Kim Lawson, LMFT

I believe we are all resilient, dynamic beings, capable of amazing growth, no matter how overwhelming our challenges may feel.  I also believe each of us deserves a safe environment in which we can truly be seen and heard, without judgement. I strive to create that safe space where every thought, feeling, and big life question is allowed – where YOU are allowed to show up as your most authentic self; and where you can explore deeper wounds from the past, while learning effective tools to manage a variety of stressors in the present.  Life is a journey of twists and turns, and at times, our challenges can be intensified by our surroundings, a big life transition, or dealing with a society which may not view us through an intersectional lens. When equipped with the right tools, however, we can be empowered to face both internal and external obstacles with great success. My ultimate goal is to support you in facing your challenges, using your unique strengths and interests to find meaningful, creative solutions to life’s problems, so that, ultimately, you can thrive in the kind of life you want to live.  I would be honored to join you on your journey of healing, self-discovery, and growth. 

I completed my Master’s in Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco in 2010.  Over the years, I have provided mental health services in the specialty areas of anxiety disorders, juvenile delinquency, and the LGBTQ+ community in various settings throughout San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Currently, I am a member of the LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah, and am passionate about providing a Safe Space for LGBTQ+ individuals and families.  As a therapist, I teach Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) skills, as well as mindfulness, creative expression, and guided imagery to help alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and grief.  In my spare time, I love exploring the wilderness with my Coydog, creating art, and learning how to grow my first garden.