Kim Callahan, LCSWA
About Kim Callahan
Hello, my name is Kim Callahan (she/her/hers) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate (LCSWA) and a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW). My goal is to help others think outside the typical, to be creative and see things and obstacles from a different perspective.
I work with late adolescents, young adults and, adults. I have always had a desire to sit with people, know their struggle, and offer support whether you are a young or seasoned human being. This approach creates what my practice is based upon - to listen and provide insight. I also believe that earning your trust throughout this process strengthens our dynamic and creates a working relationship that promotes healing. It is vital to the process of therapy that you feel heard and validated when sitting with me. This technique encapsulates a way to address the whole self while also healing the past.
Life experience has garnered my intuition that I blend with clinical knowledge creating a therapy session that is one-of-a-kind for each person I meet. I believe working with people at times is similar to putting puzzle pieces together. There is a bigger picture that is sometimes missed, and I am astute at pulling out those details that allow for connections and healing to occur. There is a blend of the past and present story that once healed leads to a brighter future.
My expertise comes from varied experiences working with diverse populations and finding ways to triumph over life transitions (such as relocation, career or family changes, separation or divorce), depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, self-esteem, self-worth, and grief to name a few. My skills come from being a trauma-informed therapist. In furthering my education in the field of trauma I believe I’m on the cutting edge of being able to work with varied challenges that people present.
I also take a person-centered approach. This means our work together will be conversation based. There are techniques and approaches that won’t feel like you are being put under a microscope, but hopefully validated and heard.
I believe in the awesome power of mindfulness and how to break down that word to its simplest form: learning to be still. I have seen the magnificent change in a person when the lightbulb goes off and all things come together. The details that stack against us, what we believe and how we feel about ourselves can create such dissonance.
The resolution is in knowing you are capable, able to feel better and emerge from the hardships but not let it define you! Your ability to put life back together in a healthy and whole way will define you, and I will be there to guide you in achieve the desired results. My passion is in the ability to see beyond the initial struggle and look at the bigger picture by remaining open and available without judgement. During this transitionary time, it can be difficult to know how to trust. You and I will develop a “we” that moves together on the journey to wellness together.
Please note, clients are responsible for calling their insurance to verify insurance benefits for Outpatient Therapy (in-network or out-of-network benefits if Wake Counseling provider is not in-network with your insurance plan). Here are commonly accepted plans by this provider:
BCBS (Out-of-Network for Blue-Local Plans for Duke & WakeMed)
Out-of-Network Insurance: You can still work with Kim using self-pay rate. We can submit claims for out-of-network (OON) insurance on your behalf as a courtesy for reimbursement if allowed by your insurance or provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance.
Private pay, fee schedule is as following for psychotherapy session:
Initial Assessment/Consultation - $150
45 minute session - $90
45-60 minutes - $120
* There will be $50 no-show/late cancellation fee for missed appointment on weekdays & $90 no-show/late cancellation fee for weekend appointment unless cancel appointment 24 hours in advance.
SpecialtiesAnxiety, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues
Age Group FocusAdults
Treatment ApproachesCognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy
IssuesADHD, Adoption, Aging, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Caregiver Stress, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Grief, Internet Addiction, Introversion, Leadership, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues