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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a concentration in child and family practice. I work individually with children (starting at age 6), adolescents and adults of all ages. I also work with couples, siblings, and families. I provide therapy to treat a wide variety of mental health conditions including but not limited to: Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, Personality Disorders, Panic Disorders, Post-Partum Depression, PTSD/Trauma, Stress Management and Women’s Issues. I have specific training and extensive experience working with individuals who are adjusting to vision loss, and their families.

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I incorporate several therapeutic techniques individually tailored to each of my client’s needs. This approach is client-centered and strengths-based. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy are some of the techniques I use, in addition to others.
I’m caring, compassionate, gentle and genuine. I greet clients with warmth. It’s important to me that clients feel safe and comfortable from the beginning of our therapeutic relationship and throughout treatment. It’s my pleasure to assist my clients in improving their mental health and overall wellness.
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Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disordered (BPD)

Credentials

  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers / 886772633
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorder

Location

Kimberly Klepec, MSW, LCSW
200 W Monroe St
Suite 303B
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
(309) 319-1260

In Monroe Center above Fox & Hounds Day Spa

Payment Options

Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

BlueCross and BlueShield
Health Alliance Medical Plans
Magellan Behavioral Health
Medicare
Out of Network

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions.

Dialectical (DBT)

Dialectical (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD.

Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

For clients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines–cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life’s unpleasant occurrences.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy

Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys–such as playhouses and dolls–to understand the child’s behavior and identify issues.

Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Solution-focused therapy, sometimes called “brief therapy,” focuses on what clients would like to achieve through therapy rather than on their troubles or mental health issues. The therapist will help the client envision a desirable future, and then map out the small and large changes necessary for the client to undergo to realize their vision. The therapist will seize on any successes the client experiences, to encourage them to build on their strengths rather than dwell on their problems or limitations.

Strength-Based

Strength-Based

Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

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