Mrs. Kim Shirk

Education & Experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years' experience. I enjoy working with children (as young as 18 months), teens and adults. My background includes education and experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and Recreation/Expressive Therapist. My practice incorporates play, art and other expressive and creative therapies. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), NADA (Auricular acupuncture) and as a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher). I see clients for a variety of reasons including trauma, grief, depression, ADHD, parenting, developmental concerns, anxiety and life changes. I also specialize in working with women with any pregnancy issues (infertility, perinatal and postnatal), including postpartum depression.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Kim has recently volunteered with Pro Deo Youth Center, Lakeland Community Church and Magpies Studio. Kim is also active in the counseling community, offering artconsultation groups to fellow counselors as an outlet for self-care, support and encouragement for fellow counselors in the area.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • First Responders
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth