Kimberly Clapp

“Vulnerability sounds like the truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Brene Brown

Kimberly Clapp M.S. M.A. C.R.C. M.F.T.

Marriage & Family Therapist

After volunteering as a Peer Counselor in high school, I knew I wanted to study psychology. I attended Emmanuel College in Boston receiving a B.S. in Psychology. I went on to receive my M.S. degree in Psychology Rehabilitation Counseling from Cal State Los Angeles. After working in the counseling field for over 20 years I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a therapist.

Masters in Clinical Psychology

In 2006 I completed my Masters in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University and after the completion of my internships I was licensed in 2009. I spent most of my internship working at an art school with artists helping them to move through creative blocks. In addition I supervised teens at Teenline, a peer to peer hotline located at Cedars Sinai Hospital.

Couples & Sex Therapy

I have completed my fellowship at the UCLA Couples and Sex Therapy Training Program with Dr. Walter Brackelmanns MD through AACAST (The American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists).

Trauma & EMDR Therapy

I completed my EMDR training at the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. This specific training focuses on using mindfulness with trauma focused care.

I am a certified Rehabilitation Counselor and have a Domestic Violence Certification. I am committed to helping others improve the quality of their lives including helping them uncover what a quality life would look like to them.

I have over 25 years experience in mental health and over 10 years experience as a therapist.

Treatment Specialties

Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming.
When nothing is certain, anything is possible. –Mandy Hale

My Approach

Compassionate, Empathetic & Active
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I use a compassionate, empathetic and active approach to empower clients to navigate through life challenges, you will also find that I am curious and conversational. I have been described as caring, skilled and collaborative. I do believe that people have all the answers they just need the space to explore and connect to them.

Trained To Listen
I am trained to listen for themes or patterns and offer feedback based on what I hear. My experience both personal and professional has led me to believe, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that anything is possible. Clients who come to me who are stuck, discouraged or hopeless will find that I do believe that they can have a life beyond their wildest dreams. I am convinced people can change, overcome and thrive. Therapy is a very personal experience and I take my job seriously, however, I do laugh with my clients, I believe we can use humor to heal.

Value Relationships
I value my relationships with my clients and make myself easily accessible. I encourage clients to express if they are comfortable with my approach and techniques. I find consistency to be important and will use time between sessions to process possible ways to help my clients.

Innovative Techniques
I am passionate about using innovative techniques to treat trauma including EMDR. I have received specialized training in sex and couples therapy in order to offer my clients a specific approach to communicating. I enjoy working with individuals and couples helping them to overcome relationship issues as well as sexual issues that may be affecting their quality of life.

10+ Years Experience
I have over 10 years experience as a therapist and love what I do. I am constantly studying new approaches for treating a variety of issues in order to have the tools necessary to help my clients. I believe everyone's needs are different and want to work together to help my clients improve their lives.

If you would like to explore working with me and how it might change your life for the better — don’t wait — call me today or click below to set up your complimentary consultation!

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