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Kimberly Peltola, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, families and groups. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and trauma. I believe in a holistic approach that supports a person in their physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. It is always my goal to be present with clients and without judgment in order to provide a safe space for healing. I also offer clients a psychological approach to healthy living utilizing cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and introducing clients to the importance of mindfulness and meditation.

It’s a truism in social work that you don’t change people’s behavior by telling them what to do; you change behavior by building relationships. I believe this is the foundation for therapeutic work and something that I thrive on doing while still maintaining the proper professional and ethical boundaries.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CT LCSW 011335


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kimberly Peltola. 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.

I was in crisis in the beginning of this year. I was being turned away from every doctor and no therapist seemed to care about me, only if I had the right insurance. Someone recommended I check out this platform and with 4 hours I was matched with Kim. She immediately messaged me and MADE time in her schedule to fit me in ASAP so I could get the support I needed. Whenever I message her and ask her for advice or just need someone to be happy with me for the small victories, she is a.l.w.a.y.s. there.

Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kimberly is a very patient and understanding therapist. Through my wildly shifting moods and thoughts she is able to ground me and help me to find perspective and understanding of how I am feeling.

Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

She is excellent

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching