Kimberly Stratton

LMSW

About Me

I am a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University in 2004, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology in 1999 from Grand Valley State University. I have a passion for working with adolescents, adults, elderly, and couples, with a specialty focus on depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, self-injury, grief/loss, women’s issues, and life transitions.

My goal is to provide you a safe, compassionate space for you to share your life, for optimal growth and healing. My counseling style is person centered, tailored to the individual goals and needs of my clients utilizing cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, behavioral, and solutions based therapies.

Having worked in the mental health field for 16 years, my experience has allowed me to assist many people and their families with varying backgrounds dealing with challenges such as; chronic mental illness, severe depression, anxiety, terminal illness, self-harming behaviors, and crisis intervention.

Are you ready to experience joy and hope again? I would like to come alongside you in finding the root causes of distress in your life to overcome unhealthy behavioral, and/or thought patterns allowing you to break free from simply surviving.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801088137 (Expires: 2026-04-12)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kimberly Stratton. 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.N. on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Kimberly has been awesome to work with. She is kind, understanding and responsive. She was quick to find what triggered my anxiety and had great solutions to offer.

Messaging was very fluid and helpful. If I need help in the future, I will definitely reach out again.

Thank you so much for everything!

Written by R.E. on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, grief, and addictions

Kimberly is great! She is down to earth and made me feel so comfortable. She listened well and sent me worksheets based on what we spoke about. The work was super interesting and really made me think and dive into the topics. Mental health work is a lot of work, good work, necessary work, and it is a pleasure to spend that time with Kim.

Written by J.O. on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kimberly has helped me to identify and sort through underlying issues and struggles. She has provided the tools to work through them in a healthy way.

Written by C.H. on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kimberly is someone you feel safe with - and I think that's so important with a therapist. We've only had one video session and it was the best counseling session I've had in years. I'm excited to continue growing with her guidance!

Written by H.E. on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kim is a great therapist to have in my life

Thank you so much for all you do
Heidi Westrick

Written by A.L. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She is very insightful, gives me her honest perspective, but also understands my struggles and helps guide me through them. She is very kind and easy to talk with, and I personally feel very comfortable confiding in her. Kimberly’s fantastic!

Written by L.I. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

I’m very comfortable with her and I trust her knowledge

Written by A.R. on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Kimberly is great! She take the time to listen and understand so she can be thoughtful in her guidance.

Written by E.R. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months

I’ve been working with Kimberly for a few months now, she helped me through some major issues in my life marriage. I appreciate the support and worksheets she provides me.

Written by K.R. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have been in therapy with Kimberly for a good while now and I absolutely adore her!
She’s so kind, patient, and understanding!!
She truly cares about helping you! She really makes you think, and she’s interactive with you with worksheets. I really enjoy her way of therapy:)

Written by A.L. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Kim has been a consistently positive force during a very difficult season for me.

Written by C.A. on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Kimberly is fantastic! She gets it!

Written by N.I. on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She is amazing and I feel so comfortable with with her and I can be honest. That is huge!

Written by M.E. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders

Kimberly has been a big help to me already. She listens, cares and guides me. I am thankful for her expertise and support.

Written by K.A. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and bipolar disorder

She is a good therapist, listens well and gives good advice. She has helped me in the past, and I have signed up with her again for some more help.

Written by S.A. on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Kim is absolutely fantastic. After 4 diff therapists at different times in my life, she ended up being absolutely perfect for my needs. I’m so thankful we were paired together! Highly recommend her.

Written by L.O. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She really helps me to get to the deeper roots of my issues. She gives a lot of tools to help move forward and better myself.

Written by K.E. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I’m so happy to have found Kim and having BetterHelp for therapy has really helped me through some dark times. Thankful!

Written by L.A. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Kimberly has been so wonderful and really met me where I was. I am so very grateful for her help. Truly life changing!

Written by M.E. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Kimberly has helped me see my situation from a different perspective. She offers strategies and exercises to help me cope. She also has shared with me behaviors and thoughts within me that need to change.

Written by A.U. on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Kimberly is so far really great at her job. She has helped alot with what I'm going through... im grateful for her

Written by W.E. on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is awesome

Written by C.H. on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She does her job well, and has been very helpful in sorting myself out.

Written by E.L. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've had one session with her and so far I love talking to her. She's really understanding and kind and very non judgemental. She checks in on me and I really appreciate her help. Would absolutely recommend to anyone going through a hard time

Written by K.I. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She’s very easy to talk to. Makes me think and helps me understand myself. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs help.

Written by J.E. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Kimberly has been great so far. I truly feel like she listens and understands where I'm coming from without being condescending or pushy for me to express my feelings. I feel like I can talk to her without judgement knowing that she is going to bring a great perspective to my sessions.

Written by M.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Kimberly Stratton has been a wonderful blessing in my life. I have really enjoyed talking with her and look forward to hearing what she has to say. Thank you for the important work you do. I appreciate you so much

Written by R.E. on Sep 26, 2020 after therapy with Kimberly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She’s been a rock for me and extremely helpful in my life issues. I would still be in a very unhappy place if it wasn’t for my time with her!

Written by K.A. on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She is an amazing listener.....and also understands me....very important....because I can pick up on those things of someone who does not truly understand someone like me, but she has a phenomenal approach to my issues and I appreciate that......thank you, Kathy New

Written by D.A. on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kimberly is a really good counselor. She takes time to listen to your problems. She is knowledgeable about a lot of things. She has helped me deal with a lot of struggles i've had. I recommend her to anyone who needs a good counselor.

Written by S.A. on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I really enjoy speaking with Kimberly and am very happy with the receptiveness of her messages. I think she's been a great help to me for the past couple weeks and I will continue to speak with her on a weekly basis.

Written by E.M. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am very glad that I found BetterHelp, I was matched with another therapist but felt it wasn’t a great match and then I was Matched with Kimberly and she has been very encouraging and supportive, I feel like I can be honest and communicate openly, which is something I felt too scared to do in face to face therapy.

Written by M.O. on May 30, 2020 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I really enjoy how quickly we jumped into my problems.

Written by L.A. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I'm still pretty mew to counseling but so far, she has been very helpful. Shes responds quickly, helped me set a goal to work towards and is very nice on the phone.

Work with me!