Kimberly Herring

(LCSW)

About Me

Hi. I'm a Florida-based Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 12 years experience. I've worked with adolescents to older adults, victim's of crime to inmates, people with one diagnosis to those with co-occurring disorders, in the outpatient and inpatient setting, with individuals and groups. I spent several years as a rape crisis and trauma recovery therapist at a local Community Mental Health Center; so most of my experience has been in the non-profit arena.
I enjoy working with all different kinds of people and problems so my treatment approach reflects that. I use an eclectic variety of theories to help people. I enjoy challenging clients to challenge themselves, to learn and grow. I find cognitive behavioral therapy to broadly be the most effective approach but sometimes dialectical behavioral therapy or client-centered works best. Sometimes people have what they need to get things worked out and just might need a solid sounding broad; to offer support by just listening & normalizing what they're going through.
Whatever the need may be, my goal is to offer a supportive and safe space to address it. I start by meeting the client where they are and continue by working collaboratively with them to achieve their goals. I strive to empower them, by building on the strengths they already have and providing the skills and tools they may be missing. I enjoy helping people be their whole and authentic self.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH18712 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jun 12, 2021 after counseling with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Kimberly tells it like it is. Something I really respect in a counselor. She helps me through completed situations with an honesty that can bought. I just really appreciate her:

Written by S.T. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great listener and advisor

Written by J.A. on May 06, 2021 after counseling with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kimberly is one of the best people ever met, she's listens, she's understanding, but most importantly she listens and she does not judge. Now does that mean that she's a pushover, she will hold you accountable to certain things that you say and reassure you or reframe things in a correct manner.

But I like her because I can tell that she's genuine and what she's saying, she may sugarcoat it but it's still the truth and that's why I respect the most.

Written by A.L. on Apr 29, 2021 after counseling with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I started talking to a Kimberly at one of the most precarious times in my life. I cannot recommend her strongly enough to those who are working through traumatic events in their lives. Additionally she makes herself available via chat on a very reasonable schedule. I wish I could continue seeing her when I move out of state.