Intensive EMDR therapy for deep healing

About Me

Education:

Kimberley Hoxie, LCSW 

 

"I have always had a drive to understand the 'why' or the underlying meaning or cause of all things.  I see this now as examining for root cause and ways to heal or transform it."

I was the kid who answered everything with the proverbial, "Why?" 

 

As an adult (or as adult as we are in college), I started out as an archaeologist, where I looked to understand the how and why of Roman art and architecture. I enjoyed examining detail and evidence while digging on archaeological excavations in Athens, Crete, and the coast of Israel.  This was fascinating, but soon it felt too far removed. Next, I tried the financial sector in New York City, where my focus became (a little!) clearer: I worked to find the snag or cause of breakdowns in processes and then created improvements to reduce the stress levels of my coworkers. For the company, this created a cost savings; for me, the focus was on 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.  

 

While my training is broad, I have a  particular passion for helping women develop a deep understanding of their own "why" and to heal trauma of all kinds, although I have particular expertise with developmental and sexual trauma.  Within this, I work from an attachment-based perspective.  Part of this is unraveling and understanding the depth of impact a person's trauma has had on themselves and how they see the world.  Trauma is so often a "why" and can be a root cause.

Fifteen years ago in 2007 I was trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and I had no idea at the time that EMDR would become my go-to modality for healing and a cornerstone of my practice.  After 15 years I am still blown away by the changes that EMDR can facilitate.  Recent positive research around the feasibility and success of the intensive EMDR format along with the ever-present need in the community for treatment that addresses the root cause of distress has encouraged me to make this change to only providing EMDR intensives in my practice.  In this way, I can help more people tranform more trauma. The 8 phase EMDR process really facilitates the uncovering of root cause for clients' challenges and facilitates shifts and healing like nothing else.


My passions have always involved learning new things and working to understand the "why" of, well, everything; I bring this interest, openness, and non-judgemental perspective into my therapeutic work.

MS, Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

       University of Western States

MSW, Social Work

       Tulane University

MBA, Management and Organizational Behavior

       Tulane University

MA, Classical Studies

       Florida State University

Post-Baccalaureate, Classics

        University of Pennsylvania

BA, Classics

       University of Florida