Stacey Zimmerman

(LCSW, MSW)
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About Me

Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Kentucky with the majority of my career being in an outpatient community mental health setting as a psychotherapist whereas I have treated a wide variety of mental health conditions. I have worked with clients between the ages of 5 to 60-years-old. My niche in clinical practice is rooted in trauma, attachment, and intrapersonal violence, however I do treat other conditions, as well.

To name a few models / modalities I commonly utilize, which I am trained in--Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Other more foundational models / approaches I utilize are (list is not exhaustive) --Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Problem-solving approach, etc.

I often times describe my therapy style as integrative, down-to-earth, and non-superficial. With my many trauma-focused trainings, I am not an impulsive therapist and
tend to uncover "root" issues which more times than not, are grounded in an adverse life experience (otherwise termed as hardship), which act as a binder for clients to connect the pieces to their life puzzle. I stand to NOT be the expert in your life, or the space we hold presence together. For any person who elects to work with me should expect a portion of their therapy experience to be psychoeducation--specifically, learning how the body and the mind works, to then apply the knowledge of therapy. I am an advocate on empowering folks. Further, you should expect to understand how your autonomic nervous system works and to ground yourself----so, working body-based components alongside mind-based therapy for an integrative therapy package.

Folks that I have worked with have told me that I am a practitioner that thrives off of clients' feedback. So, I look to constantly better (not perfect) my process for you (not me) as this is a bidirectional flow, one that stands to be non-judgmental and non-personalizing. You coming as you are and being who you are, means we have an authentic space, and for that, I can appreciate!

Some background on me: I am a veteran who served 14-years in the United States Army in the components of active duty, part-time, reserves, then went on to the Department of Defense in the United States Navy. I have two undergraduate degrees in science and a master's degree in Social Work.

I look forward to understanding your needs and being of assistance to you. This space is inclusive to all races, and ages, and is a LGBTQ+ safe zone. Please ask any question(s) you might have.


Specialties

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

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #256077 (Expires: 2024-09-23)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Stacey for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s awesome, understanding, laid back, very professional

Written by H.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Stacey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am completely new to therapy of any kind. Stacey made me feel comfortable and safe to share even the hardest things. I am very glad I had my time with her tonight.