Kimberly Balkcom

LMHC

About Me

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida with over 10 years of experience working in mental health. I have spent the bulk of my career providing psychotherapy, psycho-education, case management, treatment planning, and developing and implementing behavioral plans with teens and their families in multiple settings. My experience ranges from working with teens facing many concerns which includes, but is not limited to, family and relationship challenges, depression, self esteem, anxiety, self harm, Autism and ADHD, social media and peer conflict, and identity.

My joy and passion is working with teens. There are many therapists who avoid this developmental stage all together; as it can be considered a very challenging period of transition; however, for me, I enjoy the raw honesty that is often found in my teen clients.

I realize that the teenage years can be challenging especially when it comes to discovering who you are and what your place is in the world. I would be honored to help with that. My teenage clients often describe me as authentic, down to earth, and genuine, and "I keep it real." My approach combines a number of behavioral and solution focused therapies; my style is likened to a coach, as I find the best treatment approach is to walk alongside my teen clients, with respect and consideration for the person they are becoming.

I would be honored to work with your teen, to hear his or her story, and support them on this leg of their journey as they prepare for transition into young adulthood.

I look forward to meeting your amazing teenager!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LMHC MH17734


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kimberly Balkcom. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by C.A. on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Kimberly have been nothing but supportive to me when I feel like I am at my worst. Even telling me things that i didn't even notice myself. As I interact with Kim, I feel like I understand better about myself. What my strengths and weaknesses are and how I can improve my mental health. I am grateful that she is my therapist

Written by M.A. on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 weeks

Great for my son

Written by N.I. on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Kimberly was very friendly and professional but also very warm and made me feel very comfortable :)

Work with me!