About Me

Mrs. Kim Puleo is a NJ licensed professional counselor (LPC) and NJ school counselor who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a wide range of social and emotional difficulties. Mrs. Puleo completed her BA at William Paterson University in psychology with a minor in sociology. She went to graduate school at Montclair State University where she obtained her MA in school counseling. She graduated as a Chi Sigma Iota National Counseling Honor Society member. Subsequently, she became a certified NJ school counselor, National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Mrs. Puleo has worked in several school districts in NJ as a district wide school counselor, anti-bullying specialist, and social worker on a Child Study team creating Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s). She has served on 504 committees, Intervention and Referral Services committee (I&RS), created behavior improvement plans (BIPs), social evaluations, and is familiar with standardized testing. She also has attended trainings on the NJ anti-bullying law, suicide prevention and risk assessment, cyber-bullying, crisis prevention and Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), relational aggression particularly among girls, mindfulness, among many other character building educational topics. She has supervised a school psychologist and a school social work intern. She has worked collaboratively as a team with Early Intervention, Perform Care-crisis assessment, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, food therapists, nutritionists, ABA trained behaviorists, among other related specialists and referring community resources. She can help with transition issues including college preparation and job coaching. In addition, she has multiple years of experience working for a psychiatrist specializing in addictions as well.
Her specialties include social skills groups, children with developmental disabilities, changing families/divorce, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, anger management, ADHD, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, academic difficulties, adoption issues, relationship issues, sibling issues, parenting issues, low self esteem, improving your confidence and self worth, addictions, increasing coping skills, behavioral disorders, among many other life stressors and difficulties.
Mrs. Puleo is a married, mother of two young school aged children. She approaches things as a solution focused therapist and uses a variety of cognitive behavioral strategies, play therapy, and art therapy.
Why schedule an appointment? Because…“Today I choose to be the best version of myself.”


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Grief , Self esteem , Depression , Coaching , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #37pc00432800 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kim Puleo. 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.

Written by M.O. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Kim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Kim has been exactly what I need to try and work through my anxiety and personal issues. She truly listens and is incredibly insightful. I wish I had started therapy a long time ago.

Written by T.A. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Kim for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

Kim has been very thoughtful in my sessions. She reassures me of some of my concerns and checks in regularly.

Written by S.A. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Kim for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Kim was great, if this service was more affordable for me I would’ve loved to stay and to continue with her.

Written by A.N. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Kim for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kim is a very understanding expert in her field, she has great suggestions and offers sound advice

Written by B.R. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Kim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Kim has been great to work with. She is easy to talk to and has offered great advice and support. She always takes the time to read my journals and sends me helpful tips and worksheets.

Written by J.E. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Kim for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd

Kim is wonderful and keep me feeling positive when I’m already leaning that way. We haven’t had enough sessions to say for sure if we are a right fit but I think she can be very useful.

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