Kimberly Tarshis

LCSW

About me

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!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NJ LCSW 44SC00489100


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kimberly Tarshis. 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 on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Kim is thoughtful, listens well and gives good advice. I find it very easy to talk to her. I appreciate her help.

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

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 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

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 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

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 Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kimberly is always helpful- first with listening - and then with validation and guidance on how to see things a little differently and navigate.

Written on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Wonderful therapist listens to me very much. The advise she gives is great and I think about what she says when I’m having a bad day.

Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kim has been great in listening to my issues and giving good advice back. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Incredibly helpful

Written on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Kimberly is great and understanding.
She listens to my concerns and gives great advice.

Written on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel like I have made noteable progress since working with Kim. She's supportive, encouraging, and also blunt, when necessary. She helps me center myself and keep things in perspective. I have no regrets coming to the better help platform and having her as my counselor.

Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kimberly is truly professional and easy to talk to. She provides excellent feedback and support. I have truly enjoy working with her.

Written on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 4 months

Kim is fantastic. She is an excellent listener and offers honest advice in an appropriate way.

Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Great help so far!

Written on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Such a great support for me and she is very attentive to what I say and provides great feedback

Written on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Respectful and caring. I believe Kimberly cares about my well being and wants to help me live my best life.

Written on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I have been through 3 or 4 counselors before I landed Kim. So I’ve been on this app for about 4 months now & two of them have been with her. She is amazing. She gives me different points of view on certain situations. Views I’ve never even thought to look at. Her advice is so helpful and I appreciate every once of it that I get. I really feel like she just gets me and understands where I come from. I love her. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! If I could give her 1 million stars I would!

Written on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kimberly Is great. She helps you see things in a different way. She helps you realize your strengths and is very supportive. You can tell she only wants what is best for you. I’ve had therapy a couple times before in my lifetime and each time I stopped seeing my therapist after only a week or two. I have been working with Kimberly for 5 weeks now and I will be continuing with her as long as I need to until I feel better. I highly recommend Kimberly as a therapist! She has already helped me so much. I am excited to see what else her and I will get accomplished.

Written on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

Had my first meeting and it went well. Looking forward to working together to get myself back on track and I’m out.

Written on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Kim is great! I’ve only been using Better Help for a few weeks now but I feel that so far, Kim has taken the time to get to know me and my concerns/struggles. She is great at listening, hearing what I am saying and providing advice and assistance without judgement. So far so good!!

Work with me!