Kimberly Powelson, MSW
Kimberly received her B.S. in Marriage, Family and Human Development in 2003 from Brigham Young University, and her Masters in Social Work from Eastern Washington University in 2007. She completed an internship at Children’s Home Society of WA, where she provided individual and family therapy, and facilitated supportive parenting groups. Her post-graduate work has been centered mainly in clinical therapeutic work with children and youth ages 4-18. While individual therapy often remains focused on individual needs, Kimberly’s background in family studies and social work helps her keep a broad perspective needed to address contextual factors in creating a supportive environment for change. As such, she puts strong emphasis on parental involvement in the therapeutic process.
Kimberly has provided services for individuals and families dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and divorce. She uses brief therapeutic approaches and psychoeducation to help individuals increase self awareness, create a brighter vision of the future, and find realistic ways of applying positive change. She believes in integrating creative approaches to more fully engage clients, and often uses art, play, and sandtray play in the therapeutic process. Kimberly is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington.