Greetings! I'm Kim, owner of Amel Counseling and Consulting. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. Much of that time was spent with children diagnosed with severe mental illnesses and trauma histories in schools, inpatient psychiatric units, and residential treatment facilities.
I come from a strong behavioral based background. I trained at the Kennedy Krieger Insititute with LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) during which I provided trauma informed therapy to children with significant trauma histories. There, I also spent numerous years working with non-verbal students on the Autism Spectrum.
What To Expect
Along with helping parents to create clear expectations and structure, I help children tap into their innate sense of self and build self confidence. I have an eclectic style as a result of my varied experience. I use a number of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy.