Kimberly J. Smith has an associate’s degree in Forensic Science, a bachelor’s degree in Humanities, and is completing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. After working for 20 years with the Department of Justice, she saw people on some of the worst days of their lives and recognized a desperate need for help and healing. She has joined True Blue Behavioral Health as a graduate student intern through December 31, 2021.
I have a passion for working with survivors of trauma and abuse; and offer an unconventional approach to finding your way back to a place of peace and healthy connection to yourself and the world around you. My focus is on helping individuals that struggle with anxiety, depression, and stress management utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy strategies to increase self-esteem and self awareness. I also, use Motivational Interviewing and Expressive Therapy to promote effective communication and empower individuals to become the best version of themselves.
My therapeutic approach follows my personal motto for healing: “Sometimes, we all just need somebody to talk to. Not to judge, but really listen and help us problem-solve through the tough areas of our life.” It takes real courage to acknowledge you need help. Congratulations on taking the first step towards becoming a better you. Call and conduct your FREE intake today!