I’m a masters-level Marriage & Family Therapy intern, working under the supervision of two (awesome, and insightful!) LMFT’s – Joylene Green and Gaye Stone – while I obtain Tennessee licensure.
In addition to being a counselor, I am a mother of two girls, step-mom to two daughters, and wife to a handsome (I might be biased) English professor.
Here are my professional stats:
- Bachelor of Science Degree (2007): Major in Psychology, from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Minor in Philosophy & Religion: Religious Studies. Departmental Honors thesis: Support for Reverse Developmental Trends: A Correlation Between Memory Errors. Departmental Honors Project, Department of Psychology.
- Master of Arts Degree (2009): Counseling, with a concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy, from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.
- Clinical experience in college counseling centers, community mental health agencies, and private practice.
And here’s some more info about me:
I’m not a native of Chattanooga, but always felt like this was my real home. I grew up in middle Tennessee and attended college in Chattanooga, during which time I fell in love with the city. After living in East Tennessee, Virginia, and Japan (yes, please ask me about it – it was awesome!), I couldn’t wait to move back to Chattanooga and settle here.
I like to use a mix of approaches in counseling, but my favorites involve changing the way interact with our thought processes (Narrative Therapy, The Work, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy if you want to get technical). I work with a variety of ages, but don’t take clients under the age of 15. I also have experience working with individuals, couples, and families.
Because of my own experiences in motherhood, I’ve devoted a lot of my work to women navigating motherhood. I blogged for years on a personal blog, was a contributing writer for The Chattanooga Moms Blog, and now blog about parenting, mental wellness, relationships, and other topics on this website. You can follow me on Instagram (@KimberlyMMFT), Twitter (@KimberlyMMFT), or on my Facebook page (Kimberly Mathis Counseling) to see updates about offerings, new blog posts, and tips on how to live a more authentic and meaningful life.