Kimberly Diggles, PhD, LMFT
About Kimberly Diggles
When we are in the midst of crisis we can question our abilities to overcome. Like quicksand, these self-defeating thoughts pull us even deeper into despair and we may become seduced by seclusion. Instead, I believe we should strive to accept our struggles as the catalysts that can bring us into closer connection with others and thus be more empowered to overcome. My practice of therapy involves helping people realize that to struggle is not unique and that connections with others during those times can be the difference between surrendering to weakness and reclaiming your strength.
My specialties include: working with teens; supporting medically stable teens and adults managing eating disorders; family therapy; therapy for couples facing transition (i.e.: marriage, family planning); support for separated couples seeking to co-parent together; and Trauma-focused therapy.
My therapeutic approach avoids the idea that there is a "right" way to look at things; I often challenge my clients to do the same when they are "stuck." As an African American woman, I also embrace the role that culture and gender play in creating our struggles, as well as manifesting our resiliency. I look forward to hearing your unique story. Evening and weekend availability.
SpecialtiesEating Disorders, Family Conflict, Trauma / PTSD
Age Group FocusAdolescents, Adults
Treatment ApproachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Family / Marital, Family Systems, Feminist, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused
IssuesAnxiety, Child or Adolescent, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Marital / Premarital, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Trauma / PTSD