Learn About Kim
I was born and raised in Michigan and I’ve never moved from the Mitten State. I love it here. Michigan is kind of like the cul-de-sac of the country – you don’t usually drive into Michigan unless you have a desire to be here – it’s not a state people typically drive through to get to another state.
I’m married with 4 adult children and several grandchildren. Through marriage, divorce, remarriage, and blended family struggles, life has brought many opportunities to learn and successfully grow as a parent.
I earned my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and I hold an LPC license in the state of Michigan. I am a Board Certified TeleMental Health Counselor (BC-TMH), which allows me the ability to offer excellent flexibility in online counseling methods in my state. Due to COVID-19, I no longer have face-to-face sessions in my office. I only provide online virtual counseling through secure HIPPA-compliant video chat.
Clients must live in the state of Michigan. My focus even in college was strengthening families with a heavy concentration on parenting styles and their effect on childhood behavior. The name of my business actually has a duality in meaning. While my EPIC Parenting Academy is focused on "coaching" parents who want to be confident and empowered, this business is counseling and recognizes The Power In Parenting with “HOW” we were parented as a child. Our experiences as a child can affect the way we react and respond to the people around us as we grow into adults. The dynamics of our early childhood home can have a lasting impression and some of those impressions can be hurtful emotionally, physically, and spiritually. When they are hurtful experiences, they can impact us in every aspect of our lives. Examples might be from trusting relationships to fear of taking risks, or the desire to be controlling to counteract being overcontrolled as a child.
I also work with family court, helping with court-ordered counseling, co-parenting sessions, as well as reunification therapy if there has been a separation between parent and child.
So, take a deep breath and know your journey toward healing and overcoming is just about to start! I am able to be objective while building a rapport with my clients as we work together toward a common goal – a better life.