MSW, Social Work
MBA, Management / Organizational Behavior
MA, Classical Archaeology
Florida State University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Florida
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Post-partum Support International (PSI)
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Former Board Member, Louisiana Association of
Clinical Social Workers (LACSW)
Kimberley Hoxie, LCSW
"I have always had a drive to understand what lies beneath."
I started out as an archaeologist. I first understood the importance of examining detail and evidence while digging on archaeological excavations in Athens, Crete, and the coast of Israel. This was fascinating, but over time I missed working to solve problems in the here and now. Next, I tried the financial sector in New York City, where I dissected data to understand productivity problems that made life difficult for my coworkers. My focus became (a little!) clearer: I worked to create process improvements to reduce the long hours and stress levels of my coworkers. For the company, this created a cost savings; for me, the importance was in helping others.
I soon understood that I wanted to help people improve their quality of life more directly and broadly. So I became a psychotherapist.
After graduating from Tulane University with a Master's of Social Work degree in 2006, I spent many years working as a psychotherapist in New Orleans before moving to beautiful Colorado in 2014. This experience includes leading a team of crisis counselors in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, working as an eating disorder therapist for the nationally known Eating Disorder Treatment Center at River Oaks Hospital, and functioning as a staff psychotherapist at Jewish Family Service. After earning my LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Work) credential in 2010, I opened my own private psychotherapy practice.
While my background and training is broad, my passion involves helping women remove the barriers between them and the life they want. I have a particular passion for helping women heal trauma, from the pain of infertility to complex trauma including child sexual abuse. My approach is relational and attachment-based. I am extensively trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and EMDR has been an important component of my practice since I was trained in 2007.
After spending several years traveling and living internationally at the outset of my career, I have since incorporated my strong view of acceptance with the broad perspectives that were gained through those experiences. My passions have always involved learning new things and working to understand what lies beneath the experiences of others, and I bring this interest, openness, and perspective into my therapeutic work.