Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from North Texas State University and a Master of Education degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas.
Kim’s career in wilderness therapy began when she worked with children in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, after leaving her position at a drug and alcohol outpatient treatment agency in Texas. Through the power of the outdoors, she immediately saw dramatic progress towards wellness in her young clients and was forever changed in how she wanted to provide therapy.
Kim continued providing counseling services through wilderness programs in Colorado and then Oregon. Kim’s professional experience later expanded to include the following: school counseling, graduate level teaching, state supervision of counseling interns, and a private practice focused on EMDR and CBT techniques. Kim is an EMDR certified therapist. More information about EMDR can be found HERE.
After years of helping children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in her thriving private practice, Kim returned to her first love, counseling youth in the outdoors, where strengths and challenges can be clearly identified and addressed through the unfolding of an individual’s perspective on their internal and external worlds. She worked as a primary therapist for adolescent girls at Open Sky and now serves as a therapist on the Family Services Team.
Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and friends; writing, recording and performing songs; running; hiking; biking; and relaxing while walking her dogs and cat (yes, walking the cat).