About Me

Hello my name is Kim and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Californian with over 18 years of experience. I was a medical social worker in an hospital setting for 15 years . My experience was with patients and families living with cancer and dementia, end of life care, emergency room, intensive care , and substance abuse. I too enjoyed mentoring social work interns and medical residents to be mindful of their presence and words with family's and patients, along with teaching them to be aware of compassion fatigue and self care. I am currently employed for a legal services agency as a clinical social worker aiding disabled or seniors in my community, and continuing to mentor young social workers.

I believe everyone should go to therapy to help us over the bumps we all face in life. Everyone's bump is different with a differing extreme. All bumps shape who we are and how we view the world. I view my role as a therapist to empower, help decipher, and co-create a path of discovery forward based on the individual , couple, or family's goals. I am a client centered therapist. If the client would like to come to therapy to work out a specific issue in about 4-8 sessions that us great. If a client would like to dig deep for a better understanding of their self I am down. I have steered clients and families through crisis situations, grief, trauma, life-changes, parenting concerns, abuse, and witnessed the joys of success and accomplishments.

Outside of my work as a social worker and therapist I like to read, hike, bake, and watch Netflix , I love being a mom and hanging out with my family.

SPECIALTIES
Stress, Anxiety
Depression
Relationship issues
Substance abuse/harm reduction
Depression
Coping with life changes
Grief and loss
Cancer

Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD
Years of Experience: 18


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW 74639 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on May 27, 2021 after counseling with Kim for 1 month

Kim has quickly built a trusting relationship with my 14 yo daughter. It is nice to see her have her as part of her support.

Written by B.E. on Apr 27, 2021 after counseling with Kim for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is a very good therapist for me