Kimberly Bailey, MBA, MS, AMFT
Kimberly is a State of California Board Certified Marriage and Family Therapist Intern license # 96936. Kimberly has a Bachelors degree in Business Marketing, a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), and a Masters degree in Counseling/Marriage Family and Child Therapy. Kimberly is a current board member for the nonprofit organization Care For Us; a free therapeutic support service for caretakers of special needs children and adults, she is the current President of Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society; A Social Service Organization at University of Phoenix – San Diego. Kimberly has over 20 plus years experience working in the field of psychology, and a passion and gift for working with children, adolescents, young adults and families; creating a respected reputation for compassion and results. Kimberly worked with additional populations such as former military men, women and families, dual diagnosis, drug and alcohol, older adult, and intensive acute care psychiatric populations.
Kimberly’s experience began with the United Methodist Children’s of Home of Ruston LA, where she worked as the Assistant Supervisor for James House. After four in a half years with the Methodist Children’s Home, Kimberly moved back home to California where she worked with New Haven Boys Home (New Haven Youth and Family Services), Oak Grove Institute (Oak Grove Center), and San Diego Center for Children before starting her career with Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Child and Adolescent Program. Kimberly has worked for 19 plus years at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital developing her skillset, working with the mental health population has made Kimberly an ardent champion for success in recovery.
Kimberly’s commitment to the field of counseling is evidenced by her years of service with children and young adults in both residential and clinical settings. Kimberly completed her internship with Veteran’s Village of San Diego where she assisted in developing treatment plans for clients with drug and alcohol addiction and dual diagnosis. Kimberly conducted individual therapy, facilitated and co- facilitated Client-Centered groups, diagnosed and treated mental and emotional disorders in the context of marriage and family systems. Kimberly is trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and is Health Care Provider CPR certified. Kimberly has assisted with program development at Sharp Mesa Vista, Child and Adolescent unit and consulted numerous psychiatrists and psychologists on specific interventions for patient/client care.
Kimberly uses Existential, Psychotherapeutic and Family Systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals and families, as well as Virgina Satir’s Change Process Model to assist in family reconstruction; Kimberly developed her treatment modality after years of experience in the field of psychology coupled with personal life experience. Kimberly uses Existentialism to establish and emphasize freedom and choice which help clients develop their own meaning to their life.
Kimberly’s experience includes but is not limited to, poor family dynamics, anger management, autism, self-mutilation, ADD/ADHD, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, school issues, and developing personality disorders, life changes, grief, PTSD, treating military men, women, and families.
“My goal as a therapist is to support you and tailor therapy to your individual needs, so you can see results and live a happy fulfilling life.”