A word from Kim:
“We are often drawn to begin therapy during a time of crisis or emotional pain. Therapy and counseling can certainly help us get “unstuck” during difficult times. However, I believe that therapy and counseling can also prompt positive growth in ways we may not have anticipated. As a therapist, I view it as an honor to guide my clients towards discovering what works for them on their journey. A good counseling experience will often begin with a trusting relationship with a therapist. For this reason, I value my client’s safety and comfort, and I make it a priority to get to know your unique histories, needs, and goals.
The postpartum period brings a unique set of challenges to individuals and couples. For many people, additional support can maximize a family’s chances of health and wellness during this time of transition. I specialize in assisting individuals and couples experiencing mental health and relational challenges during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Balancing self-care and the responsibilities of being a parent can be very challenging. However, it is my belief that one of the best gifts we can give to our children is modeling healthy self-care by nurturing our own emotional, mental, relational, and physical health.
In addition to my work with individuals and couples during pregnancy and the initial years postpartum, I also have extensive experience and enjoy working with people experiencing substance abuse, disordered eating, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.”
Kim received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston, Clear Lake in 2013. Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is also a State of Texas board-certified clinical supervisor for both licenses. Kim's specific areas of training and practice include Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kim has also received her PMH-C certification from Postpartum Support International, and is a certified Gottman Institute BBH Couples Workshop Facilitator. Kim does professional speaking in the Houston area on topics including self-care, addiction recovery, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and relationships. She has been featured on Houston KHOU news speaking on the topic of perinatal mental health, and has presented on the topic of relationship health after children at Postpartum Support International conferences.
Contact Kim at 713.561.3884 or Kim@CPFH.org