Age range: 8 years old through adulthood. Specialty with adolescence through college age students.
Focus: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Grief
Kem believes in the importance of a collaborative client/therapist relationship and supports the therapeutic process with hands-on, practical and educational solutions to utilize throughout your daily life. Together, we will consider a holistic approach, creating an authentic environment in order to facilitate real change.
Kem may utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness strategies, and provide education on the power of the mind and how it interacts with and affects our body.
Knowledge is power. We will work to identify strengths and weaknesses, explore new ideas and create proactive behavior patterns and thought processes to build a sense of empowerment and positive engagement in your life.
Kem is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to receiving her MSW from The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005, Kem worked with homeless women and children as a case manager. Since her graduate degree, Kem has been a School Social Worker, as well as a part-time adjunct academic advisor for MSW students and volunteer program coordinator for young adults participating in a career development year through the National Benevolent Association.
Kem is passionate about and has received specific training in mindfulness-based strategies, grief counseling and women’s issues. Utilizing mindfulness has been a beneficial modality when facing issues of grief, depression, pain management and anxiety. The pressures we might feel from society or the expectations we tend to place on ourselves can feel overwhelming. Kem will help to restore some sense of balance and navigation that fits your individuality, while providing you the time and safe environment to explore, remember and grieve.
BSW/BS in Psychology: Hope College, Michigan, 2000
MSW: Washington University in St. Louis, 2005
Post-Training: Trauma Certification Program 2017.
Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy through the Institute of
Meditation and Psychotherapy 2017-2018.
MBSR and Mindfulness & Yoga.
Accepts: UHC, BCBS & Out-of-Network
Private pay clients have the ability to guide their own therapeutic plan. Meaning that you can decide how often and how long to participate in therapy. It also supports a desire to keep your personal information, therapeutic focus, and any possible diagnosis that is required to reported to your insurance company completely confidential. A 50-minute session is $95. Payment is due at the time of service. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. There is a reduced rate available to those who are veterans, currently serving, or a partner or child of a veteran.