Florida Therapists

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Kimberly Brown

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Practice Name:

Kimberly Kares Counseling 

City and State:

Gainesville, FL

Website:

https://kimberlykarescounseling.com/

Phone:

352-562-0336

Email:

info@kimberlykarescounseling.com

Preferred Method of Contact:

Email

I'm accepting new...

Individual Clients

I offer...

In Office, Virtual Therapy

I serve...

Children, Teenagers, Adults

Availability:

Saturday-Monday 10:00am-3:00pm

Accepted Payment Method for Self-pay clients:

Cash, Credit or Debit Card

Self-pay Rate:

$90

Accepted Insurance Plans:

Effective September 1st, 2020, I will begin accepting Florida Blue via New Directions

Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. A small town right in between Jacksonville and Ocala.

What personal challenges have you overcome or are working through as a result of your upbringing?

Growing up, I have always dealt with issues with anxiety and acceptance. For me, the hardest thing to do has always been to relax and try not to be in control of everything. Anxiety tends to make us feel that we always have to have control, and this is something that I still work on to this very day.

 

What inspired you to become a therapist?

Since I was a child, I always knew that I would be a therapist or "helper" in some form. When my friends had issues, I was always their "go to" person to vent, and believe it or not, I enjoyed it. Also, seeing the way that some of my closest family members dealt with their mental health and ignored a lot of obvious issues due to stigmas surrounding mental health in the black community. I knew I wanted to pursue a passion that would allow me to be the help that I know my family members needed.

What are your specialties?

Currently, I hold a certification in child and adolescent trauma.

Social Media Handles:

Instagram.com/KimberlyKaresCounseling

Twitter.com/CounselingKares

Facebook.com/KimberlyKaresCounseling

Biography:

Kimberly Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked as a therapist for five years. She finished her undergraduate degree at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL and completed her MSW at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. Before starting her practice, Kimberly worked as a medical social worker in a pediatric clinic. In this role, she would provide counseling and assist families who were overburdened with their children's medical expenses with finding financial resources in the community. Additionally, she launched a clothing closet for the children in the clinic that did not have access to clean clothing.

 

Kimberly is the author of two children's books geared toward mindfulness and emotional awareness. She also has extensive experience catering to adults as well. Kimberly did counseling work with adults living with anxiety and depression for more than two years. She garnered the attention of her local NAACP chapter and became a primary referral source for various adult mental health centers in the area. Her practice "Kimberly Kares" has a mix of adults, children and adolescents.

 

In her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her daughter and volunteering with her at the local Salvation Army. She also enjoys sage and crystal wellness.

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Denise Solomon

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Practice Name:

Grow, Empower, Transform Therapy, LLC.

City and State:

Tampa, FL

Website:

http://www.gettherapy.org/

Phone:

813-563-8227

Email:

denisedsolomon@gmail.com

Preferred Method of Contact:

Phone

I'm accepting new...

Individual Clients

I offer...

In Office, Virtual Therapy

I serve...

Teenagers, Adults

Availability:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Accepted Payment Method for Self-pay clients:

Square, PayPal, HSA, FSA, Credit Card

Self-pay Rate:

$120

Accepted Insurance Plans:

Cigna, BCBS, EAP Plans, Medicaid Staywell, Medicaid Wellcare, Beacon, Aetna, TRICARE, New Directions, Anthem, Florida Blue, Humana

Where did you grow up?

Buffalo, NY

What personal challenges have you overcome or are working through as a result of your upbringing?

I have overcame being molested. I have overcame being raised in poverty by a single parent. I have overcame not being able to speak up for myself and setting boundaries. I have learned that the word "No" is a sentence and I can say this to whomever, including family. I have worked through beings in an abusive relationship for 10 years. I am currently work through racial battle fatigue and post traumatic slave syndrome. I am working through not having the knowledge of Black History. I am overcoming the lies and the stereotypes as the strong, Black woman.

 

What inspired you to become a therapist?

Receiving the help that I needed encouraged me to be a therapist. As a teenager, I made the decision on my own to seek help. This was my second time in therapy and the most beneficial. I have a heart and mind to help people be better, I am an awesome listener and a great encourager. All of these put together allowed me to work in my calling as a Therapist.

What are your specialties?

Domestic Violence Abuse Victims, Self-Esteem, Grief

Social Media Handles:

www.instagram.com/grow_empower_transform_therapy

 

Facebook: Grow, Empower, Transform Therapy LLC

 

Twitter: @GETLMHC

Biography:

Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She obtained her Bachelors in Social Work degree form Niagara University in New York, May 2001. She has obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Troy University in Tampa, FL 2012. Mrs. Solomon has worked with children, families, individuals and couples. She is skilled with providing mental health and substance abuse counseling.

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