Cicily is also versed in 12-Step modalities and understands the unique challenges that accompany recovery. Consultation with your medical providers will be provided, as applicable, to promote better outcomes. Children, adolescents, and adults are seen with developmental needs in mind. Appointments are available in the evenings and Saturday.
Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the state of Florida with a passion to empower others to overcome the challenges of life. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor as well as supervisor of clinical social work interns pursuing licensure.
Kimberly uses a holistic approach in addressing all factors impacting a person, including environmental stressors and trauma history, to bring about positive change. Emphasis is placed on connection between mind, body, and spirit, with insight facilitating a healthy balance. Her spiritual faith led her to the field of clinical social work and belief in the ability to heal. Having personal experience through struggles of life, she feels honored with the opportunity to empower clients to break free from their pain to emerge with freedom and peace, strengthened by stronger coping skills and a more positive outlook on life. She recognizes that health and wellness is a life-long journey, and life challenges open the door for continued strengthening, learning and self-awareness.
Kimberly enjoys working with children, families, and adults with unresolved childhood trauma, family issues, or stress.
I graduated from the New York University School of Social Work in 1983 and have lived and practiced in Naples since 1984. I attended the Rutgers Summer School of Addiction Studies in 1987 and 1990 and have extensive post-graduate training in addiction studies and co-dependency.
For over thirty years I have presented workshops and seminars on “Therapeutic Value of Humor and Play” on a national level, and have published several articles on humor, geriatric issues and improvisational comedy. I am an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Florida Chapter of NASW.
I work with PTSD, anxiety disorders and depression using techniques such as Mindfulness Meditation and Visualization. I treat various medical issues, such as traumatic brain injuries, dialysis, and pain issues. I also work with caregivers for the chronically ill and elderly. My professional and personal experience with pain issues and caregiving for an elderly parent with Parkinson Disease gives me a unique perspective to help others. Although many of our life issues are certainly not funny, by developing “humor strategies” we can confront and cope our difficult situations, dialysis, and pain issues.
Using Improvisational Theatre exercises combined with cognitive behavioral education, I assist people suffering anxiety disorders, Parkinson’s and those in recovery from addictions. I offer a wide range of “Wellness through Improv” classes and workshops privately and at The Naples Players’ Sugden Community Theatre.