Welcome to Better Help! It shows strength and courage to initiate a search for support, and you have taken the brave first step towards making a positive change in your life!
My name is Kim Tarshis, and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 30 years of experience in the development, cohesion, and empowerment of people and communities. I received my master’s degree in social work from Southern Connecticut State University in 1992 and have been working in the social services field ever since! I have spent my career helping clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and care giving issues(including both with parenting and care giving for aging parents). I also have professional experience in remediating child welfare and domestic violence issues and have also dedicated a large portion of my career to working with active duty military members, veterans, and their families.
My counseling style is client-centered and strength-based. I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to help recognize and work towards client goals. Together we will identify strategies and tools that you can use to make positive changes in your life. I feel it is a privilege to work with every one of my clients and I strive to create a supportive therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable and understood. As such, I commit to treating each of my clients with respect, compassion and sensitivity.
To facilitate this friendly and supportive environment, I can interact with you in whatever way you are most comfortable, whether that be through video sessions, phone calls, or text messages. The majority of my availability is in the evenings and on weekends but I check messages at least twice during each weekday.
Again, congratulations on taking this big, first step towards achieving your goals. I look forward to supporting you on this journey!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NJ LCSW 44SC00489100
I am so glad I was matched with Kimberly. I have had a few therapists in the past and something was always missing. Therefore, I have up on therapy for a while.
Kimberly is the best therapist I have ever had. She has a heart of gold, is a great listener, caring, very open minded and has helped me navigate through difficulties in life. I have been Kimberly's client over 5 weeks now and I continue to feel better every day. I feel so much better after I speak to her. I feel very lucky to have Kimberly as my therapist. I highly recommend Kimberly.
Written on Mar 11, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Kim is great and I look forward to continuing working with her.
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Kim is thoughtful, listens well and gives good advice. I find it very easy to talk to her. I appreciate her help.
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
It’s been an absolute pleasure having Kim as a therapist. She’s a great listener, and she’s given me fantastic guidance for change in my life. Highly recommend.
Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Kimberly is calm and supportive, yet still instills confidence in her expertise. I feel that she understands me. I feel that she cares and also has the knowledge to be materially helpful. She is patient, punctual and professional. Highly recommend!
Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Kim is great. So kind and helps me identify what I need and how to go about making changes. So thankful to have her guidance.
Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem