My name is Kimberly Ennis and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 13 years. As a Social Worker and Veteran of the United States Army, I bring a range of experiences working in a variety of settings, with people of all different backgrounds. As a result, I believe that addressing culture and environment is essential to the therapeutic process. I am committed to proving a compassionate, culturally sensitive and inclusive space for my clients.
I am licensed in the State of North Carolina. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. I work from a client-focused and strengths-based approach, utilizing a range of evidenced-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic and dialectical behavioral therapy.
My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression and grief, however I have a special interest in working with individuals who struggle with PTSD. I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey, built on trust and vulnerability
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C006251
My therapist mrs Ennis is very knowledgeable respectful and attentive. She also is patient and asks good thought provoking questions. I found out that I had other things to work on that I didn't even realize was affecting me. This experience has helped me sleep better and improve my behavior in a positive way.
Written on Apr 09, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
Kimberly has been wonderful. She has been great at helping me work through my adverse childood experiences. She does a great job helping me stay focused on what I need to become victorious in my life! Thank you to Kimberly for being good at your job and to BetterHelp for contracting with her!
Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching