Kimberly Austin (she, her, hers)

LCSW

I help people grow beyond internal blocks in the direction of healing and change. Specializing Brainspotting and EMDR.

Therapist in Portland, ME

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Does something from your past continue to prevent you from living fully or expanding? You are "OK" but, you don’t feel OK? Maybe a traumatic or negative experience is over but, doesn’t feel completely over. You don’t feel like yourself and the world feels different. Or maybe you know you could be more successful, creative...thrive more in your life but there is "something"(know or unknown) blocking you creatively or professionally or from feeling more contentment? I help move blocks.

My Background and Approach

I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 17 years and during that time I have learned and used many therapeutic approaches that have been helpful to my clients. But I have found Brainspotting and EMDR to be the most transformative and powerful approaches. They are two approaches that go beyond just talking. They respect the deep connection between brain and body and are able to access peoples' inherent capacity for healing. I have witnessed people recover from trauma and release blocks that have been held unconsciously in the mind and body. People see me for trauma recovery as well as for performance enhancement and creative expansion. I see people for long term work and often people will come to me for a few sessions of adjunctive working using Brainspotting or EMDR on a specific issue.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Compassion, honesty, and humor are key aspects of my approach. I have a profound respect for the human spirit and believe that we all have the capacity to experience life meaningfully-- with purpose and joy. We all have struggles and we all have gifts and I consider therapy as a way to gain insight and use all of it towards growth for ourselves and others. I try not to discriminate. I believe in social justice and racial equity. I know I have blind spots and work on checking myself and my privilege. I hold both Christian and Buddhist beliefs and find spirituality to be an important part of this human life but, know that can show and many different ways.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 18 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200 - 300/session

Info

207-295-7427 Email Kimberly
Virtual-
Maine & New York
Portland, ME 04102

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