Kimber-Lea Raef is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Austin, TX. Kimber-Lea supports those who feel overwhelmed by daily life due to the aftershocks of trauma. Many of Kimber-Lea’s clients don’t immediately recognize their symptoms as reactions to trauma, however after speaking with Kimber-Lea about their anxiety, sadness, inability to connect with others, or feelings of intense insecurity, they realize that they might feel this way because of experiences in the past. Kimber-Lea’s compassion, warmth, and creativity provide clients with a safe atmosphere to share their inner thoughts, emotions, and dreams.
Kimber-Lea bases her approach to therapy from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), in which she is fully trained. TF-CBT helps clients draw connections from their inner thoughts and negative self talk to their mood or emotional responses and past experiences. Kimber-Lea also encourages clients to talk about their family structure and relationships to further understand where emotions come from - and how to promote positive emotions.
Kimber-Lea earned her Master’s degree from Texas State University. Together with her therapy dog, Fyrenz, Kimber-Lea supports clients experiencing grief, depression, or low self-esteem. Kimber-Lea brings a sense of playfulness into session and builds strong trusting relationships with her clients as they work through difficult conversations.