Specializations & Experience
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.
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.
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 utilizes many techniques for her specialties in:
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.
Ages 11+, Specialty with adolescence through college age students.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dog Assisted Therapy:
Kem is able to utilize Burke, her licensed therapy dog within her counseling
sessions. Burke is certified as a CHAMP (Canine Helpers Allow More
Possibilities) Therapy Dog. This enables him to make visits to facilities in an
effort to provide comfort, care and joy to others, just as is the expectation in
the therapeutic setting. Animals provide a sense of security and emotional
support, and dogs in particular can offer unconditional acceptance, positive
regard, and can promote relaxation. Research has demonstrated that
petting an animal can help lower blood pressure and heart rate, as well as
increase oxytocin (a hormone in the brain that promotes feelings of love,
bonding and well-being).
Kem’s experience includes:
• Private Practice
• Certification in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
• NASW membership
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
$115.00 for 50 minutes
$105.00 for 50 minutes
For her services you may pay by cash,
credit card, or check.
Please call 314.413.3526
for more information