Services

Individual

During the initial diagnostic evaluation session a history will be taken and preliminary goal setting will be accomplished. Treatment practices, philosophy, provisional plan as well as limitations and risks will be discussed. Recommendations in terms of frequency of appointments, other possible therapies and a provisional diagnosis will be given. Based on mutual consent, individual counseling will begin. Not only does the client need a competent counselor, but the client needs to feel comfortable with the counselor and preliminary recommendations.

Couples

The initial diagnostic evaluation is done with both partners present. As in individual counseling, a history is taken and preliminary goal setting is accomplished. Recommendations in terms of frequency of appointments, other possible therapies and a provisional diagnosis will be given. Sometimes, a combination of individual and couples counseling may be recommended depending on the presenting problems or the judgment of the counselor. Not only does the couple need a competent counselor, but the couple needs to feel comfortable with the counselor and preliminary recommendations. Coming to therapy for a couple is never an easy decision. I offer therapy for couples of every orientation, the evidence-based Gottman Method Therapy which is based on John Gottman’s 40 years of research with couples. The Gottman Method is practical and skills based—empowering partners to improve their communication, deepen their connection, and better-manage conflict.

During couples counseling, I seek to address barriers that may be hindering your relationship satisfaction and offer guidance in any of the following area:

  • Improving communication
  • Strengthening friendship and admiration
  • Exploring ways to argue more productively
  • Creating dialogue around trust and fears of infidelity
  • Enhancing intimacy and closeness
  • Experiencing life transitions more smoothly
  • Navigating divorce/separation
  • Counseling for couples planning marriage (pre-marriage counseling)

Child/Adolescent

The initial session is conducted only with the parent(s) or adult partner(s). A history will be taken and preliminary goal setting will be accomplished. An appointment for the child or adolescent will then be set. Children 12 years and older over have the right to confidentiality. No information can be given to parents or adult significant others without the child’s or adolescent’s written permission. Treatment practices, philosophy, provisional plan as well as limitations and risks will be discussed. Recommendations in terms of frequency of appointments, other possible therapies and a provisional diagnosis will be given. Based on mutual consent, counseling will begin.

EAP

EAP’s are a benefit available through some employers and insurance companies. Ask your HR department at work or consult your insurance company. Many EAP’s will pay for 1-8 sessions of counseling. It is strictly confidential and no information is released to your employer without your written permission. Kimberly contract’s with a number of EAP’s to provide the first few counseling sessions at no cost to the client. To access EAP benefits you must get approval from the EAP or insurance company.

Seminar

Kimberly provides seminars and workshops for business and industry as well as other helping professions. Presentations include:

  • Stress Management
  • Parent-Child Relationships and Postpartum depression
  • Understanding Human Behavior
  • Motivating the Unmotivated Adolescent
  • Exercise Therapy to Manage Anxiety & Depression