Kimberly Pretty

LCMHC

About Me

Thank you for considering me in your journey. I am a firm believer that you are the ultimate expert in your life and that my role as a therapist is to provide you support and guidance to elicit the change you are seeking. My name is Kimberly Pretty and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in the state of North Carolina. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, anger, low self esteem, addiction, parent-child relationships, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief/loss, and stress management. Life experiences can sometimes cloud our view and we need someone who is objective, and can meet us where we are, and I do my best to offer that voice . I always bring authenticity and honesty to sessions, infused with a bit of humor when appropriate. I utilize CBT, cognitive processing therapy, DBT, and mindfulness-based approaches in dealing with most issues.

My motto is simply this, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Mother Teresa


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #12100 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kimberly Pretty. 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 by A.M. on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 year on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Insightful and supportive, Kimberly Pretty asks just the right questions at the right time to help me make constructive progress. Her grounded perspective, kind spirit, and keenly focused challenges are essential guidance to cover the ground I want to and also discover the ground I need to cover for lasting change, too.

Written by C.A. on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Ms. Pretty is kind and listens well. She always asks for my input and doesn’t just tell me things to do.

Written by A.M. on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very friendly & professional

Written by L.O. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I absolutely Love Kimberly! I have connected with her, and feel that she is such an asset in my life! She has done wonders for my anxiety and stress! So glad I have her for a therapist!

Written by L.A. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Her calm, open, kind, and responsive communication style has really helped me feel comfortable and safe. As someone with multiple complex issues - and who is new to therapy - I am very grateful to have been paired with her. She has really been able to help me see myself more clearly and identify some techniques that I can use to find balance in my day to day life.

Written by H.I. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She always there and listens to me as well. Great person.

Written by M.I. on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning addictions

Kimberly is very attentive to what I am saying and comes to our session prepared with thoughts and tools for what we are discussing.

Written by D.O. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kimberly Pretty is very understanding & has a very calming voice. It’s like talking to a friend.

Written by M.E. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Kimberly is absolutely everything I was looking for! She is incredibly kind, understanding and makes you feel your worth. Thank you for everything Kimberly

Written by A.S. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and anger management

No one has ever been able to "figure me out" like Kimberly. Grateful that God led me to her. She's very patient with me.

Written by S.Y. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kimberly gives me new perspectives every time we talk. She is so kind and understanding and makes me feel heard. Kimberly helps you build skills that you need when you are struggling. I appreciate all that she has done in my healing journey! Thank you for sharing your gift Kimberly!

Written by T.A. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love Kimberly I can’t stop singing her praises, she is extremely comfortable to talk to and listens with intent, and zero judgement

Written by P.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

My sessions are helpful and there is progress towards feeling better.

Written by A.N. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

An amazing therapist!

Written by W.I. on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I worked with Kimberly for several months; she is genuine and friendly, making sure to check in with me even when I could not immediately schedule a next regular session. She helped me explore and understand myself so I could help myself more effectively, and for that I’m thankful!

Written by J.E. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Just two sessions in. Of anyone tries to analyze their therapy that early they don’t understand the process.

Written by J.E. on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Kimberly has been great so far to work with. She is knowledgeable and professional and I have confidence in her

Work with me!