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Kim Stanley therapist Doylestown

Kim Stanley, MS, LPC, NCC, RYT200

Background

Kim offers trauma-informed mental health counseling for individuals and groups. She is clinically trained to hold space for clients in their efforts to facilitate mental and emotional healing. She has enjoyed professional experience in case management and social work at the community level; was a high school teacher for three years for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia teaching theology and literature; and held management positions in patient access for two hospitals. Prior to pursuing her career as a mental health counselor, Kim worked in business development for local behavioral hospitals, which is where she nourished her love and advocacy for mental healthcare. She possesses extensive experience running partial hospitalization groups at the acute behavioral health level, and loves being able to bring this breadth of skills and knowledge to her work with you. 

It has been a journey to arrive at this point, and it's still not over!

In her free time, she enjoys yoga, reading, and going on adventures with her German Shepherd, Freya.

Education

Coursework in pursuit of a BA in Opera Performance from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts

Bachelor's degree in Theology and Philosophy, with a minor in Literature from the University of Scranton

Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, magna cum laude

200 Hour YTT Training in Kundalini Yoga from Yoga Farm Ithaca

Professional Background

Kim has worked in mental health, educational, and healthcare settings for more than 10 years. She has held roles in mental health case management; high school education; hospital management; business development; and psychotherapy.

 

Philosophy on Counseling

You are already a whole person having a human experience. So often, our sense of self can be overshadowed by  expectations and demands placed on us by our job or society. Our own intuition and authenticity gets lost in the conditioned patterns, habits, and behaviors that have helped us survive to this point. Seeing a therapist can help to disentangle the noise of life and reveal the version of yourself you most want to be.

The therapeutic alliance and relationship IS the medicine when it comes to mental health counseling. The therapeutic approaches you will experience will open up new pathways of understanding, relating to, and interacting with your world. If you are on a prescribed medication, under the care of a psychiatrist, that is a brilliant start. Layering therapy on top of that medication is where the real healing happens.

Therapeutic Approach

Kim's influences in her approach to counseling are gestalt therapy, Jungian psychology, and parts work in addition to training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and somatic stress release.

Kim holds a RYT200 credential, specializing in Kundalini Yoga. She has practiced yoga for more than a decade, and will offer individual sessions to anyone who would like to deepen their yoga or mental health practices using yogic and Ayurvedic techniques.

You can expect that your story will be approached with reverence and sincerity. Ongoing education, consultation, and supervision is a guaranteed part of your experience as you work together with Kim towards disentanglement.

 

Licensure

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania

License number: PC016505

Expiration date: 2/2025

 

Clients

Kim's clients are typically working adults who may be living through an isolated distressing event, unpacking years of traumatic circumstances, simply "checking-in" to manage current stressors, or who may be fully invested in their mental healing for a long-term commitment to the therapeutic process. However you show up, you will be met with empathy and flexibility.

Kim specializes in working with individuals who experience anxiety disorders, mood dysregulation, depression, and personality disorders. Kim is also highly effective with individuals who may have no diagnosis at all, but who may be experiencing some other existential or experiential distress.

Additional niches include:

  • Individuals who are new to psychotherapy

  • Individuals who may have experienced difficulty trusting mental health therapists

  •  Musicians; singers; artists; performers

  • Military veterans and active military

  • Law enforcement

  • Individuals struggling with infertility

  • Interpersonal relationships

  •  Members of underground social scenes such as punk/hardcore/metal/etc.

  •  Individuals who want to talk about spirituality in any capacity

 I have uniquely abundant experience with each of these groups and can offer compassionate and comprehensive support.

Fees

Individual psychotherapy is the primary service offered by Kim. The fee per session is $150. Alternative options are available for individuals experiencing financial hardship. Please see the Services tab to learn more about additional services and fees.

 Every effort will be made to make services equitable and affordable. Please call or email to discuss options.

Kim now accepts Cigna, Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, and Optum insurance plans.

Kim can provide a "Superbill" as an "Out-of-Network" provider for individuals who wish to use Out-of-Network benefits. She is happy to assist with this process.

Kim accepts Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Accounts and all major credit cards.

 

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