Kimberly Bates

(M.A., LPC)

About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona with 8 years of experience in providing counseling and direct mental health to my clients. The majority of my career has been spent with with adults with a multitude of presenting issues such as developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, PTSD, self-esteem and self-identity issues trauma substance abuse and other process addictions. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at The University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS. I attained my Master's degree at Doane University, in Lincoln, NE. I have worked extensively with that have experienced trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and substance abuse. My experience is varied and across many different settings, as I have provided group therapy, and individual therapy in residential treatment programs, and community mental-health agencies. I believe that connections that we make are critical for positive change and I am currently working with an agency that focuses on the need to find connections that are healthy and supportive of recovery/improvement in all areas of life. My main focus in therapy is to meet my client where they are at with acceptance and non-judgement and to use an approach that will work best for us as we work toward meeting your therapy goals. With my experience, I feel I am equipped to help adults heal themselves and their relationships and work through the struggles they face. I am here to support you through your journey.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #18330 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by A.L. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is amazing and I cannot wait to continue with her !