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Therapy for Women in PA

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You didn't expect life to be this hard

Are you paralyzed by fear? 

Do you feel like you can never shut off your brain?

Do you feel exhausted by the worrying about what you said/did/thought yesterday or what could happen tomorrow?

Are you consumed by thoughts of food and/or your body? 

Do you feel like you are stuck in a cycle of restricting food all day and then binging or rewarding yourself at night?

Do you try to say no but feel guilty or judged so you give in?

Are you overwhelmed with grief or feelings of sadness due to losing a loved one or a breakup?

Do you feel misunderstood and invalidated?

Are you always striving for perfection yet never feeling good enough? 

Do you want to stop reacting before thinking but can't seem to figure out how? 

Life doesn't have to stay this way. I can help. 

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Hi! My name is Kim and I am excited at the possibility of being your counselor. I became a therapist because my own story is one of childhood trauma, addictive behaviors and disordered eating that continued until I sought help from a therapist. .

My speciality is working with women of all ages who are facing anxiety/depression, disordered eating, unresolved trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues, and addictive behaviors.

As your therapist, you can expect a warm, nonjudgemental place to process your thoughts and feelings, while having a safe space to be heard and validated. I will help you identify roadblocks that are keeping you stuck from being the best version of yourself. In our sessions, you will explore faulty thought patterns, learn to tolerate uncomfortable feelings and address past experiences that have created unhealthy behaviors and a negative self-image.

You will start to learn to quiet your inner voice that says things like you are not good enough, you are always to blame or you are insignificant. New tools will be given so you can reframe your thoughts, developing a new narrative that says you matter; you are worthy. By the end of our work together, you will have learned self compassion, healthier boundaries and better coping strategies when dealing with life stressors. You will have a better relationship with yourself, your body and others.

Reach out to today and schedule a free consultation so you can be your most authentic self!

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About ME

Eating Disorders

Can you relate? You feel out of control when you eat. You make yourself sick because you feel uncomfortably full. Food dominates your thoughts and your life. You always think about changing your body and/or your weight. You classify food as good or bad, healthy or not. You think you are too fat, even though others say you are too thin. You are always on a diet. You live by the scale or avoid it at all costs. You feel hopeless about food and your body image.

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Anxiety

Does this sound like you? You worry about the past and the future, constantly replaying events that happened or will happen. You are always on edge and can't shut your mind off. You avoid doing things because of not wanting to feel anxious. You keep worrying about the same problem over and over. You obsess over checking things, organizing things and/or have rituals that you need to do. You have excessive fear about germs and getting sick. Your friends or family are always saying you never go out or you worry too much. You think the worst possible scenario can and will happen. You generally feel anxious or nervous most of the time.

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Women's Issues

Is this you? You don’t know who to trust with your secret shame and guilt. You wish there was somebody who could tell you why you feel this way. You are stuck in a cycle of unhealthy behaviors and it feels like there's no way out. You want to be kinder to yourself and "practice self-care," but you don't know how. You just want somebody to listen to you and your feelings for once. You want to stop pretending you have it all together. You lost a loved one and thought by now it wouldn't feel so heavy. You know your previous relationship wasn't healthy, yet you still feel overwhelmed with questions, what ifs, and feelings of loneliness. You keep trying to put up boundaries in your relationships, but you fail. You accept abusive behavior because you think it isn't that bad or you don't deserve anything better. You constantly judge your thoughts and feelings. You are your worst critic.

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As a Pre-Licensed Professional, I am able to provide therapy services under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor or licensed professional social worker. I have met all of the educational requirements, passed the National Counselor Exam and am board certified as a counselor. The only requirement left to become licensed as a professional counselor is to gain 3000 hours of experience under the supervision of a skilled supervisor. Every counselor who becomes licensed must go through this process. If you have any additional questions or need more clarification, please call for a free 15 minute consultation so we can talk further.

Sessions are $75

Currently, I only accept cash, check or credit card (Visa, Mastercard and Discover). I do not accept insurance at this time. However, my fees are set at a price that often times are comparable to an insurance co-pay. Please check your co-pay, comparing it to what you can afford and if you think we would be a good fit,  please contact me.
At the first session, we will get to know each other and decide if we are a good fit. I will ask you basic questions about your background, and your goals for therapy. I can also answer any questions you might have about the therapy process. If we decide to work together, we will come up with a plan to move forward and schedule our regular session time. Payment will be due at the first session.
Typically, we will meet weekly. Depending on the situation and goals we establish, we could meet more or less frequently. Therapy can last from several weeks to many months depending on your need and preferences.
If you have an emergency, you are required to call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. This is a requirement, as I am unable to be available at all times and emergencies require immediate attention. 


Qualifications

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Masters in Counseling (MA), Messiah University
  • Licensed School Counselor, Educational Specialist I
  • Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor (*see below)
  • Biblical Leadership Degree, Vineyard Institute
  • Bachelors in Psychology, Widener University

Trainings 

  1. Trauma and Crisis Training Specialist
  2. Mental Health Training Specialist
  3. Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
  4. Anxiety and Stress Management Training Specialist
  5. Behavioral Exposure: The Use of Exposures in Eating Disorder Treatment
  6. Body Based Therapies 
  7. Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors 
  8. Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Related Disorders 
  9. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
  10. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders 
  11. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Overview, Strategies, And Interventions for Common Clinical Presentations and Problems
  12. Evidence Based Treatment for Eating Disorders
  13. Eating Disorders: Contemporary Diagnostic Developments and Clinical Applications
  14. Eating Disorders with College Students 
  15. Eat, Escape, Regret, Repeat, Concrete Mindfulness Interventions for Binge Eating Disorder
  16. Enduring Childhood Trauma and Healing Family Pain 
  17. Ethics and Telehealth 
  18. Food for Thought. Eating Disorders through a Trauma Informed Lens
  19. Grief and Loss Training
  20. Grief During the Pandemic 
  21. Habit Reversal Training for Hair Pulling and Skin Picking 
  22. Healing from Childhood Trauma
  23. Healing the Fragmented Self 
  24. Healing Trauma in the Body 
  25. Intimate Partner Domestic Violence Training 
  26. Motivational Interviewing Workshop 
  27. Neurobiology of Trauma
  28. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Something Else 
  29. Sleep Disorders 
  30. Telemental Health Practice
  31. Telehealth and the Pandemic
  32. Trauma Awareness
  33. Trauma in the Body
  34. Understanding Trauma in the Body 
  35. Women and Mental Health 

Associations

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
  • Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


*I am currently pursuing my license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania working under the direct supervision of Kim Green, LPC. Her contact info is kgreen8117@gmail.com

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