Kimberly Thomas (she/they)

MSW, LSW

Hi! I'm Kim (pronouns she/they), just a out queer woman who bucks everything rooted in the binary. Compassionate. Caring. Competent. Direct.

Psychotherapist in Belleville, IL

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Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Individuals, families, children, teens, and adults with anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, traits consistent with Borderline Personality Disorder, low self-esteem/negative self-talk, school/peer related issues, and parenting challenges are all presenting issues within my wheelhouse. Not only am I LGBTQ+ affirming/of lived experience, but have taken additional training to ensure competent and quality delivery of services to my treasured community.

My Background and Approach

My approach is rooted in attachment theory and healing relational trauma. I try to offer a variety of therapeutic interventions from TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to AAT (Animal-Assisted Therapy) and even EMDR. I work with clients to explore the relationship they currently have with Self and identify strengths and small moments of success from which to build. As we create a healthier sense of Self, we work together to strengthen relationships with others and the world around us. Therapy doesn't have to be boring or stressful. We can work together to make the experience appealing and something you look forward to each week. I am proud of you for taking this step and hope to be a good fit to support your growth.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a social worker, I am ethically obligated to uphold my Code of Ethics, which places a strong emphasis on social justice. Admittedly, I have been doing policy work for equality since I was 14 years old (almost 30 years). First, I worked on marriage equality and then I dedicated myself to working on a ban for "conversion therapy." As such, I have worked with many "conversion therapy" survivors and am well-equipped to work with the LGBTQ+ community through an oppression trauma lens. I have very strong beliefs around justice reform, animal rights, and environmental conservation and ensure that my day-to-day life reflects those values. It is important to me that my clients can sense my dedication to them not only in session, but on a larger scale as well. My lifelong commitment to changing policies that impact the human beings I serve will never waiver.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $30 - 150/session

Info

618-373-9029 Email Kimberly
114 E . Lincoln St.
Belleville, IL 62220

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