Lisa Kim


About Me

I am a licensed independent social worker in private practice, currently in the state of Iowa. I have worked in geographic locations with diverse demographics, from rural to urban environments. I bring 20 years of experience working as an individual and family therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges from young children to adult children, parenting special needs children, and ADHD across the lifespan. I have expertise working with physical, sexual, and emotional post trauma. I have also worked with clients engaged in alternative communities and lifestyles and have years of experience working with the LGBT community.

My counseling style is down to earth and accessible. My current clients tell me that they feel understood and never judged, and that they trust my honest, straightforward feedback. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, EMDR and family systems techniques for a holistic, eclectic approach tailored to fit your individual needs. We will create a treatment plan with your goals in mind and together, work to help you achieve the change you want.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LISW #O 5673 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Written by N.A. on Sep 20, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s so easy to connect with

Written by E.. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I appreciate Lisa's perspective enormously and take great comfort in her counseling. She's genuine and caring, and I feel safe to be completely honest with her. I hope everyone finds a therapist that they can connect with like I feel I can connect with Lisa.

Written by A.U. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I thought I would have trouble opening up on this platform but talking/chatting with Lisa has been a breeze so far, even with just starting.

Written by M.A on May 05, 2015 after counseling with Lisa for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

Lisa seems to grasp my situation and I appreciate her responses.