Kim Schaefer, LPC, SEP

A senior clinician with IPNB, Kim loves working with people who are struggling with the ways trauma has effected their lives both as individuals and in couples.  She utilizes SE, sand tray and ETT in her work. Sitting with Kim is to sit with an intuitive mind, her yoga training and history as a massage therapist make her naturally inclined to help clients become more deeply embodied. Kim loves working with couples and offers intensives as well as regular weekly sessions.

Specialties

Somatic Experiencing (SE)

Expressive Arts/ Sand Tray Therapy

Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)

Parts work/ Inner Communities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

price for services:

$150 per 50 minute session

Sliding scale available? Yes

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Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

—LEONARD COHEN

Q&A with Kim

How does talking to someone help?

Through deep connection we can feel heard, seen, and understood. When we feel connected and not alone we gather enough strength to change.Through acceptance in this deep connection we can realize we were never broken in the first place and all is okay, just as it is. I want to help myself know this more deeply and I want to help others know this more deeply. In therapy, we learn together and create more of these deep spaces of safety together. Our shared creation supports the freedom to forge a new and beautiful path.

What is your first question for a client, and why?

“What brings you joy?” I ask this question because I know that you’ve embarked on the therapeutic journey to work out the hard stuff. I want to get a feel for the “something differents” in your experience. We all contain multitudes, and I look forward to getting to know all your parts and helping you to see and accept them as they are. 

What is the best thing that you have learned from one of your people?

I learn something from each person I work with. I’ve been lucky to meet some of the most brave, resilient humans out there. I’m inspired by their perseverance and drive to thrive, even after experiencing the struggles of life. There’s a quote I used to recite before teaching yoga classes: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” I appreciate the human condition..the pain of it...the joy of it...the fact that we can’t feel any of it unless we accept feeling all of it. My clients have shown me that sometimes the hardest battle we fight is within ourselves. They’ve taught me that through grace and connections these battles can transform into a guesthouse where all are welcome.