About Me

                                                                              

Hi! My name is Kim. I’m queer and like adventuring with my spouse and dog Ellie. I LOVE documentaries, true crime, really anything about bigfoot, and listening to the memoirs of powerful women. I’ve been known to use colorful language when I feel passionate or excited or shocked or irritated…so pretty regularly (safe to say it’s a consistent part of my vocabulary). Besides documentaries and true crime I’m really into a good romance movie, two I’ve watched recently are, To All The Boys & Call Me By Your Name.

I love working with people in their twenties and thirties who feel unfulfilled in their lives and find themselves on autopilot wondering “Is this all there is?”. They usually feel stuck in toxic romantic relationships, unhealthy family patterns, or struggling to connect, doubting they’ll ever find a healthy relationship. My own experiences of feeling trapped in patterns, relationships, and jobs that left me drained and wanting more, helped me realize I was allowed to create something different. It’s so tiring, constantly feeling overwhelmed by the pressure to do all the things and always say “yes”. I’ve been there, I can help you break free so you can trust your own judgment and move forward in your life with confidence.

My Background

As a counselor, my experience has been in community mental health as well as working with individuals in private practice. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bridgewater State University and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, #10979) in the state of Massachusetts.

In undergrad, I conducted neuropsychological research in collaboration with Bridgewater State University and Boston University. After graduation, I worked as a clinical research assistant in the Neuropsychology Department at Rhode Island Hospital in collaboration with Brown University. But ultimately, I decided to work toward a career in counseling. I wanted to be able to connect with people in more authentic, meaningful, and collaborative ways. However, I didn’t stop working on research completely. During graduate school and for some time after, I continued to collaborate on research through the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

 

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105 Webster St Suite 5
Hanover , MA 02339

kim@kimobrienlmhc.com
(781) 386-1050