Kimberley Mead; founder of Resilience Counseling
Educating and enabling clients to move out of crisis mode
Supporting movement towards self-reflection and healthier life decisions
I received my degree from St. Edwards University here in Austin, Texas and worked for 4 years as a grief therapist for Austin’s Center for Grief and Loss, as well as Paladin an out patient dual diagnosis program for long term care. Over the past 5 years, I have grown a thriving private practice in south Austin.
I believe that when we learn to learn to work with and unite the parts of our brain – emotional, physical, and thinking – we restore our resiliency and find the ability to live fully in the here-and-now, rather than the fear of the future or the remorse and pain of the past.
My clients have expressed that they appreciate my warmth and authentic desire to learn and understand their world, balanced with direction and insight. I offer honest feedback in a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment where you can explore and challenge yourself without getting overwhelmed or lost. You will not be judged or criticized for your thoughts and feelings. I am here to listen and provide a safe space for you to explore private and sometimes scary places of your story. I am honored and humbled to bear witness to moments of heartache and grief as well as moments of joy and inspiration.
I chose a Swallow to represent my practice as one of the meanings associated with the swallow is “a return to home”. Some parts of life are a long and dark journey, and to heal we must we meet ourselves again and reemerge into life.
I grew up in both California and Ontario, Canada; and took root here in Austin over 20 years ago. Before becoming a counselor, I had a successful career as a visual designer and worked in the corporate world as a Director and consultant. I still pursue my artistic passions through acting and photography. I believe this diverse background as a therapist, artist, and business woman has deepened my appreciation for the variety of experiences and backgrounds that my clients bring with them into session.
I am always interested in growing my skills and offering more tools to my clients. I have sought out in-depth training in attachment, grief, trauma, shame, adoption, and interpersonal neurobiology. If you’d like to know more about what I have trained in, please feel free to view my curriculum vitae.
However, in truth, I believe that I learned the most about love, living a life of joy, and healing from my dog Gus. Good boy Gus.