Hi there! My name is Kimberly Harter and I am a counselor at Restoration Counseling. I have a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University where I was also a member of Chi Sigma Iota, which was a great honor for sure. I got my bachelors in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Perhaps more importantly, it is my life experiences that led me to this calling of counseling. My professional memberships include American Counseling Association as well as American Association of Christian Counselors.
It is my belief that if you have gone through traumatic experiences, and are dealing with overwhelming depression or unmanageable anxiety due to this trauma, healing is possible. Many of our life experiences have left us with emotional scars, whether as a child or an adult. I strive to provide a safe, honest and open space to help you bring your heart and soul back to life on your journey of healing. In order to better facilitate this, I have received additional training in play therapy, trauma-informed therapy and grief counseling. I also have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults of all ages. It is my passion to help guide those who have experienced the tragedies of life, past and present, from ashes to beauty. My goal is to help clients pick up the pieces to restore and improve their outlook and mental health. My office is a secure, non-judgmental place where you can safely walk through this process. Experience has taught me about the power of healing through relationships and self-awareness. I work collaboratively with clients to help process their hurts and hang-ups, by working on unhealthy thought processes and behaviors that have hindered progress in their life and relationships. My approach is client-centered, while utilizing multiple therapeutic techniques to include play therapy, CBT and others specific to client needs. I also take a holistic approach, as I believe physical, emotional and spiritual health are integral in healing.
I have three children ranging from elementary to high school, with two dogs that keep us very busy! We enjoy any activities by the water and spending time with family. We have lived in central, east, and now southwest Florida, which has been our home for over 10 years. We love it here! Please contact me with any questions you have regarding your journey towards health and wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org.