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I am a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois and have been working with individuals and families in therapy for over 5 years. I earned my Master of Social Work degree through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a focus in mental health. I believe that therapy is such a beneficial service that gives individuals the opportunity to feel a genuine, authentic connection with another human. An opportunity to be heard and validated in their experiences, which is a necessary part of healing.
I have provided counseling services to individuals struggling with general life stress, relationship difficulties, stage of life issues, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem/self-identity challenges. No individual’s journey is exactly the same as someone else’s. We may go through similar experiences, but we all take different paths to get there. In my work, I support you in recognizing experiences that contributed to where you are now, and help you explore where your path goes next.
My counseling style is focused on you and your goals. My role in therapy is to support you in exploring the things you need in order to get to the place you’d like to be in your life. I have thorough training and experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, both in individual and group treatment settings. I find these DBT skills incredibly useful and find that I use them in my own life daily to increase my satisfaction with life. Mindfulness is a big part of my work, helping individuals to become more aware of their emotions and experiences, both inside and out. It’s the first step in recognizing and creating change in our lives. In my therapy practice, I am also knowledgeable in and utilize client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and task-centered approaches. I work with you early in treatment to identify goals you’d like to work towards in the short and long term and we will develop an individualized plan for you to meet those.
You’ve already taken the first step in reaching out for support just by exploring providers! It takes strength to start this journey and I’m here to support you in your next step and empower you along the way. Together, we can work towards helping you feel more satisfied with your life overall.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
LCSW #149018265 (Expires: 2019-11-30)
Kimberleigh has helped me tremendously, she listens to my issues and gives me many resources and ways for tackling the problems. She is always kind and very understanding and works with me at my pace. I honestly don't know where I would be without her.
Kimberleigh gives thoughtful response that often make me reflect on areas where I need to do the “inner work.” I feel no judgement and I feel she genuinely understands my feelings.
Kimberleigh responds in a timely manner, I can usually figure out what day she sends a response back. She's very understanding, supportive, and kind. I feel like I can open up to her about my issues.