Kim Ykema Counseling PLLC

Kim Ykema Counseling PLLC

Thanks for your interest in Kim Ykema Counseling PLLC!

In addition to life experience, I have a business degree from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and experience in many different administrative projects.  I earned a MSW degree from Marywood University then earned my credential as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in February 2018 after logging over 3,000 hours of supervised therapy work.   My license for the state of Washington is LW60816188.  I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 2013 and I subscribe to the NASW Code of Ethics.

While I was in grad school, I discovered an InterPlay group in Pennsylvania... my confidence grew as I learned how to have fun with people using movement and storytelling. 

  1. You can learn more about InterPlay by clicking on this link. http://interplay.org/
  2. To learn more about InterPlay classes and events in the state of Washington, click on this link.  http://www.interplayseattle.org/

Now I use InterPlay techniques to support my therapy work in the state of Washington... and I look forward to sharing those tools with you when you are interested.

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I also use:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • and Internal Family Systems in my practice.

Specialties

  • Therapeutic assessment and treatment for adults, college age through retirement
  • Empowerment for those who feel trapped or helpless
  • Mindfulness to increase awareness of self and the ability to focus
  • Relaxation skills to reduce the awareness of chronic pain

Photo Credit: Annelle Hollingsworth

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