Kimberly Bates

(M.A., LPC)
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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: 2023-08-31)


Written by A.I. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kimberly has helped me see my own areas of growth and how to establish good boundaries with some toxic people in my life. She's helped me see what I still need to work on to become a more mature and happy human. The sessions have been extremely helpful!

Written by P.A. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Kimberly is so wonderful. She is patient and supportive and has really given me the confidence to ask myself how I really feel about issues that come up in my life. She’s been a huge asset on my healing journey.

Written by A.L. on May 04, 2021 after therapy 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 !