About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction counselor in South Carolina with over 21 years of experience working as a mental health counselor and 15 years working as an addiction counselor. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Master's degree in Counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and stress due to life changes. I have provided therapy with children and adults in many different settings including elementary, middle, and high school, inpatient hospital, outpatient mental health clinic, home-based treatment, crisis intervention unit, and addiction treatment offices.

You will be treated with respect, genuineness, warmth, and compassion in a safe and supportive environment. Therapies and techniques used are based on your individual circumstances and personality. I use theory and techniques from Client-Centered, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Psycho-education, and Brief Solution-Focused therapies. Different therapies and techniques may be combined for the most effective treatment results. My primary focus is to assist you in gaining self-awareness and identifying new sources of hope & strength, which are crucial parts of your journey and the foundation for a new beginning.

If you are ready to begin your new journey, I am here to walk with you and help you find your authentic self and reach the goal of living your most fulfilling life.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Anger management , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Mood Disorders

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6916 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kimberly Bales. 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 by J.U. on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been seeing Kimberly for a little over a month now and she has helped me so much already. She’s very attentive and kindhearted and makes you feel heard. I cannot thank her enough for helping me through this rough time in my life!

Written by J.T. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s amazing. I’m so glad I still was connected to her once I got back into sessions.

Written by A.M. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kimberly is such a sweet, kindhearted individual that really knows how to listen well, and tailor the session to your needs. She is helping me so much in getting my life back on track. So thankful for her. Highly recommended!!

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