Kimberley Sterling

LPC

About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I work with clients from many different backgrounds, and have experience counseling individuals from age 12 onward, as well as couples and families.

My specialty of focus is trauma counseling, but I also have an extensive history of helping with anxiety and depression, as well as relationship difficulties and adjusting to life’s challenges. My counseling style is one of compassion and caring. My desire is to facilitate your growth and healing, while at the same time providing a safe space for you to share your emotions.

The therapeutic techniques I utilize consistently include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. These types of therapy styles explore the meanings we attach to significant events in our lives as well as to help break the cycle of negative thought patterns that have developed over time, and to help develop much more realistic and healthy mindsets.

My purpose is not to walk ahead of you, telling you where to go, nor is it to walk behind you, picking up the pieces, but rather to walk beside you, giving you support on your healing journey and working collaboratively with you to find solutions that work for you!

You’ll find that I have a soft approach, and that I will wholeheartedly encourage you to find strength and power within yourself. I fully believe in fostering growth and change through helping you discover your own ability to heal.

This is your safe space for counseling and you are welcome to message me on this site. Please be aware that it is my obligation to respond to messages in no less than 24 hours, but I do make it a priority to check messages as often as possible, and will likely respond in less than that. You do have the option of working with me through messaging, and I can help by providing useful information and tools for you via the messaging platform. You are also welcome to have live session with me, however, if you feel that would be beneficial, and I do those on an appointment basis. All information you provide to me, whether by messaging or any of the live session options, is confidential.

Please be aware that I do check my messages several times per day, but if I am in session or away from my phone or laptop, I may not be able to respond right away. I will, however, respond to your message as quickly as I am able.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency and are unable to remain safe, please contact 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 66453


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kimberley Sterling. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amazing!

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kimberly is attentive, available and flexible. She has tremendous recall of all our discussions and is able to see patterns and similarities through a variety of issues that I overlook. She is an excellent listener and consistently provides a variety of coping and processing techniques to help me work through my areas of struggle. Most importantly, she has taken the time to know me and genuinely works to help me find solutions specific to the person I am. I very much appreciate all that she has contributed to my wellness and I am grateful to have her support, encouragement, and expertise in my corner. Thank you, Kimberly!

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 years and 11 months

Kim is such a wonderful therapist! I am truly so happy that I was matched with her. She is empathetic, kind, and patient even if I feel my issue is small - she is always encouraging and attentive. I really appreciate how much I've grown since working with her!

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Kimberley for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

She's a really great listener, and is very encouraging

Written on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Kim has been by my side for over 2 years now, helping my navigate through some of the most traumatic and triumphant time of my life. I am proud of the progress I’ve made with her and value her feedback, opinions, guidance and overall support. Although we’ve never met in person, she is one of the most important persons in my life

Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is awesome! She listens and knows how to get to the root cause!

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Kimberley for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She is so compassionate and truly an amazing counselor! She has helped me through so much!

Written on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Kimberley for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love Dr. Kim. She's helped me so much with a variety of things. Especially when I got thrown a lot of curveballs in a short amount of time. She helped me focus on immediate needs and we worked towards long term needs later. I cannot recommend her enough.

Written on Jul 01, 2020 after therapy with Kimberley for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kimberly is awesome!

Written on Jun 14, 2020 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Kim is really good at listening to person problems and tries to provide solution based on her experience by researching and advising. She is very good at understanding people and helps them to express their problems with ease.

Written on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Have been in a dark place for a while now ....and still struggling but I feel Kimberly has been very helpful I know I need more sessions. But after everyone I’ve had I have a new outlook and think much more clean I think I’m on that stage where I have to let my crazy anxiety give me the biggest panic attack so I can experience it and know this will not bring me down.

Written on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Kimberley for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Kim is amazing and has saved my life!

Written on Apr 30, 2020 after therapy with Kimberley for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Kim is my second counselor on BetterHelp.com & I’m so happy I found her! Would have been easy to give up after I wasn’t a huge fan of my first counselor but I am so glad I didn’t!! BetterHelp made it easy to switch and find the right person easily!
Kim has a comforting presence, even virtually, and with her help I’ve tackled a lot of tough personal issues. I’ve made so much progress and have no plans to stop anytime soon! I’m so happy to finally feel like I’m making real progress with Kim!

Written on Mar 02, 2020 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Wow, I can't stress enough how helpful it has been working with Kimberley, I'm so thankful this platform exists and that I got matched with her.
I also really like how there are multiple ways to talk to and get in touch with her through this app and that she is really communicative about her process and what I can expect from her in terms of support and response times, it takes a lot of the anxiety of talking about difficult subjects in general out of the equation knowing that I am working with someone who has good boundaries and is very kind and professional.

Written on Mar 02, 2020 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kimberly levels with me and treats me like a trusted mentor would; it doesn’t feel like a doctor-patient type relationship at all. She has been rooting for me, helping me get hold of my issues, and she’s FUNNY on top of all of that! I really appreciate how real she is. I’ve got nothing but amazing things to say about my fantastic experience with her!

Written on Dec 31, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 weeks

Compassionate. Caring. Challenges thinking patterns. Absolutely a great fit for me.

Written on Dec 04, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 6 months

Kimberley has really helped me to see things from a different point of view. It’s been extremely helpful.

Written on Dec 03, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been working with my therapist, Kimberley Smith, for close to a year dealing with major anxiety, depression, past & new trauma, chronic stress, family & personal issues, an autoimmune disorder that causes mental health flare ups and more.

Kim is extremely knowledgeable, patient, calm and she can empathize with me on a deep level. She is truly rare and understands all of these layers in a way that no one in my life does or has.

I talk to Kim about everything that I'm going through. I worry & get anxious a lot, but I feel comfortable/safe talking to Kim. I trust her!

Kim is a partner working with me through my mental health maze and the effects that has on my physical health. She cares about my well being like a true friend.

I've been to other therapists. They never understood me or listened like Kim does. I feel more secure about myself when I talk to her. My anxiety calms down, and I feel like I can see light.

I've made a lot of progress (still am) with Kim's compassionate support and guidance, through each step.

Kim is always there for me, and we work through whatever happens or has happened together.

Written on Oct 30, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

It is very helpful to have someone that you can trust and feel comfortable sharing life experiences and troubles with an unbiased way. Kimberly is a gem.

Written on Sep 08, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kimberly is a very professional and attentive therapist. I’ve only had one session with her and felt a great difference in my life. She is very non judgmental and meets you where you are at in your situation to help you find relief, without being pushy or too opinionated on your situation. I completely recommend her!

Written on Sep 04, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kim has helped me immensely over the past few months. I don’t know what I would do without her. She is kind and respectful and I know she truly cares about me and my health.

Written on Aug 25, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

I have really enjoyed working with Kim thus far. She has given me some excellent tools to manage and correct negative thought patterns in my daily life. I am so grateful for her patience, understanding, and just for her listening to me and helping me work through my thoughts.

Written on Aug 23, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Always a plethora of information and resources, someone who provides true care.

Written on May 24, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She is very nice!

Written on May 03, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Kim, was great to work with, very compassionate and knowledgeable. She sent several links that were spot on. Thanks!

Written on Apr 04, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Awesome!

Written on Mar 24, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and career difficulties

She is very empathetic.

Written on Mar 18, 2019 after therapy with Kimberley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Very personable and easy to talk to. Highly recommend her.

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