Kim Wiley, MS, LMHC
CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPIST
Kim Wiley’s counseling practice specializes in providing psychotherapy to meet the mental health needs of young children ages toddler through teen AND strives to promote the well-being of each unique family system as a whole. Her counseling style is warm, dynamic, and integrative in nature, grounded in a thorough understanding of childhood development, attachment theory, and ongoing advances in developmental neurobiology. Kim also incorporates several other theories and practices into her work including family systems and psychodynamic theories; she utilizes classical play therapy, art therapy, sand tray therapy, psycho-education, and cognitive/behavioral approaches.
Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Mental Health from Western Washington University, a Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from Seattle Pacific University, and received her School Counseling ESA credential from the University of Washington. She has over twenty years of counseling experience in Whatcom County working with children and families as an elementary and middle school counselor, and over twenty-five years of volunteer experience working with local migrant families, homeless families, and with various organizations dedicated to youth and family advocacy.
Childhood issues she is qualified to address include: childhood trauma (including childhood sexual abuse), family conflict and transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, attachment and adoption challenges (TBRI approach), co-parent counseling, support for special needs children including children with high function autism spectrum disorder, and helping families navigate the educational IEP process. Her office is ADA accessible and 'all' families are welcome. Kim’s clinical specialty is utilizing play therapy and sand tray therapy approaches with children experiencing issues related to trauma, grief, and loss.
You can contact Kim by confidential voicemail at (360) 961-8241 or visit her website at www.kimwileytherapy.com.