Kimberly Pretty

(LCMHC, LCAS)
Therapist Kimberly Pretty Photo

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

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 A.M. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Talented, insightful, responsive, authentic - Kimberly is a wonderful counselor.

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