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Dr. Kimberly Kerksiek, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Intimacy
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About me

Hello and welcome! I am a licensed therapist with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field across private practice and community settings. I approach therapy from a systemic and client-centered perspective, and utilize a variety of approaches to tailor therapy to the needs of each client. I have been fortunate to work with a very diverse population of individuals and couples with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, substance abuse/recovery, LGBT+ issues, and trauma. I have training in multiple methodologies, including narrative therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, trauma-focused therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy.

My therapeutic approach is collaborative and empowering. Throughout the therapy process, I strive to create an accepting environment so each client feels comfortable processing personal issues or concerns. This, in turn, helps each individual tap into his or her own strengths and achieve desired growth.

Reaching out for help can be difficult, and the therapy process can often be challenging. Through working together, I believe you can achieve your goals, overcome obstacles, and ultimately thrive in your personal endeavors. I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Intimacy

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LMFT 201069


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Kimberly Kerksiek. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Always attentive and has a very calm positive energy about her

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She has helped me to turn around a lifelong conflict with myself. Not only that, but she has helped me to understand why that conflict existed in the first place. Armed with knowledge and comfort, I have found the courage to face myself and my insecurities. I couldn't recommend Dr Kerksiek highly enough.

Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Kim is a great listener and her advice is solid. She has helped me to clarify my issues and use tools to work through them.

Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse