Kim's passion is use expressive arts to help children find their strength and resilience and to help parents and caregivers understand, accept, and encourage children, so children can be socially and emotionally successful.
Because children rely on adults to give them the space they need to grow and thrive, Kim holds twice monthly sessions at True North Creative Therapy (truenorthcreativetherapy.com), to nurture you, the parent, grandparent, caregiver, therapist, health care professional, or teacher who deals with children on a daily basis. By helping you take good care of yourself and your creative strivings, you become more conscious and empowered in the choices you make when interacting with your children.
Other groups offered at True North include two girls' groups: "Welcome to My World!" for middle school–age teens, and "My Life, My Way," for high school–age teens.
In addition to facilitating groups, Kim works as a licensed art and play therapist in one-on-one sessions with children of all ages, from preschoolers to adolescents. For the child who acts out, has trouble making friends, or is challenged with self-control, I provide an opportunity for them to gain confidence and social skills, as well as teach you how to support them. As for the teen who struggles to find appropriate ways to identify and express their uniqueness, I offer the space and the possibility for full, safe self-expression so they can develop insight and self-esteem.