Meet Kimberly Wentzel
Mental Health Therapist & Clinical Social Worker
I have been a therapist for over 20 years, working with adolescents and adults regarding trauma, eating disorders, grief and domestic violence. I have worked in a variety of settings, from emergency departments, college campuses, community mental health settings, Veteran’s Administration hospitals, and currently, private practice.
For the past few years, I’ve facilitated a support group for family members who have lost a loved one to suicide. The members named our group Project Hope and we engage in local suicide prevention community events. I have also been invited several times to lecture at local community events regarding mental health.
I treat individuals and couples, utilizing an approach informed by traditional psychodynamic theory and incorporating object relations, self psychology, relational techniques to create structural personal change and cognitive behavioral approaches to address symptoms and triggers.
I have experience with the following populations; domestic violence, high conflict families/reunification, trauma survivors, sexual assault survivors, addiction, mental illness, human trafficking.
I am a highly creative person, either playing music (guitar or piano) or drawing, painting or making jewelry. I also kayak, mountain bike and swim in the ocean whenever possible. I moved to Pennsylvania to attend Penn State University and moved to Massachusetts to attend Smith College, twice.