Next up we have Kimberly Macias! She is an associate professional clinical counselor (APCC 5752), working with our clinical supervisor, Jennifer Gonzalez (LMFT 98444). Kim is really talented at finding solution focused ways to help her clients, even the youngest kids she works with. She loves working with parents and is truly an amazing resource for families who want to blend learning tools to help their children and time to process the challenges they are experiencing.
Who do you LOVE working with?
I love working with clients from all walks of life, from children to adults and everything in between. I love working with clients to build confidence and self-esteem, and I love being able to help clients meet their goals.
What should potential clients know about you and your style in therapy?
I strive to provide a warm and nurturing space for you to identify your needs and goals. I approach therapy as a partnership between me and my clients to help you reach your goals, and I strive to create a space where you can be yourself.
What is your favorite parenting tip or recommendation?
I always recommend that parents spend time one-on-one with their children where the child gets to pick the activity. You may be surprised by what they choose! And it's a great way to show how special they and their interests are to you.
What advice would you like to have received when you were younger?
I would have liked to hear, and I want everyone to know, that it is okay to ask for help when you need it. There is nothing wrong with seeking the help you need, and it's the first step on the journey to better mental health.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I am a big book nerd and love to read. I also like to explore the city with my family, try new foods, and see new places.
At Thrive, we take a positive, client-centered approach to therapy that is focused on creating a genuine connection with our clients. If you would like to talk with Kimberly Macias, or another Thrive therapist about yourself, your child, or teen attending therapy we offer in person and video sessions, please reach out to us by phone at 858-342-1304.
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