Kim

Gibson, LPCC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

& Art Therapist 

 
Providing Art Therapy,
Counseling & EMDR sessions
for individuals ages 10 and up.

 
Office located in Mar Vista, Westside of Los Angeles, CA
 
Telehealth or in person sessions

01.

Art therapy is an expressive therapy where one uses drawing, painting, sculpture and collage to express emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, or cope with a physical illness or disability. No artistic talent is necessary, just a willingness to be creative. The act of creating, in of itself,  can be healing. But more so, processing the artwork with a trained therapist can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences.  

02.

EMDR

(Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy that helps people heal & gain distance from upsetting life experiences,traumas or long held negative beliefs. Using bilateral stimulation, EMDR can quickly & effectively reduce symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety and help clients reprocess negative beliefs into more positive,

helpful ones.

 
03.

Whatever the difficulty is, you don't have to do it alone.  Therapy can help.  Maybe your currently overwhelmed by a relationship, a trauma, how you feel about yourself, symptoms of anxiety or depression or navigating ADHD.  Together, we can explore what is contributing to the situation. I can help you learn how to challenge unhelpful thoughts and make space for all feelings.  We can also work on implementing new coping strategies & improve your overall well being.

  Areas that I have

specialized training in:

Anxiety (GAD, Social Anxiety & Panic Attacks)

Mood Disorders (Depression & Bipolar), 

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

Maternal Mental Health

Substance Use & Misuse

Gambling Addiction

Thought Disorders (Schizophrenia)

Trauma

Chronic Pain & Illness

Parenting Children with Special Needs

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About

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Kim Gibson, MS, LPCC, ATR

Hi! Welcome!  My name is Kim and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a registered Art Therapist (ATR).  I've been helping clients for nearly twenty years.  It is an honor to help my clients create a life that they enjoy.  The relationship that you have with your therapist is one of the most important factors in determining the success of therapy.  My clients refer to me as kind, creative, insightful and resourceful.  I believe in collaboration & taking action.  You or your child will probably enjoy working with me, if:

- you are curious and creative

- you have tried traditional talk therapy in the past and it didn't work

- You are someone who enjoys hands-on activities/tasks

- You are looking for someone who is supportive, kind and knowledgeable in the following areas: anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD, Addictions, Maternal Mental Health, trauma, chronic pain & illness, or parenting children with special needs.

 
If you are interested in connecting for a free 20 minute phone consultation,
please reach out...
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