Race/Ethnic Identity: African-American
Person-centered therapy, uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client's experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client's process of self-discovery.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety.
Solution-focused therapy, sometimes called "brief therapy," focuses on what clients would like to achieve through therapy rather than on their troubles or mental health issues. The therapist will help the client envision a desirable future, and then map out the small and large changes necessary for the client to undergo to realize their vision. The therapist will seize on any successes the client experiences, to encourage them to build on their strengths rather than dwell on their problems or limitations.
Biblical Counseling, uses a Christ-centered approach by using the Word of God to address various issues in the lives of individuals, couples, and families. It does not view people simply as spiritual beings with spiritual problems, but the counselor sees the individual as a physical, emotional, cognitive, and relational being and will work in all areas to restore hope, transform hearts and rebuild healthy relationships in the community.
Credentials: MA Counseling
o Marriage & Family Therapy
o Substance Use Disorders
o Trauma Healing
o Biblical Counseling
Issues They Focus On:
Kimberly received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology & Counseling in 2014 and her Masters in Counseling with Specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2019 both from Pillar College, and certificates from Evangelical Bible Institute, in Christian Evangelism and General Bible.She recently received a certificate from The Trauma Healing Institute.Kimberly is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of NJ, and is becoming an LPC in both NJ and PA.She began her counseling career in substance use and abuse working at an in-patient and out-patient drug treatment agency.Her passion to learn and thrive in the field of counseling led her to work with children and utilize play therapy. Kimberly is currently practicing at a local ministry in Easton, PA where she counsels people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs. Kimberly loves spending time with her husband, children, grand-children, family and friends. In her spare time, she enjoys Zumba, traveling, zip-lining, riding atv’s and creating tik-tok videos with her eldest granddaughter.
In-person/Telehealth Offered: Both