Kimberly Pearce, MA, LCMHC, NCC, CI

Online Therapy

About Me

With over 20 years of professional experience providing direct behavioral health services as well as educational/career counseling and parenting skills in private practice, educational institutions, and in the community, I have worked with children as young as five, teens, adults, and families to build healthy relationships, reduce anxiety and depression, build self-efficacy, process trauma/grief/loss, clarify educational/career goals, improve professional/athletic performance, and build effective and loving parenting skills. For the past ten years, I have worked in Medicaid and State-Funded behavioral health administration in the areas of provider contracting, Medicaid Fraud and Waste Investigations, Quality of Care Auditing, and in Utilization Management. My approach to therapy is grounded in Adlerian theory with an emphasis on encouragement and improving relationships in our lives and with ourselves. We cannot control or change others but can shape the life we desire for ourselves by our choices and ability to take responsibility for our actions. As we explore and process our own beliefs and choices, we have the power to change our attitudes and behaviors for the purpose of improving relationships in all areas of our lives. As we move toward change, others may be encouraged to change. Using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Flash, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness/Contemplative Counseling, Faith-Based Counseling (from a Christian perspective), and Family Systems modalities, we will work in collaboration to facilitate introspection, growth, and experience symptom relief/resolution.

Education & Experience

I hold a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of South Florida (1999) in Tampa, Florida and am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (license number 4246) through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors since 12/1/2002. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (certification number 84301) since 3/18/2003, and a Certified Investigator/Inspector (CI) through the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation since 11/24/2014. Additionally, I have specialized certifications as a Grief and Loss Specialist (2019-2024) and Trauma and Crisis Management Specialist (2021-2026) through the American School Counselor Association. I have been fully trained in EMDR through The EMDR Institute. I abide by the ACA Code of Ethics (

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance