I am a LPC and BC-TMH. I graduated from William Carey College with a Bachelors of General Studies in Business Administration and Psychology; and I received my MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Jackson State University. I have over 16 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience working as an adult clinician, in outpatient community mental health. I focus on working with adults and families often with emotional and mental health problems, by providing mental health counseling. I have experience working with a variety of issues such as suicidal ideations, homicidal ideations, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, self-esteem, anxiety, coping skills, and trauma. I also have experience working in a residential treatment facility with youths and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems. I enjoy helping others establish goals, meeting those goals, and developing coping skills to help them manage everyday life situations and issues. I have worked with all ages, providing individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. My approach to counseling is a cognitive-behavioral perspective; meaning my goal is to help clients change patterns of thinking and behavior by recognizing and changing negative thoughts, learning to manage negative emotions, and controlling unhealthy impulses. Other interventions and treatment approaches that I utilize are DBT and Trauma-Focused therapy.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MS LPC 2756
I am very happy with Kimala. I tried a couple therapist before I found her. She has been such a positive influence in my life and I have only had 2 sessions with her. She is very busy but still makes time to respond to my messages, which is greatly appreciated. She is very gentle but also tells me the things I need to hear. So far very positive experience and would recommend 10/10
Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Kimala for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
she listens to me and everything i say and explain to her what wanna do, she completely understands and gets it…she has heard so many things and not once has she pitied or showed empathy for me but supported me, showed me and guided me to not even worry or do what i gotta do that will benefit me and make sure i’m in the good and having a blessed life. to me she is like that very supportive mother who doesn’t agree or tells me to do this or that when she doesn’t agree with it because she listens to my explanations and from my point of view! I love Kimala!
Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Kimala for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Talking to Kimala is like receiving a warm embrace. She keeps it real but in a tender way. I’m so glad I have her as my person.
Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Kimala for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kind, with a strong grip on common sense.
Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Kimala for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Kimala is great and very personable. She makes me feel very comfortable and offers practical advise that I can easily implement
Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Kimala for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Kim has been the support and assurance I needed most of my life. She's helped me realize it's okay to seek help and that not everything I'm going through is my fault. She broadened my view on how to view certain situations and kept me accountable for the changes I wanted to make in my life. Also She's kinda hilarious.
Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Kimala for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd