Kimberley Dobbs, MS LPC
Kimberley Dobbs, MS LPC
Once you've made the choice to come to therapy, finding the "right" therapist for you might feel pretty overwhelming. It's so important that the person you choose to accompany you on your path is one whom you feel a connection with. To help you with your search, here is a little about me.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “intuit” as, “to know or understand (something) because of what you feel or sense rather than because of evidence.” The Oxford dictionary defines “intuition” as, “The ability to understand something immediately without the need for conscious reasoning; a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.” The Buddhist call this “satori” which means “sudden enlightenment” and parapsychology researchers use the word “psi” which is the knowing and sensing that over extends logic, analysis, and rational thoughts. In addition to the term “intuition”, we know this to also be called: ESP, psychic ability, telepathy and clairvoyance. It is not really known how or why some people can receive such valuable information which seems to bypass normal cognitive thoughts, perceptions or logic.
My experience is vast as I have worked with individuals in all stages of life facing challenges such as trauma, addiction, issues around gender variance, and sexual identity, divorce, infertility and those who just might be feeling lost and are looking to gain insight and make changes.
I do not view a person as a constellation of symptoms, but rather a complex and multi-faceted combination of one's heart, mind (both unconscious and conscious), body and spirit. My approach to therapy is nonjudgmental and unconditional and my greatest purpose is to fully support each person's unique process in finding a balance within their Whole Self.
First, I feel it’s important to discuss the differences between a traditional counselor and an Intuitive Counselor. A traditional counselor or therapist has personal life experiences known as "knowledge” and will have some (limited) intuitive abilities. They would have acquired professional training and likely provide quality counseling. However, a traditional counselor may not have the depth of intuitive experiences to help the client gain deeper insight for greater personal change and development.
On the other hand, an Intuitive Counselor is one who has the ability to see, hear, or feel messages for a client either before, during or after a client’s session. An Intuitive Counselor may or may not have professional training however, the professio training in conjunction with intuitive abilities allows for great movement and growth along one’s personal path.