Kimberly Kooy

Kimberly is a therapist at the Refuge Center. She holds a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Lipscomb University with a specialization in play and expressive arts therapy. Kimberly is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and is currently working towards full licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Kimberly has a BS in Communications from Oral Roberts University and a MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. Before becoming a therapist, Kimberly lived and worked in many countries teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).

Kimberly uses a client-centered, integrative and collaborative approach to help people achieve their therapeutic goals. She is passionate about working with men and women of all ages through the transitional stages of life. Kimberly’s clinical areas of interest include: parenting, divorce and recovery, trauma, self-identity, relationship issues, anxiety, depression and grief and loss.

Kimberly brings Attachment theory, Restoration and Narrative modalities into her work. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels I and II. She is well-versed in somatic experiencing and mindfulness techniques and is deeply rooted in a holistic centered (mind, body and spirit) approach to therapy.