Kimberly Adams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She earned her Master’s Degree in Science from the Columbia University School of Social Work and completed field placements at Mercy Hospital in Chicago and at the Employee Assistance Program Consortium at Memorial-Sloan Kettering/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She is a current participant in the Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) training program and Dialectical Behavioral Training (DBT) consultation and skills group at the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health.
Ms. Adams completed supervision for her clinical license as a birthparent social worker at Adoptions Together in Silver Spring, Md., and as a psychotherapist at the Counseling Center for Human Development in Cranford, Nj.; A New Dawn Psychotherapy Associates in Bethlehem, Pa., and Pathways for Change Counseling Center in Emmaus, Pa. She has seen her practice evolve through the use of Evidence-Based Treatment and often works with clients for whom therapy as usual, such as active listening and catharsis, has not led to lasting change. These clients tend to report rapid and meaningful results once therapy instead focuses on CBT concepts such as rehearsed interpersonal communication, behavioral activation, and in-session practice of breathwork and mindfulness.
Ms. Adams holds certificates in Military and Veteran Behavioral Health, CBT for Insomnia, and Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma, all though the Center for Deployment Psychology. She volunteered and trained with The Soldier’s Project, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles; and has co-presented about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with a 100% disability rated Army veteran for Chestnut Hill College doctoral students in Germantown, Pa.
Research indicates that the most effective CBT therapists pursue a Mindfulness practice of their own. Toward this end, Ms. Adams is an Ashtanga yoga student and also deeply immerses herself in nature as a hiker, kayaker, and native plant gardener. She is originally from Colorado and is professional ski instructor with a Children’s Specialtist certificate at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, Pa. She has presented to other psychotherapy and social work professionals about goal-setting and self-care, most recently at the Northampton County Children, Youth and Families, and through Project Child of the Lehigh Valley.
Ms. Adams believes diversity is life and continually listens to understand the meaning of a client’s racial, ethnic, religious, physical health and ability, socioeconomic, and SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) status in their individual experience