Kimberly Sharp, L.M.F.T.

Hermosa Beach & San Pedro Licensed Psychotherapist

 

Individual and Relationship Psychotherapy

 

 

Kimberly Sharp’s therapeutic approach is varied, utilizing the best client-centered approaches for each individual client. Somatic psychotherapy, energy psychology, and mindfulness-based theories thoroughly inform her therapeutic approach and enables her to help others increase their mind-body-spirit awareness, develop greater resources for emotional regulation, and process unresolved traumas. Her approaches include energy psychology (Emotional Freedom Techniques and Matrix Reimprinting), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gestalt-oriented therapy, attachment-based therapy, and family systems therapy. Kimberly particularly enjoys helping people recover and heal from negative or traumatic religious/spiritual experiences. Through her years of training and experience using the best psychotherapeutic approaches that work gently and effectively, she loves helping people recover their connection to a sense of joy and contentment in life.

 

 

Professional Experience:

Resilience Treatment Center
Primary Therapist
Provided somatically and energy psychology based individual therapy and DBT therapy for individuals
with primary mental health concerns and co-occurring disorders. Provided family therapy for individual
clients and their families. Co-lead DBT Skills groups, self-compassion groups, process groups, and other
types of groups.

DBT Center of the South Bay
Primary Therapist
Provided comprehensive individual DBT therapy for clients with chronic emotional dysregulation. Co-lead Adult DBT Skills group and family Skills groups with parents and adolescents.

Del Amo Hospital
Clinical Social Worker
Facilitated group psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, transitional aged youth, and children from a DBT, humanistic, Gestalt, and somatically based perspectives at inpatient and outpatient facilities. Provided psychosocial assessments for clients at inpatient and outpatient campuses. Assisted patients and their families through use of psychotherapeutic skills to understand, identify, and resolve complex problems resulting from psychiatric illnesses.

ChildNet Youth and Family Services
Clinician
Assessed, diagnosed, and treated children and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD, disruptive disorders, developmental disabilities and suicidal ideation and attempts utilizing culturally sensitive, client/family-centered, and strength-based models of service delivery.

Harbor Area Counseling Services, Inc.
Provided counseling and psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and children. Treatment modalities with a client-centered focus included Gestalt-oriented therapy, family systems therapy, attachment-based therapy, somatically oriented psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, and art and play therapy with children. Co-led anger management and social skills groups for at-risk elementary aged children, utilizing breathwork and grounding exercises along with teambuilding exercises and play therapy to improve social skills and emotional self-regulation.

St. Joseph Hospital
Chaplain Intern, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program
Provided calm presence and spiritual support to colleagues, staff, and patients in Behavioral Health Services unit, a locked psychiatric inpatient facility which included patients with bi-polar disorder, major depression, suicidal ideations, and patients suffering from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Supported patients and families in Surgical Procedures Unit through active listing and emotional
presence. Attended to patients emotionally and spiritually in General Surgery unit. Provided support to colleagues in CPE program and staff chaplains through active listening and grounded presence to further colleagues’ self-regulation.

TrinityCare Hospice
Provided companionship and support to patients and family members on hospice care. Supported families
dealing with anticipatory grief and offered respite care.

 

Education:

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, concentration in Somatic Psychology

Claremont School of Theology
Coursework in Spiritual Care & Counseling

San Francisco State University
Bachelor of Arts in Economics

 

License and Certifications:

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT103199
Board of Behavioral Sciences

40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Certification
Angel Step Inn

 

Professional Organization Affiliations:

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) Member
The Long Beach-South Bay Chapter of CAMFT Member
Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Member
Toastmasters International, Narrators Toastmasters Club, Member and Board Member

 

“I thoroughly enjoy helping clients connect with the deepest part of themselves which can promote happiness and peace in their lives. My passion is collaborating with clients in creating a life filled with deep peace, meaning, and joy.”

 

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