Kimberly receives her M.S. in Counseling Psychology in October of 2018. Her interest and expertise lie in the area of trauma resolution and chronic pain management in children and adults. She specializes in using evidence-based somatic and mind-body therapies with clients.
She is a trauma-based clinical yoga therapist who spent nearly 3 years developing yoga therapy programs in the U.S. Army’s first Interdisciplinary Pain Management program. During her time as a civilian provider, she helped manage and facilitate the Intensive Outpatient Program at Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center to help reduce the use of opioids among service members. She worked with patients healing from chronic pain, trauma, drug and alcohol addiction and treatment resistant conditions.
Following her time with the Army, she created a non-profit organization to provide yoga-based therapies for military and veterans recovering from service-based conditions such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma and drug and alcohol use. She was awarded a local grant to implement a yoga-based treatment program for military sexual trauma in 2016.
Kim’s clinical training in trauma resolution includes the study of evidence-based techniques by leading experts including Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk and Dr. Peter Levine.
Previously she worked with children and teens healing from trauma and attachment issues, developed social skills groups for special needs children, and implemented her programs in schools.
She lives in Martinez GA with her two boys and two dogs. She loves hiking and backpacking, watersports and is a life-long student of yoga.