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

My Services

01.

Overwhelmed by a change? Experiencing anxiety?  Depression? Or chronic stress? Sometimes life feels chaotic and extra support is needed.  Together, in individual therapy, we can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors & help you make positive changes.  Therapy can lead to greater insight and awareness which then builds self esteem, aids in problem solving, and improves overall emotional health. Therapy can also help you overcome pain from your past and develop coping skills for your future.

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Art therapy is a type of therapy where one uses drawing, painting, sculpture and collage to help explore one’s emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and 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.  

(To learn more, please read my blog for some specific examples of directives/activities used in art therapy.)

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Parenting is hard.  It's 24/7.  It can be extremely difficult to meet the needs of little ones and your own needs too.  Maybe you are seeking some assistance in learning how to be responsive rather than reactive? Or maybe you are the parent of a child with special needs or a kiddo who is highly sensitive?  I enjoy working collaboratively with parents, building on strengths and helping families overcome challenges.

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Worried about your child or teen?  Do they seem to be struggling with anxiety or depression?  Have you noticed a change in their mood or behavior?  In my practice, I work with children who are ten and older. I provide both art therapy and talk therapy to children and teens.  In my experience, children and teens really respond well to using art therapy techniques & interventions in sessions.  It can provide a safe, comfortable way to express one's thoughts and feelings & explore behaviors.  

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Are you a new grad on your way to becoming a licensed therapist?  In California, new grads must complete 3,000 supervised clinical hours prior to taking the state licensing exams.  If you are looking for an off site supervisor, I may be able to help.  In addition to my private practice, I have experience working with children, teens and adults in many settings including a children's hospital, a domestic violence shelter, adolescent group homes, substance abuse treatment centers and inpatient/outpatient mental health services.  Please call or email to discuss your needs.

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Kim has a special interest in using art therapy along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions to help individuals with chronic pain and/or chronic illnesses.  Art therapy can be a wonderful addition to one's standard medical treatment and Kim is happy to collaborate with doctors and/or physical therapists to coordinate care.  A 2018 study, showed art therapy can be helpful in reducing one's experience of pain.  Art therapy can also help people better manage the symptoms of stress & anxiety that accompany chronic pain and illness.  

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I have a special interest in using art therapy along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions to help individuals with chronic pain and/or chronic illnesses.  Art therapy can be a wonderful addition to one's standard medical treatment and I am happy to collaborate with doctors and/or physical therapists to coordinate care.  A 2018 study, showed art therapy can be helpful in reducing one's experience of pain.  Art therapy can also help people better manage the symptoms of stress & anxiety that accompany chronic pain and illness.