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Kimberly Bay is a Limited License Master Social Worker (LLMSW) supervised by Dr. Janene Donarski, PhD, LMSW. Kimberly provides individual, couple, child, and family psychotherapy utilizing a variety of treatment interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, relational theory, mindfulness and meditation, psychodynamic therapy, NLP, emotional freedom technique, etc. She believes in a person-centered, systems approach to treatment and develops treatment goals in collaboration with her clients. She desires for each of her clients to feel as though they have an understanding and supportive companion journeying with them through life’s ups and downs.
Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts/Psychology from Union Institute & University/Vermont College and a master’s degree in Social Work (Clinical/Mental Health) from the University of Southern California. She completed her first graduate internship at Hospice at Home, working as a medical/clinical social worker providing individual and family therapy, crisis intervention, and spiritual support. She completed her second graduate internship at Swanson Center Community Mental Health (Indiana), where she provided individual and couple therapy, crisis intervention, and substance abuse treatment. Kimberly is also a Master Licensed Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming and a certified practitioner of Subtle Communication Systems.
Kimberly’s diverse professional experience has included working as a clinical therapist at an inpatient substance disorder treatment facility, a clinical psychotherapist in a private practice, and a medical social worker in a nursing and rehabilitation home. Her areas of professional interest include relationships (couples, families, romantic), sex and sexuality, sexual orientation/identity, addictions, all types of trauma/PTSD, serious mental illness, sexual assault, domestic violence, communication skills, self-esteem/self-worth, spiritual or religious struggles/concerns, and gerontology.
Kimberly loves to learn and spends much of her free time reading, researching, and engaging in online learning opportunities. Additional interests include spending time with her family, enjoying local fine arts events, and personal growth through mindfulness/meditation and personal reflection.