Kimberley Smith-Maxwell

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Sometimes you need help and can't manage all by yourself. Sometimes you need objective, compassionate, and professional advice that will help you gain insight and courage to make changes in your life so that can live a full and rewarding life. Sometimes you need to be reminded that you are a wonderful unique person with gifts and talents yet to be realized.

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with a deep desire to help individuals overcome their mental and emotional problems using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach . Your thoughts are the drivers of who you are and what you can become and do. Negative thoughts can sabotage your life in many areas - your well being, your relationships, your career, your past, your present and your future. I would find it a pleasure to help you capture those negative thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns that keep you from your best using cognitive behavioral strategies that have been scientifically proven to be successful.

I also like to help my clients understand from a scientific perspective just what is going on in their brain-feelings-body in simple terms so that as they learn/practice coping skills that help them to make sense of the reasons they got stuck in the first place - and gain insight into learning/growing from their past pain.

I have been working in the mental health field for over 9 years. I graduated from The University of Houston-Victoria with a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have gained my mental health experience at the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Psychological Division, Texana Center and Baylor College of Medicine.

I firmly believe that no matter who you are - what your age - it is never too late to go for your dreams. You are Unique! You have Purpose! Let me help you to uncover the wonderful parts of you that have been covered by the misfortunes that inevitably occur in life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #66573 (Expires: 2019-04-30)


Reviews

Written by W.E. on Mar 18, 2019 after counseling with Kimberley for 5 months on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, and self esteem

Kimberley Smith-Maxwell is caring and understanding. She easily explains how emotions and behaviors are related together and has helped put me on the path to better eating habits. She interacts not just during session, but if I send a message or finish a worksheet she's there to cheer me on or help me through navigate. I'm very impressed with the format of Betterhelp and so thankful for this platform for counseling.

Written by D.U. on Mar 14, 2019 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 months on issues concerning depression

Kimberly is a fantastic counselor. I look forward to our sessions despite my depression, which generally causes me to never look forward to anything. I highly recommend working with her.

Written by E.R. on Feb 12, 2019 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shes wonderful!

Written by S.A. on Feb 03, 2019 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kim is very kind and compassionate. She is also down to earth. She let's me pour my cares out and listens patiently, then she gently gives me important things to think about. I look forward to our sessions and always feel refreshed after we speak.

Written by C.O. on Jan 25, 2019 after counseling with Kimberley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kim has helped me in so many ways! She's been there to listen and lend an ear. She is an amazing counselor and anyone who is able to get her is very fortunate!

Written by B.R. on Dec 11, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

She is fantastic. She really listens and helps me understand my issues from a more positive perspective and it really has helped me become a more positive person.

Written by B.E. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kim responded to my request once I was registered. I had not sought out counseling before so she made me feel at ease. Once we communicated she understood my needs. I appreciated her input and suggestions.

Written by T.H. on Nov 10, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kim is doing a great job in helping me to learn how to cope with my chronic illnesses and the problems that come with them. She's very easy to talk to and also is a good listener. I'm looking forward to working with Kim for quite some time.

Written by J.O. on Oct 12, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

I really like Kim. She’s understanding and is helping me a lot help and come with myself and what I’m going through. A very wonderful person.

Written by G.A. on Sep 11, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and bipolar

I like having Mrs Maxwell as my counselor because I don't feel judged for being in the place that I was when I do first started counseling through better help. I told her I've seen unusual things before and that I've been through some visually and mentally challenging events that I usually don't feel comfortable talking about with anybody else as it would make me feel that I would be a freak or an outcast for being mentally ill the way that I had been before, and even then when I talk about what I've experienced, I feel listened to, I feel considered, and I feel comfortable to mention that I feel I'm actually getting better. Talking about what's going on with me through BetterHelp helps me build a sense of understanding through, according to Maxwell, scientific approaches to understanding what really goes on in my mind.

Written by A.N. on Sep 02, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, grief, sleeping, parenting, and anger

Kim is my voice of reason. She knows what I'm trying to get across and knows exactly what to say. She nurtures without being a coddler. I am already a better person by working with her.

Written by L.A. on Aug 18, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

She was a wonderful counselor and really gave me insight to what I am going through. She always responded in a timely manner and addressed any questions or concerns I had. She really understood my situation and gave me methods to cope with everything I am going through. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by R.O. on Jul 23, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, self esteem, and anger

Very understanding and helpful.

Written by D.E. on Jul 22, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Kim came to my aid at a low point in my life when my dad was ill and slipping into dementia that included saying some hurtful things to me. I was able to talk through, via texting at my request, the story and have found it relieved the anxiety I was experiencing. I found a compromise with him that allows me to visit with him when my sister is there - she calls me on FaceTime and I get a chance to visit with him. But I've removed myself from trying to listen to him when he slips into dementia and i try to make sense of what he is saying only to realize that he isn't thinking clearly. I feel like I have peace again thanks to the Lord using Kim in my life. I highly recommend her if you are struggling with an issue. She is compassionate and thoughtful.

Written by A.N. on Jul 18, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 weeks

In the short time I have been in contact with her, I have found her to have a quick response time, to have a good feel for my situation and primary concerns, and to be truthful in her assessment of the issues we have discussed. I plan to continue my time with her as it has helped me in a very short period to start turning things around in my life.

Written by V.I. on Jul 05, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger

Kimberly is very attentive, responsive, and resourceful. I feel like my issues are definitely taken care of with her help.

Written by K.O. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Working with Kimberley these past couple of months has been amazing. I've learned things about my own thoughts, emotions and feelings that I didn't even know about myself because nobody has ever thought to ask me the questions that she did. She's taught me and helped me to understand my thoughts and emotions, accept them, rewire them, combat them when I need to. She's helped me to be able to live my life and feel my emotions, all of them, in a healthy way, instead of resorting to being numb and not allowing myself to feel anything at all like I've done in the past.

Written by S.U. on Apr 29, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

Miss Kim is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am slowly learning and healing a lot because of her. I am blessed to have her in my life.

Written by L.E. on Apr 18, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, and self esteem

Kimberly has helped me so very much. She is quick to respond and always listens to my concerns and has suggestions to address them.

Written by D.E. on Feb 08, 2018 after counseling with Kimberley for 4 months

Kimberly Smith-Maxwell is awesome. She listens well and replies quickly. I think she understands what I am going thru and asks questions often. This therapist sends worksheets so I can educate myself more.

Written by P.A. on Sep 21, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

She is great! Helping me with all my little problems :-) Highly recommended.

Written by K.I. on Sep 09, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression

Kimberley was a great help. I needed someone to listen and she was an active and caring listener.

Written by M.I. on Aug 26, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, eating, self esteem, and career

I like Kim. She responds in a timely manner and she offers worksheets and other media to help me work through my issues. I'm afraid she has a big job ahead of her if she is going to try to get me squared up! I've used BetterHelp before and the counselor was not a good fit. This time, with Kim, I think I'll give it a longer try.

Written by N.A. on Aug 15, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Kimberley is really really kind and knows how to respond to me as a client even when anxiety and stress levels are very high and I feel like I can't cope. I love her professionalism and dedication to providing helpful tips to manage these things.

Written by S.T. on Aug 03, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and sleeping

Kimberly was a very sweet counselor. She listened very intently and offered some very helpful advice. If she was local, I would absolutely hire her.

Written by J.E. on Jul 07, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and bipolar

Kimberley is very awesome.

Written by L.E. on May 25, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Kimberley has been amazing in speaking with me. I have found it very calming to find someone to speak to that is so understanding and calm. All of the information she has provided me with has been very helpful, and I am happy to know I can send her a message when I need to.

Written by E.M on May 17, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Very Helpful! Asks great questions to keep the conversation going. I feel as though she truly cares and listens.

Written by D.A on Apr 21, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, parenting, and self esteem

Excellent counseler who provided a way for me to express and search my feelings and issues. She provided honest and non-biased feedback that was very helpful. If I need help again, I will request her counseling.

Written by H.I. on Apr 19, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Very good counselor. She is helping me on my anxiety, and I'm getting through it. I totally recommend her.

Written by J.O. on Apr 17, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

I think she's really great. Kimberly not only listened to me but she changed her approach to me after I felt like I was blowing her off. She kept me coming back, and after wanting to quit BetterHelp I think she gave me some hope to hold onto.

Written by J.E. on Apr 11, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Very attentive. Is very helpful

Written by A.N on Mar 31, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kimberley is a very kind counselor. She penetrates the essence of the problem, I recommend her!

Written by T.E on Feb 08, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She has been a great, attentive and kind counselor. I am very happy with her.

Written by S.I on Feb 06, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Kimberly is a wonderful lady, she gives lengthly replies and really listens and takes everything in. She's very understanding and put me at ease when I felt anxious. I'd recommend Kimberly to help you along the way with your journey.

Written by A.S on Dec 15, 2016 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, eating, and bipolar

Kimberley was a great counselor. I truly enjoyed my sessions with her.

Written by C.H on Jun 24, 2016 after counseling with Kimberley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

After searching for counselors familiar with bipolar disorder, divorce, anxiety and depression, I was assigned Kimberley. I couldn't ask for a better counselor. We hit it off the bat immediately. She has helped increase my self esteem and work on my insecurities.

After a few questions, she immediately saw my needs and wants and has already helped me to quickly change some bad habits.

I'm already calmer, less anxious and more able to move on from a divorce thanks to Kimberley Smith Maxwell. I'd highly recommend her.

Written by C.A on May 05, 2016 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career, and depression

Kim is a compassionate listener with excellent skills for identifying core issues and helping one explore them. She makes me feel comfortable to share even my most painful troubles.

Written by L.I on May 02, 2016 after counseling with Kimberley for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, bipolar, and depression

Kimberley is the best person I have had the privilege and opportunity to work with me. Her response are sincere and she listens well and reads all of my very long emails. Bless her heart I appreciate her sincere replies, heart and good advice to help me sort my feeling and the emotions I struggle to understand and get through. I am so thankful God sent her to me. I highly recommend BetterHelp and Kimberly Smith Maxwell.

Written by M.A on Feb 16, 2016 after counseling with Kimberley for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career, and depression

Kim is an amazing counselor and truly cares about what you're going through. She helped me get out of a rut and she made counseling so personal and enjoyable while offering so much wisdom! I'm thankful to have found such an inspirational counselor on BetterHelp!

Written by J.A on Jan 06, 2016 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, bipolar, and depression

I have really enjoyed my sessions with Kimberley Smith-Maxwell. She is very caring, kind and encouraging. She has given me several tools already that I know I will use for a lifetime. I plan to continue our sessions, she is wonderful.

Written by S.A on Nov 17, 2015 after counseling with Kimberley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, career, and depression

I have enjoyed talking with Kim and have felt both comforted and challenged by her replies.

Written by N.Y on Oct 20, 2015 after counseling with Kimberley for 1 month

Amazing. Really set me at ease and made be hope again.