THERAPY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE DOOM OR GLOOM. THERAPY CAN ACTUALLY BE FUN!
I know it sounds odd, so don’t run away yet.
Trust me, I am not trying to be flippant about suffering. I take what I do seriously and want my clients to take it that way as well. Therapy can be heavy, but there are times when the problems aren’t so heavy and, yes, even laughter can occur 🙂
Hi, my name is Kimberly, and I’m excited about getting to know you! I want your experience with me to be life changing. I have a passion to empower couples, marriages and individuals to renew and live life in their relationships. I have been married for twenty some years (RIGHT?!) and have three amazing children who challenge me in their own unique ways. That being said, I know firsthand the trials that come along with this adventure. All relationships are an adventure. Mine, and maybe yours, has been risky, messy, painful, and downright exhausting at times. I also know how love and the grace of God make all things new again.
I practice what I preach, and that is, “have passions in life that promote self care.” I love hanging out with my family, reconnecting with friends, traveling, and trying new restaurants in the area. I am big time foodie, and my latest exercise craze is indoor cycling!
Okay, now you know a little about me, lets get to the grit of me:
CREDENTIALS + TRAINING
Graduate of UNC Charlotte with a B.A. in Psychology
Masters in Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Prepare and Enrich Facilitator (relationship inventory and skill-building program)
Clinical training in Gottman couples therapy Level 3 (research based approach to couples therapy)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
With years of experience counseling in State government, pastoral care, and private practice, I offer a diverse perspective on working with a variety of populations. I am extensively trained in trauma-based and relational approaches to achieve wholeness. I have experience in working with couples and family issues, women’s issues – especially trauma, anger, emotional regulation, anxiety and depression.
My specialty is working with clients who are experiencing strained relationships due to crisis, infidelity and betrayal.
I serve my clients with personal attention so I use a variety of approaches, depending on individual needs. I use clinically tested, evidenced-based intervention, and biblically based applications. Weaving these together create a healthy wholeness. To what degree we go with each approach is up to you.
I feel blessed to have witnessed transformation with many of my clients. Your time with me will be real, honest and filled with a dedication to work hard.
The path to healing will sometimes be uncomfortable, yet necessary. I don’t mind journeying with you in the darkness because I know light will soon surface. Who knows – we might even be able to experience some laughter along the way!