Kim Strong, LCSW
Kim Strong, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Grief and Loss
Interpersonal Relationship Conflict
University of Arizona- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Southern California- Master of Social Work
50 minute in-person sessions available in the San Francisco-Nob Hill location.
Clients typically come to me with concerns about depression, anxiety, stress management, challenges in their personal and professional relationships or unwanted behavioral patterns they are looking to change. Many of my clients have had negative and traumatic experiences that have shaped their lives in ways that burden them with unwanted feelings, beliefs, behaviors and toxic relationships. By the end of our work together, most clients report feeling more in control, more confident and more capable of living their best lives.
I take a whole human approach to my work with clients. I create an environment in which clients can be their real and authentic selves. It's important to me that client's feel safe and comfortable enough to be vulnerable and open to being supported in their healing. I use two different modalities of therapy when working with clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Both incorporate a the clients developmental history as well as specific interventions for the issues they're facing. I help clients to challenge old beliefs systems that are getting in the way of the kind of life they want to live. We work together help you learn new ways of thinking and reacting to themselves and the world around them. My hope is that clients will look forward to their sessions and be motivated to do great work for themselves.
WHY I LOVE THIS WORK
It's an honor to be a witness to other people's growth and healing. I do this work because it works! I have seen hundreds of clients change and grow in ways they never thought possible and begin to live their best life. My clients are truly inspiring to me.
WHAT I WANT FOR YOU
I want you to feel relief from the emotional turmoil you may be experiencing and feel confident in yourself and your life. I want you to feel like you know yourself better and can tune into your strengths and accept your weakness with compassion. I want you to learn how to be the best version of yourself when you're alone and when you're with others. I want you to be able to fully experience this life and all it has to offer you.
MY SPECIALTIES, BACKGROUND, AND PERSONAL INTERESTS
I'm originally from Arizona where I studied psychology at the University of Arizona. I then went on to earn a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. I specialize in working with adult clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, stress management and conflicts in their interpersonal relationships. I've worked in various settings including inpatient care, hospice inpatient units, inpatient psychiatric units, private practice and community mental health.
In my spare time I love being with friends and exploring SF, hanging out with my cocker spaniel or going yoga and hip hop classes.
Gottman Couples Certified Level 1
EMDR Certified Level 1