Therapist Profile

Name:
Kimberly A. Sullivan
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
9008 Elk Grove Blvd. #20 Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone:
(916) 709-1648
License Number
LMFT45203
Practicing Since:
2003
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Are you ready to try Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome a pattern of unstable relationships and reactive emotional outbursts? Perhaps you have landed in the psychiatric hospital due to erratic behavior. Perhaps you have reached a point where things just are not working for you and you are ready to make a change. Control these symptoms: Frantic attempts to prevent abandonment. Unstable relationships - alternating between "I love you" and "I hate you". Impulsive behavior such as binge eating, reckless driving, spending , substance use. Self-mutilation or suicidal thoughts/behavior. Mood swings. Anger that is out of control or inappropriate. DBT is a specialized program that emphasizes learning and practicing skills to improve the ability to maintain appropriate behavior despite intense stressors. One telling moment was when a patient in the hospital voiced, "If I knew this on Tuesday, I wouldn't be here today." This is a true DBT program that involves skills groups and individual therapy. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Individual sessions will be held on Saturdays. Participants are expected to maintain weekly attendance of both the group and the individual session.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday 6-8 PM, Skills Group Saturday 8AM-8PM, Individual Sessions
Services
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills group to teach mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Homework will be assigned/reviewed. Individual Sessions to reinforce skills, process individual stressors/reactions Introductory rate: $25/group session, $75/individual session
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
BS Psychology, Minor, Education, UC Davis, 1992 CA Teaching Credential, CSUS, 1996 MA Counseling Psychology, National University, 2004

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Assertiveness Training
Bi-Polar
Personality Disorders
PsychoEducational
Relationships

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Certifications
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2007
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity

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