Kim  Gary
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Kim Gary

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Virginia, North Carolina Not Accepting Online
Greensboro Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Virginia and North Carolina therapists on Zencare.

Updated December 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Life is a journey that takes us through various peaks and valleys. Our strength, patience, and resilience can be tested during these difficult times and cause us to feel that no one understands. These valleys can greatly affect our mental health and our ability to operate as our best version of ourselves. It is during these times that we can benefit from a therapeutic relationship with an empathic professional. I would like to be that person for you in an effort to help you become or rediscover your best self. It is my hope that while working together you will gain some insights into what may be preventing you from living your best life, and we'll work together to resolve those issues and remove those barriers. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bright HealthCare
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Optima Health
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Virginia Premier

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

ONLY Virginia Premier, Optima, Anthem, United Healthcare Virginia Medicaid accepted. Molina is not accepted.

NO North Carolina Medicaid accepted at this time.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-5:30pm
  • Tue 10am-5:30pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-3:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-5:30pm
  • Tue 10am-5:30pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-3:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Greensboro practice
608 North Greene St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years


University of Tennessee @ Chattanooga, M.Ed, 2006
Virginia Tech, B.S. , 2001


Licensure

Virginia: 0701005248

North Carolina: 17456


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"She was welcoming and professional"
- Zencare client • December 2022