12/22: 9am-2pm
Closed Fri. 12/23, Mon. 12/26, Mon. 1/2/23

Our Mission:

Pondworks Psychiatry & Psychotherapy provides office-based mental health care to the greater Austin community. We combine psychotherapy and medication treatments to achieve optimal outcomes–so our patients can do and be more. We improve the delivery of outpatient mental health care through our own work excellence, relationships with local teaching institutions, and patient advocacy. 

What Makes Pondworks Different?

What Our Patients are Saying

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

How to Choose a Psychiatrist in Austin?

The Internet can be a great start, but we recommend you don’t stop there!!

Talking to your primary care provider can be an excellent resource. They may have worked closely with psychiatric providers they trust.

Did you know Pondworks has a longstanding history of community doctors referring to us? We receive many of our referrals from places like Austin Area OB/GYN & Fertility, Austin Diagnostic Clinic, Austin Regional Clinic, Ascension Seton, UT Health Services and many smaller primary care clinics. 

Everyone Gets Mental Health Help

We Are In-Network With Many Commercial Insurance Companies

While many independent mental health providers do not accept commercial insurance, we have spent the last decade investing in software, staff and knowledge to be able to do so.  We love being able to make mental health care accessible to more people by partnering with many of the major insurance payers in Central Texas.

Bernard Kim, MD

Austin Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist

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. He is board certified, attended a top-tier residency program and has acquired multiple awards during his training and career.