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Kim Frey, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am Licensed Clinical Social Workre in California with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression.

My treatment approach includes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am a Certified EMDR provider and an Approved EMDR Consultant and have been providing EMDR for over 10 years. I use the Internal Family Systems approach which is about the different facets of your personality, not your family of origin or the family you have built. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to identify your values so you have a relaxed sense direction in life and reduce anxiety by developing a more grounded perspective.

I believe in the healing power of homemade chicken soup, spending time with animals, and finding someone to help when you are stuck. When I can help someone live a more meaningful life, my life is more meaningful. I have been through my own share of challenges in life and although they aren't much fun, I have learned valuable lessons from them. Mostly, we learn ways of understanding ourselves and develop new perspectives about our feelings and thoughts. We grow through challenges and likely, we will find our way. Sometimes it's just nice to have a have a hand to hold in the dark.

I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenges you face.

I welcome your messages and generally check for them a few times per day Mon-Fri. I respond as quickly as I can. I appreciate your patience when it takes a bit longer at times, as I may be tending to other clients or professional/personal responsibilities.

Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Professional experience

21yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Military and Veterans Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA LCSW 20858

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kim Frey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I highly recommend Kim to people who want to face their trauma head on with EMDR. I’ve learned so much about myself and effective ways to work through things that hold me back. She is really excellent and I’m so glad to have found her on Better Help!

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Kim for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far, I am comfortable with Kim. She has made me feel validated and understood in the short time we have known in each other. I am looking forward to working together. :)

Written on Mar 27, 2024 after therapy with Kim for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management