She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Kim is a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years experience in the field of mental health. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with her master's degree in Community Counseling in 2006 and received her Virginia license in 2012. She was licensed in North Carolina as Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 2022. She has worked in numerous settings and with a variety of clients to include children and teens, families, crisis intervention and stabilization, community mental health, and private practice. Currently she primarily works in private practice with adults managing issues related to anxiety, depression, relationships, and stress.
Kim enjoys using a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy in order to assist her clients with understanding how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all interconnected. Changing your thoughts and the way you process things has a great effect on motivation and the way you move through daily life. Kim loves working with clients on reframing those negative or irrational thoughts and gaining an understanding of how those thoughts have influenced their actions. All in an effort to develop healthier thinking patterns and behaviors.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
ONLY Virginia Premier, Optima, Anthem, United Healthcare Virginia Medicaid accepted. Molina is not accepted.
NO North Carolina Medicaid accepted at this time.
Years of Experience: 17 years
University of Tennessee @ Chattanooga, M.Ed, 2006
Virginia Tech, B.S. , 2001
North Carolina: 17456