Kimberly Bailey

(MA, LCMHC, LCAS)
Therapist Kimberly Bailey Photo

About Me

Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. If you don't have a good relationship with your counselor, you won't make the progress you are hoping to achieve. I practice Peron Centered Therapy and I believe that the most important aspect of counseling is the therapeutic relationship between you and your counselor. That’s the jumping off point for making positive changes in your life for a happier and healthy future.
I have a MA in counseling from Appalachian State University and am currently fully licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCHMC). I also hold a license as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). I have over thirty (30) years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy using Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), rational perspective, Solution Focused therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. I also use trauma Informed treatment for PTSD and severe anxiety. I work with adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, relationship issues and other life challenging issues. I am passionate about working with people and knew in the in junior High School that my calling was to help others.
My agenda in therapy is to assist you in developing goals that will help you achieve the happiness and self esteem to improve your life. I believe in helping you increase your life coping skills that you can use in any challenging situation. If thing you would like to work with me, just reach out. We will have dynamic, exciting, and sometimes challenging road. I am committed to helping you!



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #2622 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.V. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kim is a fantastic individual. We connected instantly and she has been very helpful through my first journey through therapy! She is very knowledgeable, helpful and responsive.

Written by C.A. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kimberly has been so nice to work with. she is a great listener and gave great insight throughout our time together, and helped me through a lot of hard situations.

Written by K.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Kimberly and I made a connection on the 1st session and it’s been a blessing ever since. I am on a complicated journey and she has become a guide for me.

Written by K.A. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My Counselor is spot on for me. She offers various tools for me to use daily. I like the homework. We always set weekly goals. She challenges me. What I especially like is that she remembers me and my details not like she's looking at her notes from the previous week and has to refresh her memory she genuinely gets to know you.

Written by D.E. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kimberly is very attentive to your specific needs. Her sessions are catered to help you in the areas you struggle with.

Written by C.H. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

I’ve been working with Kimberly for a few months now and she has been super helpful. Together we have come up with tactics that will help me change my behaviors to be the best version of myself that I can be. We have been working on my self confidence and things I can do in my life to help boost that. She has helped me take a hold of my addictions and I’m continuing to make progress. Kim listens well and gives good feedback she makes me feel like I’m not alone and that nothing is impossible to overcome when I put my mind to it. I will continue to see Kimberly once a month but with her help I’ve already been able to reduce my therapy which is helping me save money too!

Written by J.O. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Kimberly is amazing! She's helped me leaps and bounds the last few months. I can't say enough positive about her! But I'm kind of bummed with Better Help in general. I met with a couple therapists before Kimberly and they didn't seem to be well vetted (very unprofessional). Also, the technology is often spotty.

Written by L.I. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Working with Kim has been a breath of fresh air!

Written by K.A. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

This is my second time working with Kim and I am excited to get started again

Written by C.H. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Kim is very easy to talk with and she asks good questions, provides insights and shares her personal relatable experiences.

Written by F.R. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Kim has been the best therapist for me and my needs by far. Her experience, attentiveness and care have made a real impact. I look forward to our sessions every week

Written by C.H. on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Kimberly was my third attempt for a counselor and i couldn’t be more happy. She is so understanding and provides me with techniques to improve my mental health when I’m going on with my every day life. I look forward to our sessions. She’s the best .

Written by S.T. on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kim is an amazing therapist who has helped me through many hard times. She is always there with advice and many options to help me with whatever I may be dealing with. She is easy to talk to and I feel very confident when we speak that she will be able to help with anything

Written by C.H. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kimberly was great at listening and coming up with easy strategies that could be used in the moment when I had anxiety. She was easy to talk to and I enjoyed my time working with her.

Written by C.H. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

We clicked right away, & she seemed to get me from the beginning. Love her way of thinking & now incorporate things she’s taught me.

Written by L.I. on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kimberly was fantastic! Only reason I am leaving her is because I am moving to another state. She listens, is empathetic, and gives wonderful homework and advice!

Written by K.A. on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

very good experience for a first time going through counseling. Kimberly is very easy to talk to and seems to have a great expertise and understanding of what I'm going through I feel like through our sessions I will be able to talk and open up easily with her. Would definitely recommend!

Written by J.A. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kimberly has been a great counselor for my situation. Very nice and concerned about my issues

Written by H.I. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

I knew I needed help with my anxiety and panic attacks and I signed up for Better Help after hearing a few ads. I was matched with Kim and she has been such a gift. She’s an excellent listener and has guided me through retraining my brain for new thought processes. Her experience and expertise and PATIENCE are evident in every conversation. I can honestly say that I am not the same person I was when we first started meeting, I’m a happier, less anxious, and more fulfilled version of myself and I have these tools for myself and for my family.

Written by J.O. on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

I clicked with Kim almost immediately- her listening skills are impressive - glad she has years of experience in her history & thankful for her caring yet practical approach - her validation of my emotions is comforting & her laughter is infectious.

Written by R.A. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Kim is simply amazing, understanding, comforting, helpful and full of amazing solutions. She has and continues to change my life everyday. Thank you for being always there for me!

Written by B.E. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

I was new to therapy and honestly had no idea what to expect. Talking to Kimberly on the first day was like talking to an old friend. Kimberly is always engaged and attentive to what I want or need to talk about each week. She's also very good at being observant when my week has me way stressed out and is ready to remind me that my self-care matters! Kimberly's guidance has allowed me to strengthen relationships in my life while supporting my own health and well-being. She's always great for a chuckle, as well, so even on days when counseling seems like "just another thing to do" I end up in a better mood. I'd recommend Kimberly to those looking for a counselor who can make them comfortable and welcome.

Written by M.O. on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks

I'm still a work in progress but Kimberly has provided a lot of moral support and advice to help me through it

Written by A.P. on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kimberly is a phenomenal therapist who will equip you with all the necessary tools you need to navigate your specific situation. She listens deeply and tailors each session to meet current struggles and to empower you to overcome them. She is empathetic and profoundly knowledgeable about various aspects of mental health and interpersonal communication. I left each session with instruction on how to implement new ways of coping with stress, anxiety and toxicity in my life one baby step at a time. When followed through with, these tools supported a total transformation in my life and aided in coping with reoccurring stressors. I encourage you to reach out to Kimberly to guide you in your own journey to peace—I guarantee you will find it with her help.

Written by M.O. on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Working with Kimberly Bailey has given me a more enlightening perspective on my issues that I face. She's attentive and understanding of my concerns and helps me to better understand and control my problems.

Written by M.I. on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks

She listened and heard what I was saying. She offered advice that was hard to do but I did it and it made all the difference in the world. I went from feeling taken advantage of and miserable to being in charge of who I will allow in my life. I'm actually happy now. That advice changed my world..