Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling + Sex Therapy

Meet Kim

kim+picWelcome! I am a certified sex therapist with 12 years experience working with individuals and couples. I tend to think outside the box and use a gentle engaged, interactive, collaborative, and creative approach.

I work with people to better understand their relationships.  Not only in relationships with partners and family members, but also in relationship to one’s body, thoughts, stress, and Self.  I aim to help people feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.  Through integrating the mind and body, I help people feel more authentic, engaged in and content with life, fully embodied in daily activities, sexually satisfied and empowered.

Sex therapy sessions are similar to those conducted with other counselors – sex therapy is talk therapy. As a sex therapist, I bring extensive training beyond the basic counseling to address the highly personal and emotional issues around sexual concerns. My specialized training in sexual health makes it possible to view through the bio-psycho-social lens and evaluate a multitude of concerns, along with medical, emotional, cultural, and lifestyle factors to guide you to better sexual health and satisfaction.

My professional and personal journey have led me to blend Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy, mindfulness, compassion, breath and bodywork, neurobiology, mind-body techniques, and the creative healing arts when appropriate.

In a safe, warm, and nurturing environment, I work with individuals and couples to communicate more effectively and connect more fully with oneself. I look at the entire person, rather than a disorder or label. I recognize that one size does not fit all, and tailor my clinical approach to fit the unique needs and strengths of each individual.

I received my graduate degree from New York University, and have additional post-graduate psychotherapy training from The William Alanson White Institute, New York, NY and Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, PA. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York State.  I am also a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) through AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists).

My training and employment history include The Council for Relationships, Drexel University, West Chester University, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, The Juilliard School, The Renfrew Center, The Creative Therapies Institute, and Performance Wellness, Inc.

I am currently affiliated with the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), American Counseling Association (ACA), Psychology Today, and Certification Board of Music Therapists.

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Kimberly Atwood, MA, LPC
New clients may schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation. Please let me know some times that work for you.
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