Kim Cardinal, LCMHC- Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates

About Kim Cardinal, LCMHC- Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates

“From my perspective as a psychotherapist, healing is built on a good, strong foundation of trust. It is gradual, and happens organically through dialogue–telling of the client’s story. As well, by the therapist supporting talk openly, and being a trusting participant. Feeling safe, respected and willing to share with someone who truly hears you is key. Finding your answers through exploring what has worked in the past, and what didn’t, will give your therapy experience grow merit and substance. Together, we can find what will help you live fully today, while developing skills to build the future you that you desire.”

Clinical Perspective
Cognitive behavioral therapy can be thought of as a combination of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. Psychotherapy emphasizes the importance of the personal meaning we place on things and how thinking patterns begin in childhood. Behavioral therapy pays close attention to the relationship between our problems, our behavior and our thoughts. Most psychotherapists who practice CBT personalize and customize the therapy to the specific needs and personality of each patient.

My training began with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy). I understand how complex relationships are within couples, friends, families and individuals. I desire to help you sort out your own identity and strengths, even if you were never told or supported in this before.

EDUCATION:
Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Health Counseling – University System of New Hampshire.
Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology – Springfield College.
Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling– Springfield College.

Trainings:
Trauma Based Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Grief Counseling, Cancer Support, End of Life Issues.

Licensure
NH LCMHC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor NH# 1045
MA LMHC Licensed Mental Health Clinician MA# 8328

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Locations

    Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates – Portsmouth Islington

    539 Islington Street
    Suite 4
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

    Insurance

    • Aetna
    • Anthem
    • Cigna
    • Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Behavioral Health/Optum
    • US Family
    • Value Options/Beacon Health