As a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), Kim's driving force is helping others create a life worth living. Kim has advanced training in trauma and addiction, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) and in Chinese Stone and Crystal Medicine (Level 3) through Clarity Stone Medicine with local teacher Sarah Thomas, L.Ac.
Kim's educational background includes earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (2003) and a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling (2005) from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL, where she grew up. Before moving to Asheville in 2011, she lived in Atlanta where she worked in a university setting, community mental health center and later school-based mental health. Prior to building her practice in Asheville, she worked in a community health setting providing outpatient mental health and substance dependence therapy in a clinic, school-setting and a domestic violence shelter.
Kim is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Creativity in Counseling and is actively involved with the NC Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddling, gardening, photography, writing and playing with her furry, four-legged-children, Merlin and Simon.
More information about Kim's individual therapy practice can be found at kimskelton.com.
Favorite quotation: "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." - Max Ehrmann (Desiderata)