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My name is Dr. Kimberly Zammitt (please call me Kim). I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and practice in Minnesota. I have twenty+ years of clinical social work practice experience. I say that therapists are like shoes, you need to find the right fit and style of shoes for your needs. Here's just a little bit about me that may help you decide if we might be a good fit~
In my clinical practice, I combined both Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. I maintain a culturally responsive, strengths-based approach in my work. I value collaboration and believe that trust and safety is the cornerstone of quality therapy. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. I have worked with people from differing cultures and with diverse ideas about parenting, religion, sexuality, gender identity, marriage and love.
Education & Training:
I earned my Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern Mississippi and a PhD in social work from Jackson State University. I have completed advanced training in emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for use with couples and families. I also completed a certification in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston, MA and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Profession Level II (CCTP-II): Complex Trauma from the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I have also been trained in Somatic Regulation, Trauma Processing, and Attachment-Building (SMART). In addition, I've completed an advanced clinical fellowship on Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 18769
Dr. Zammitt is extremely empathetic and a compassionate listener. I appreciate her wisdom, encouragement, and in challenging me to consider a different way of looking at things.
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr Kim is very responsive and provides very helpful insights.
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 8 months on issues concerning coping with life changes
She is very helpful in a lot of ways. Very open minded and very supportive. When I need to I can count on methods of coping and working through difficult moments to help me get out of those moments. Very personable and easy to communicate with. She has been a massive help!
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Zammitt is attentive, caring, and empathetic. She listens well, makes sure I am heard, and provides me with both reassurances and criticisms to help my situation. I have enjoyed the homework and outside opportunities to take my therapy beyond the sessions. I would highly recommend Dr Zammitt.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd