AliKimmellLCSW@gmail.com - LCSW
I treat your decision to enter therapy with respect and curiosity. I use a warm and collaborative approach to help you find connection, relief, and fulfillment in your life. I adjust my approach to meet each client’s unique needs and the problems they are facing. My work is grounded in a psychodynamic and relational approach: that is, I believe that lasting change comes from exploring and ultimately freeing oneself from the underlying causes of current symptoms. Together, we will discover the patterns that are holding you back, and experiment with new ways of being.
I work with people looking for greater satisfaction in their relationships or a clearer sense of purpose and meaning in their lives but who feel held back by repetitive patterns and beliefs. Many of my clients are very good at thinking but feel cut off from their emotional experience.
I see individuals, children, adolescents, and couples of all constellations. I work to create an affirming place for LGBTQ, kink, and poly folks as well as a diverse range of racial and spiritual identities. I also incorporate somatic and mindfulness techniques when appropriate, especially in cases of trauma.
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Family of Origin Issues
Loss or Grief
Mens Issues and Problems
Polyamory and Nonmonogamous Relationships
Trauma and PTSD
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Therapy unique to each client