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Kim Ray, LCSW-C, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Welcome…..I look forward to getting to know you better. Seeking help is a sign of courage and you are making a conscious decision to enhance the quality of your life. I know that searching for a therapist can be difficult. I would like to share some details about myself that will assist you in your decision.

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been practicing clinical social work for over 20 years. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Post Graduate Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. My areas of expertise is trauma, depression, anxiety, self -esteem issues, grief and loss, and parenting concerns. I also have expertise along with a deep passion in working and supporting survivors of human sex trafficking.

I have a strong passion for helping others to become empowered and take control of their lives. I have experience working with adults, couples, children and adolescents. In working with you, I may utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches to include solution focused therapy, person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and psycho-dynamic.

You can expect me to create a space that is safe and non-judgmental, yet honest and genuine. I will work with you through any tough times and difficulties you may be facing and help you to find peace, learn more about yourself and how you interact in the world. I am flexible and we can meet in whichever manner you choose and are most comfortable with. I am available via video session, phone and text. I am mostly available in the evening and weekends, but can be available as needed throughout the day.

When I'm not helping others, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, dancing and being a karate mom. I have experienced some of the life challenges faced by my clients and I am able to successfully combine my personal experience and professional knowledge to provide a safe, thoughtful and interactive approach to treating clients. I have been described by others as a competent, caring, and compassionate clinician who has a passion to make a significant difference in the lives of others.

Whatever your concerns, you are not alone. Don’t wait for things to get better. Choose me today. I know how hard it can be to find a therapist who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MD LCSW-C 13197

DC LICSW LC50078268

Reviews

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Kim is a fantastic counselor/therapist. She is open, supportive, and actually remembers more of what I share than I do! She is wonderful about structuring our time to make sure we have set goals and things to improve upon rather than me endlessly venting and feeling helpless. She has been my favorite person to work with regardless of online or in-person and I would definitely recommend her. I feel grateful to be working with her.

Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Kim for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kim is great and extremely professional, yet personable! She responds in a timely manner and has the expertise to provide you with the tools you need to tackle issues that arise in life.

Written on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Kim for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kim Ray is the best!

Written on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Kim for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

Great! She is gem who truly listens. She works to understand your needs. I would recommend her to everyone!

Written on Jul 02, 2020 after therapy with Kim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Kim is a great counselor! She has a positive outlook and great sense of humor that helps change my outlook on what’s going on. The first session she recommended really helpful anxiety reducing activities that I’ve been able to use in my everyday life and actually feel a difference. She’s empathetic and kind. I’m really enjoying her as my therapist.

Written on May 28, 2020 after therapy with Kim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue