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
Additional areas of focus: 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, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 12100
Kim was incredibly helpful and a great resource for advice and guidance. Anyone would be lucky to interact with her going forward!
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kimberly has been an important key for me to unlock potential and release baggage. She listens closely and asks such insightful questions. Her support, encouragement, guidance, reminders, and homework have all served meaningfully. Highly recommend.
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes
Kimberly is a great match for me and I am fortunate to meet with her weekly
Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ms. Pretty is kind and listens well. She always asks for my input and doesn’t just tell me things to do.
Written 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
Very friendly & professional
Written 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
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 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