Hello, If you are reading this, you are considering taking a deeper look at your life and maybe even making some changes! It takes courage to walk down that path, but you will not walk alone. I can walk beside you.
My name is Kim. I am a seasoned therapist who has been in the mental health field for over 30 years. Most of that time has been in the nonprofit world. I have had the privilege of working with multitudes of folks, some short term, most long term. In that time, I have worked with a very wide variety of client concerns including personal growth, depression, anxiety, PTSD, attachment disorders, relationship problems, parenting issues, troubled teens, grief, loss and coping with physical pain. I have a long history of counseling folks who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse and everything that now comes with that. I have also spent several years working with other therapists and their needs.
I am a warm, interactive, and empathetic therapist. I respect that all of us have to move through life at our own pace and I will respect that with you. Your pace, where you want to go and how you want to get there. I will be direct and honest with you. I have used many different styles of therapy, depending on what my client needs and what makes them comfortable. Some of these include family systems, solution focused, existential, cognitive and psychodynamic. I also have a great belief in the healing power of loving humor.
I think I have been involved in mental health for most of my life. Both of my parents were in related fields. I left college my 3rd year to intern in a group home in Nevada City, Ca. From that point on, I worked on and off there while I went to Chico State. I worked in the field for several years before and during the time I got my masters in counseling at Sonoma State and my subsequent Marriage and Family Therapist license.
These days I live in a beautiful area of Ca. Everyone here seems to have a dog. I have one, but given a choice and the space, I would have more. I’ve always had dogs, growing up with them, then fostering them for rescue and working for a humane society. Dogs are wonderful companions and can always make me laugh!
If I sound like a therapist that would work for you, let’s get started.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 44287
Kim was very kind and timely and gave some great advice.
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Kim for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Kim was a great help to me. When you're grappling with life or relationship issues, it's easy to have a limited point of view. You just have the conversation in your own head as reference, which is very subjective. Kim helped provide a more objective, experienced view of things, which was really grounding for me. I kind of learned what I needed to worry about, and what I didn't. She was a good sounding board for my thoughts, questions, and worries. In the end I did achieve my therapy goal with her help: becoming a stronger individual and asserting my boundaries with a difficult person in my life. Thanks Kim!
Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Kim for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
My time with Kim was very productive. I highly recommend here.
Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Kim for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I really enjoyed working with Kim. She offers so much wisdom in questioning my perspective on things in a very subtle way. Everything that I wanted to work on was prioritized and she held me accountable for the things I promised I would do while I was not in sessions with her. Kim reminded me that a lot of what I'm going through is often self-imposed based on social norms and that I could think and be more creative when working on my problems and working towards the life I desire. I would work with her again anytime. She's been very helpful to talk to.
Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Kim for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Written on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Kim for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd