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About Kim Ballein

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Kim Ballein, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies from Arizona State University. She also earned her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, a Nationally Accredited Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Kim is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Phoenix and has facilitated and enhanced Graduate Level Curriculum and Courses in the Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy Programs. She is also a Certified Instructor of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention for a local non-profit agency.

Kim is currently in private practice at AZCounseling. In addition to private practice Kim continues to provide clinical and administrative supervision at a non-profit mental health clinic. Kim currently works with children as young as 3-years old, adolescents and adults. Kim is a Level 2 EMDR trained practitioner, a trained practitioner of the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach, an Advanced Trainer of The Nurtured Heart Approach, an ADHS Credentialed provider and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Kim utilizes a results oriented strength-based approach that best meets the needs of her clients. Kim’s focus areas include: working with child and adult survivors of trauma and abuse couple and marital therapy successful divorce and blended family work finding real life solutions to effectively manage mood and anxiety disorders working with difficult children--especially those that do not respond to traditional parenting techniques. Kim has training and experience in a wide variety of theoretical approaches to address the above issues including but not limited to: Family Systems, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Play Therapy.back to list

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