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Kimberly Bates, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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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.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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, Internal Family Systems

License information

AZ LPC 18330


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kimberly Bates. 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 Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kimberly has made my first therapy experience very insightful and easy! I am very happy to have been connected with such an intelligent and helpful resource like Kimberly!

Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In a little over a year Kim has helped me so much. My world had been shattered and stayed that way for a while. Then I found BetterHelp and Kim Bates. She truly listens to what you have to say and is absolutely wonderful in her work and knows her stuff. I love the affirmations she sends. Sometimes they come when I needed them the most. If you’re in a fragile place, Kim will help you through it and on to the other side of it. I can’t recommend her enough. She’s honestly the best therapist I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot of therapists.

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Attentive and prompt in responses! Flexible when I've had to change appointments, or available to respond vía chat .

Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She was extremely receptive and a great listener. Helped me manage my way through the stress of what I was/am going through.

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am grateful for the way Kimberly has helped me identify my areas of growth and how to set proper and healthy boundaries.

Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue