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Kim Padula, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Bipolar disorder Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I have been licensed and practicing since 1995. I studied psychology as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University. I got my masters in Clinical Social Work with the intention of becoming a therapist. I have a strength based perspective and believe it is important to recognize strengths as well as vulnerabilities. We are all imperfect and we are all survivors. I think the benefits of therapy are perspective, accountability, support and growth. Hopefully, therapy goes beyond insight and self awareness to include a sense of choice in how we respond to the challenges of life. My techniques are grounded in well established and proven approaches and the process is very much a team effort. At the outset we'll review your history focusing on the experiences and relationships that have affected you. We'll identify your objectives and map out a plan and focus for our work which we'll review and maybe revise periodically. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Professional experience

26yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Bipolar disorder Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

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License information

TN LCSW 3352