Kimberly Louvin, LCSW
Licensed Clinical & School Social Worker
I have worked in K-12 schools, universities, nonprofits, ministry, and with community organizations for over ten years supporting teens, young adults, and families through the transitions of middle and high school and from high school into the next steps of life - higher education, the workforce, or starting a family. I have worked with teens since before Snapchat and came of age when social media was just beginning, so I incorporate healthy internet use as a part of my practice and am very familiar working with families who are concerned about their teen’s internet use. I even spent a few years running an after-school program at an elementary school and attempted to coach 6th grade soccer for a VERY brief minute between making slime and serving chicken nuggets. I love building relationships and helping others feel more in control of their lives, access support beyond me to achieve their goals, and have healthier relationships with themselves and others. As a School Social Worker, I have worked with anyone interested in talking through something on their mind for a decade. In my private practice, I desire to work with anyone who desires to work with me and we both determine we’re a good match. I have extensive experience supporting educators and other essential workers experiencing high-stress work environments, burnout, and other workers experiencing systemic oppression through unhealthy labor practices and wages. If you’ve done therapy in the past and experienced being told that your environment or circumstances shouldn’t impact your mental health so much, know that I will never say that to you. You are a human in an environment that is vying for your attention, money, and heart.
I have worked in schools, nonprofits, ministry settings, and with community organizations for over ten years supporting teens, young adults, and families through the transitions of middle and high school. I love getting to know clients and helping you integrate your story in a way that helps you regain a sense of control over your emotions, experiences, and future. My focus areas are burnout and stress, anxiety and trauma, autism and neurodivergence, and religious trauma/faith deconstruction. Do you miss feeling some other type of way? Maybe you thought needing to talk to someone meant something was wrong with you or that you were “broken”. Maybe you have even thought therapy was for people who “didn’t try hard enough.” Therapy with me involves me asking you questions, sifting through the answers together, and crafting a toolbox of coping strategies for you to utilize between and outside of our time together to get closer to having the life you want without feeling controlled or consumed by your inner world. I love building relationships and helping others feel more in control of their lives, access support beyond me to achieve their goals, and have healthier relationships with themselves and others. I want to help you learn how to navigate things beyond your control. I am here listen. We can sort it out together. I don’t have a magic wand, but I promise to listen to you, validate your experiences, and help you gain new skills to utilize as you ride the waves.