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© 2019 by Kimberly Gibson, MS, ATR, LPCC.

About

Kimberly Gibson, MS, LPCC, ATR

Hi! Welcome to my private practice website!  I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a registered Art Therapist (ATR).  

 

In my private practice, I work with individuals, ages 10 to adult.  Clients have described me as creative, kind, resourceful and effective. I’m a strengths based therapist and have training in art therapy, trauma, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) and mindfulness.  Using my training and experience, I enjoy helping clients overcome challenges, build healthier relationships, and learn coping tools for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, chronic pain and/or everyday stress. At the end of our time together, I want my clients to feel empowered and capable of making positive changes.

 

In addition to my private practice, I also work part time at Reflections, which is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Olympia Medical Center.  All of the clients I work with at Olympia have a mental health diagnosis, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia. Most of them also have a history of trauma and/or a high ACE (adverse childhood events) score.  I am proud to be part of the Reflections team. Whether in IOP or in private practice, it is an honor & privilege to be part of someone's therapy.

 

Please have a look around at my website and reach out; let me know if you have any questions or if you’d like more information.  Thank you!   -Kim

Additional Info

Licenses

 

Registered Art Therapist (ATR)     #03-054

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)  #605​

Education

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art & Psychology

University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana)

 

Masters of Science in Art Therapy

Nazareth College of Rochester (Rochester, New York)

 

Research & thesis: "A Visual Investigation: Artwork by Children & Adolescents Receiving Chronic Blood Transfusions for Sickle Cell Anemia or Thalassemia."  Using 5 different art therapy assessments and 3 psychosocial questionnaires, I explored coping mechanisms, feelings about illness and expectations for the future in children and teens.

 

Masters of Counseling

Cal State Long Beach (Long Beach, California)

Clinical Experiences & Internships


I began practicing as a clinician in 2001 and since then, I have provided art therapy & counseling in several settings including a children’s medical hospital, a domestic violence shelter, a group private practice and in group homes for adolescents.  I also worked for many years at Southern California Hospital. While there, I provided therapy to all of the inpatient and outpatient programs that involved mental health and/or substance abuse treatment.  

 

Professional Memberships

-  American Counseling Association (ACA),

-  American Art Therapy Association (AATA) 

-  Southern California Art Therapy Association (SoCalATA).