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Areas of Focus:
• Anxiety and Depression
• Trauma and attachment issues
• Eating disorders
• Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Families

Approach & Style:
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Person-Centered
• Culturally Sensitive
• Motivational Interviewing
• Languages: English, Spanish

• Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW #102275)
• Supervised by Erin Williams-McNish, LMFT #103875
• B.A. in Latin American & Latino Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz
• B.A. in Legal Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz
• M.A. in Social Work from University of Southern California

I am allied with: Latinx, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, sex-positivity/kink, body positivity/plus-size, chronic illness

Kimberly Chavez


I have experience working with children, teens, young adults, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and eating disorders. I also work with Spanish speaking populations.

My approach is deeply rooted in empathy and understanding, recognizing the unique experiences and backgrounds of clients I work with. I utilize various approaches in order to best meet the needs of clients/families that are trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and person-centered. I aim to create a therapeutic environment that is inclusive, welcoming, and affirming in order to empower clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in a compassionate, non-judgmental and empathetic manner. I have extensive experience working within the Latinx/e Spanish-speaking community, which has added to my passion around advocacy for breaking down these language barriers to ensure access to high-quality mental health care for all, especially as a first-generation Mexican/Salvadoran identifying Latina.

My professional experience includes work within various community based mental health agencies, inpatient/outpatient medical social work, and with working with families for eating disorders within an IOP/PHP/residential program. I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families with anxiety, depression, trauma, immigration/acculturation issues, behavioral/emotional issues, low self-esteem, eating disorders, and more. My hope is for clients to continue to build off their own strengths in order to not only achieve their current goal(s), but also to develop effective coping skills and strategies for continued sustainable growth, self-advocacy, and healing even after they are no longer in therapy.

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