Ms. Kimberly S. Girdlestone, LCSWR, JD

(She her)
Preferred Name: Kimm

Online Therapy

About Me

I have been in the Social Work field for over 20 years. I pride myself on my ability to connect with my clients. I enjoy using EMDR with my clients as it empowers them. It helps my clients to process traumas and feel better. I especially enjoy working with clients who are LGBTQIA+.

Education & Experience

University at Buffalo 2000 Juris Doctor 1999 Master of Social Work 1995 BA Psychology and Gender Studies For over 20 years, I have worked in various settings including: inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. I have worked with Developmentally Disabled Individuals, youth, Severely, persistently Mentally Ill cN people, I have worked as a social worker in a forensic setting in the jail/correctional facility.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

WPATH NASW Humanitarian Recovery Network-Trauma Recovery Network WNY Trauma Collaborative-Steering Committee

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • Sliding Scale

Independent Health