Kimberly Eldridge received her Master of Social Work from Kennesaw State University in Georgia with a specialization in children and family therapy. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Illinois Association of Play Therapy (APT). Kimberly is also a licensed clinical social worker and is working toward her certifications in play therapy and Autplay therapy. Prior to moving to Illinois, Kimberly worked as a school counselor at North Cobb Christian School providing counseling and social/emotional education to students in preschool through 12th grade. Kimberly also engaged in outpatient therapy working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Given Kimberly’s previous clinical and educational experiences, she is prepared to work with individual and families in a sensitive and empowering manner. Kimberly has worked with children and adults who have special neuro-developmental difficulties including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, and executive functioning.
Her professional experience of working in both a school and outpatient setting enables her to work in a practical manner while addressing the clinical needs of the person. Kimberly is also interested in helping children and their families process depression, grief, anxiety, OCD, trauma, and significant changes in their life.
Using play-based therapy and expressive activities, Kimberly facilitates a child’s ability to process experiences that may be overwhelming for them at times and to help provide parent support. Kimberly also works with adults to address depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and traumatic events that inhibit their ability to engage in relationships with others.
Kimberly’s professional interests also includes a desire to assist others in exploring their faith and the manner in which spirituality affects their daily life. By examining all areas of their life, Kimberly hopes to contribute to personal growth and increased satisfaction in relationships with others.
Kimberly works out of the St. Charles office.