Beth Ann Kimura, MA, NCC, MT-BC

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Introduction

Beth Ann Kimura (she/her/hers) received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, with an emphasis on working with youth and adolescents, from Northwestern University. She completed her undergraduate studies in music therapy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and has been a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) since 2014. Beth Ann currently serves on the ethics board of the American Music Therapy Association. She has experience working with a variety of populations, from childhood early intervention to older adults, as well as in a variety of settings, including group homes, community services, and private practice. Beth Ann specializes in working with youth/adolescents, LGBTQIA+ youth and emerging adults, social skills, emotion regulation, adjustment, interpersonal relationships, and self-esteem. She believes therapy is a collaborative process that can empower clients to live their best life.

Therapy Approach

Beth Ann works from a strengths-based, multicultural, and collaborative approach. She believes each person’s experiences and story are unique and are an integral part of creating the desired change in their life. She uses an integrated approach to create an individualized treatment plan and adapts to meet each client’s needs. She believes that to make lasting change, one needs to be aware of the interaction of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as understand where their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors came from and the purpose they have served.

Specializations: transitions, identity development (including sexuality and gender identity), behavioral concerns, emotion regulation, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, family conflict, multicultural intersectionality, trauma, ADHD, neurodivergence, anxiety, depression

Currently works with: youth/adolescents, LGBTQIA+ youth/adolescents/emerging adults, emerging adults, families

Theoretical Lens: Creative Lens (Music Therapy), Person-Centered, Feminist, Multicultural, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic

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