Adoption Competent Therapist
Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and certified Adoption Competent Therapist. She has vast experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. She specializes in working with issues related to adoption, foster care, sexual abuse, complex trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety as well as grief and loss. Kim has enjoyed being an outpatient therapist for over 16 years. Additional background and experience has been providing leadership with social work students in their field placements, as well as therapeutic work with adoptees and adoptive parents.
Kim comes from a strengths-based perspective and her therapeutic approach includes psychodynamic, trauma-focused, crisis intervention and family systems therapy. As a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Kim incorporates sandtray therapy, expressive arts, bibliotherapy, narrative and Filial therapies into her practice. She is also certified in Theraplay. She is passionate and committed to her work with children, adolescents and their families. Kim considers therapy to be her life’s work and finds it an honor to be entrusted with being a vessel for others each day.
Kim enjoys providing supervision for licensure as well as for Registered Play Therapy certification. She leads/conducts various workshops through RCC's Play Therapy Training program. She is currently in the process of completing her certification as a Certified Trauma Practitioner through the National Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children.
Master of Social Work – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Social Work – Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
Licenses & Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (VA) - #0904005557
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor(Association for Play Therapy) - # S-2744
Certification as Adoption-Competent Therapist through Center for Adoption Support and Education
Approved to provide LCSW supervision in VA
Approved to provide Registered Play Therapy supervision