Kim Daily, LMHC
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In literary terms, the character that comes along side of the main character to offer help and support on the journey is known as the deuteragonist. Using a person-centered approach in counseling, I provide a safe place for clients to unload all that needs to be worked through, acting as a deuteragonist on the journey to healing and restoration.
My ideal clients are those who may be a little nervous but are ready to offer themselves the help of counseling. Come if you feel stuck in life or need to work through more serious issues of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, etc. I have experience in a wide array of issues people face.
I specialize in grief and trauma counseling having interned at the in-patient trauma unit of Timberlawn Hospital and then spent years coordinating a family grief support program in Dallas. I also volunteered four years as the clinical director for Camp Erin Dallas/Ft. Worth, a national bereavement camp for kids 6-17.
I really enjoy counseling couples who are looking to enrich or overhaul their relationships. Using a lot of John Gottman’s material, I have seen couples make great strides in connecting and understanding each other, and moving forward in their relationships with hope and admiration for one another.
Counseling is a process that can be awkward at first, but I am very good at helping people settle in and feel comfortable.
Throughout my life I have lived all over the country and even spent some time in the Middle East. I married a man from Texas and we now have two boys who keep me on my toes. Being surrounded by boys is new as I grew up with four sisters and one brother. I love it! We spend a lot of time outdoors getting dirty and exploring. I enjoy running, hiking, dancing, conversing with friends face to face, food, dates with my husband, learning new things . . . the list goes on and on. I don’t like sleepless nights, spiders, grocery shopping with my children screaming, and being so cold my toes go numb.
Specialties and areas of focus
- Gottman Method — a research-based approach to strengthening relationships
- Relational issues
- Men, Women & Teens (16+)
- Self-esteem/Identity issues
- Faith-oriented counsel
Q&A with Kimberly
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I tend to focus on the immediate problem and give then give room to “rummage” through other issues which may be affecting a client’s well being.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
I will lead the client to a point in order to keep us on task working toward the set goals. But I also value the client’s freedom to talk about whatever he/she feels is important.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
Helping people to feel comfortable with the process of counseling is one of my strengths. If a person is uncomfortable with the process, it is hard to make progress. I come along side of my clients as a non-judgemental guide and confidant in the counseling journey.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
My superpower would be to able to clean up by snapping my fingers. As a mom of little ones and someone who loves being outdoors and active, this superpower would come in handy saving me so much time and money on cleaning products, toiletries, and detergents. (Can you imagine no laundry?!)
5.) What makes you laugh?
It is easy to get a laugh from me because I love to laugh. I laugh at movies like “Bridesmaids” and “Little Miss Sunshine”. I laugh when my 3 year old son says, “Mom, look at that low-rider. It’s a beauty!” referring to my elderly neighbor lady’s gold Cadillac. I laugh at myself – a lot. It keeps me sane.
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
I would have dinner with my family – those living and a couple generations of those who are dead. I would love to know more about where I come from and understand my heritage.