Kim Woodard

+1.404.919.2355
2255 Cumberland Parkway, Bldg. 500, Ste. 300
Atlanta - Georgia

Welcome

Congratulations on taking a first courageous step towards the goal of a healthier you! 

 

I appreciate your interest in my practice. Are you feeling anxious, exhausted or overwhelmed; or perhaps discouraged, sad or unworthy? Does your life feel out of control, meaningless or stuck? These are but a few of the feelings we can struggle to manage. If you are looking for extra support through a challenging situation or you are just ready to move in a new direction, I would welcome working with you.

My goal is to help you move towards healing and wholeness in a compassionate and life-affirming way. While we cannot change the past, we can work towards an awareness that will encourage you to meet the challenges of your present, healthily and with compassion. We can together unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative beliefs that may be holding you back. You can learn to move from a place of harmful or hurtful reaction to that of a calm and compassionate response. We can develop a tool box of coping skills that will allow you to feel empowered, whatever comes your way.

I would feel honored to provide you a safe and confidential space within which you can feel heard and grow. As a compassionate, nonjudgemental, and trustworthy companion, I will join you on your journey. As a counselor, I am attentive to your past hurts, present realities, and future possibilities. Together we can clarify your specific goals and navigate your path towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Courage to begin and commitment to the journey are your first steps. Therapy is full of challenges and joyful surprises, and, as in life, it is in the participation of it that you can fully experience its gifts!

 

My office is located in a picturesque and serene setting in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to regular daytime hours I am available for lunchtime and early evening appointments. 

 

Call (404.919.2355) or email (Kimewoodard@kimwoodardcounseling.com) for a therapy appointment today. I look forward to hearing from you.

Bio

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia (www.sos.ga.gov/plb/) with over 18 years of experience. I am also a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider. My office is located in Atlanta. Prior to going into private practice, I was a Satellite Center Director and Staff counselor for the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. From my experience and training, I bring an inclusive spiritual awareness, as well as an ever present recognition of the importance of compassion for ourselves and others.

My path to the counseling profession took a circuitous route through advisory and leadership positions in literacy and libraries throughout the US and in Europe. The common denominator has always been a connection to people and their unique stories. My personal life joins my professional journey in a love for connection, history, nature, reading and travel. 

My training in a variety of counseling techniques allows me to adapt to the uniqueness of you, the client. I provide both short and long term therapy, according to the needs of your particular situation. I feel honored to serve adults from all cultural, racial, religious/spiritual, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups. My goal as a therapist is to provide you a compassionate, confidential and safe environment, within which you can make your journey. 

I appreciate your interest in my work. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Licenses

Licensed Professional Counselor of Georgia - LPC #004340

Board Certified - Telemental Health Provider - BC-TMH #0733

Treatment Issues

´╗┐Adult (Age 21 +)

Anxiety and Depression

Aging and Care-giving

Body Image Issues

Burnout

Care-giver Stress

Communication

Insomnia

Loss and Grief

Low Self-esteem

Personal growth

Spiritual issues

Stress Management

Transitions/Life Events

Women's Issues

In a comfortable and supportive environment we can explore the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that bring you to your present place of challenge. I offer a highly personalized, and culturally and spiritually welcoming approach to therapy. 

 

Call (404.919.2355) or Email me at (Kimewoodard@kimwoodardcounseling.com) for a therapy appointment. 

Education

B.A. (History/Psychology) - Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

M.S. (Library Science) - Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

M.S. (Pastoral Counseling) - Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Additional Training

CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training)

Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 Training

Helping Clients Rewrite Their Stories from a Narrative Perspective

LOMSC (Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion Course)

Mind-Body Health: A Holistic Approach to Treatment

The Clinical Application of Compassion

Positive Psychology Interventions that Work: Applying the Science of Happiness

The Power of Journal Therapy: Fundamentals of Journal Writing as a Therapeutic Tool

Treating Insomnia: Evidence-Based Strategies to Help Your Clients Sleep

 

Professional Affiliations: 

American Counseling Association - (ACA)

Rates & Payment

Rates

In-person and Telehealth services: $150.00 (55 minutes). Prorated for longer sessions if needed.

Payment 

I accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards.

***There is a 3.5% transaction fee when using credit or debit cards for payment.

Insurance Questions

Insurance - Out of Network

Please check you insurance prior to our first appt. to see if you are eligible for out of network benefits. I do not bill insurance companies directly but upon your request, I am happy to provide a monthly statement (this can be used for submission to out-of-network insurance and/or for HSA Accts.). Feel free to let me know if you have questions. 

Cancellation Policy

Your session time is reserved for you. You will be charged $100.00 fee for missed appointments or sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice. It is important to note that Insurance does not cover missed appointments.

 

Make an Appointment

Appointments are scheduled Tuesday - Friday from 11am - 6 pm.

Lunchtime and evening appointments are available. (Sessions are 55 minutes).

I am happy to answer any additional questions you might have, and look forward to scheduling a meeting time that works best for you.

***I am currently not accepting new clients***

 

Call (404.919.2355) or email (Kimewoodard@kimwoodardcounseling.com) to schedule your therapy appointment.

 

 

Directions

My office is located in the Vinings area of Atlanta, close to the intersection of I-285 and I-75.

 

From I-75 (North or South) & I-285 Westbound: 

Take 285 West. Take the Paces Ferry Road/Vinings exit. Turn left at the end of the ramp. Get in the right hand lane and turn right onto Cumberland Parkway. My office is one mile past Publix and Home Depot on the right in the Paces 285 office park. Once you enter the office park, Building 500 is in the back left corner of the complex. Suite 300 is upstairs.

 

From I-285 going East: 

Take the Paces Ferry Road/Vinings exit and stay in the far right lane. This lane will turn right onto Cumberland Parkway. My office is one mile past Publix and Home Depot on the right in the Paces 285 office park. Once you enter the office park, Building 500 is in the back left corner of the complex. Suite 300 is upstairs.

 

Come in the door and turn right to the waiting room. Welcome! 

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