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 about 8 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 Addictions, Relationship, Family, Grief, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 8

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Sep 21, 2017 after counseling with Kimberley for 2 weeks 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.