I am an LPC with a background in education and lay counseling. I graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1988 and received a teaching certificate and began my career as a teacher. Having taught K-12th graders in both public and private education has helped shape my background and views of counseling children, teens, and adults.
In 2003, after the deaths of two close family members, I decided to return to school to become a counselor with an interest in grief counseling. I completed my master’s degree in 2007 from SHSU and began my counseling career. My first position was as a school counselor for Northland Christian School where I worked mainly with elementary students but also worked with secondary students. After that I worked as a counselor in Magnolia ISD and Klein ISD at the secondary level. While most of my experience has been working with adolescents, I also enjoy my work with elementary aged children, and adults.
I have experience in several counseling areas such as grief, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, trauma/PTSD, bi-polar, chemical dependency, memory and learning strategies, Dyslexia and other learning disabilities, anger management, stress management, boundaries, and couples counseling.
I use an eclectic, as well as integrative approach to counseling, which takes into account the psychological, biological, social, and spiritual dimensions of a client. In terms of training, education and experience, my professional leanings incorporate aspects of cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, existential, reality, psycho-dynamic, dialectical behavioral, and cognitive processing therapies. I also have training with EMDR. During an initial intake meeting, we can together decide the best approach for you that meets your needs and goals.
I look forward to helping my clients grow through their current situations into a happier life. Those who desire to improve the most can achieve the most. Let me help you on your journey through the waves of life!
Most of Kim's clients are seen via telehealth as there is a waiting list for in person counseling with Kim. She has day and evening appointments.