Kim Kriesel, MSC, LAC, NCC
MEET OUR PERINATAL THERAPIST
Arizona native Kim Kriesel is passionate about helping moms-to-be and new moms in their journey to and through motherhood. No two women will experience motherhood in the same way and sometimes being a mom doesn't always feel like the perfect experience that was expected during pregnancy.
Kim earned her undergraduate in business and her master's in clinical mental health counseling through University of Phoenix. She also has advanced training and experience in the areas of infertility, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy trauma and infant loss.
As a certified provider of Compassionate Bereavement Care through international nonprofit MISS Foundation, she is also trained in trauma work utilizing EMDR psychotherapy. She has also been recognized by the International Association of Trauma Professionals as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Additionally, the Gilbert resident volunteers in her community as a member of the Crisis Response Team for Chandler Fire, Health and Medical Department.
In her and her husband's journey to becoming parents to two healthy young children, the couple also struggled with infertility and had devastating losses along the way. In overcoming her own grief and transitioning to a place of peace and acceptance, her passion now lies in helping women who are also experiencing infertility and motherhood challenges and traumas. In working with her clients, Kim exudes warmth, deep understanding, unwavering support and a unique way of bringing understanding, positive perspective and resolution to situations that can seem unbearably sad.
In her time away from work, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading, traveling and taking the occasional trip to the spa. She looks forward to helping all moms reach a healthy and positive mental state that will propel them forward in motherhood and in their daily lives.
Education, Training & Licensure
In order to serve women in this capacity, Kim has completed special training and/or certification in the areas of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Grief and Loss and Trauma.
Kim is a Licensed Associate Counselor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners currently practicing under the Supervision and Independent License of Diana Canfield, LPC.
Compassionate Bereavement Care Certification through MISS Foundation, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust, and the Center for Grief and Loss.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:Components of Care Training
Certified Trauma Professional (CCTP) through International Association of Trauma Professionals.
Licensed Associate Counselor through the State of AZ
Counselor (LAC) through Arizona Board of Behavioral Health (AZBBHE)