In addition to her work as a small group therapist, Kim is Bethesda Workshops’ Clinical Specialist. In this role she handles intake calls from registrants and connects with referring professionals. She also helps potential participants assess if Bethesda Workshops is the right fit for their needs.
Kim brings over 30 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist in the private practice arena, residential addiction industry and community mental health. She treats people with issues related to mental health, addictions, trauma and codependency, and she specializes in working with intimacy disorders, relational betrayal, love, relationship and sex addiction. Kim has been intensively trained as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
She is also Level One Certified in the Marilyn Murray “Murray Method,” which is used to treat individuals with unresolved trauma, addictions and abuse. Kim has also attended the Psychodrama Training Institute at Onsite Workshops and is involved in a psychodrama training group with The Mid-South Center for Psychodrama and Sociometry, which is another effective tool used to treat individuals with unresolved trauma, addictions and abuse.
In addition to Kim’s work at Bethesda Workshops, she maintains a private practice and serves on the clinical staff at The Bridge to Recovery in Kentucky, a residential program for those struggling with addictions, trauma, and codependency. Kim was the clinical director of The Bridge for almost five years before stepping down to a limited clinical position.
Kim received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work in 1985. She and her husband Mark have been married since 1987 and have four grown sons and two grandchildren.