Kimberley Hoxie, LCSW

7955 E. Arapahoe Ct.

Suite 1425

Centennial, CO 80112

 (720) 900-6000

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© 2019 by Kimberley Hoxie, LCSW

Kimberley Hoxie, LCSW has more than 14 years of experience helping women remove the barriers holding them back from the life they want.  As a trauma specialist and specialist in women's issues, Kimberley has extensive training and experience in resolving PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, the challenges of pregnancy (including infertility and postpartum issues), and other concerns particular to women.  Over the years, she has helped hundreds of women reach their goals and change their lives.

Kimberley holds an MSW from Tulane University and has worked as a therapist in hospitals and counseling centers, supervised teams of counselors, and has been invited as a subject-matter expert to give talks and trainings in areas including anxiety, complex trauma, EMDR, mindfulness, DBT, and the treatment of eating disorders.

Insurance

I am in network with Colorado Medicaid (CO Access and CCHA) and Medicare only.  For all other insurance plans, I am an out-of-network provider.  You may be able to gain reimbursement for a portion of your session costs through your out-of-network insurance benefits.  Check directly with your insurance company to determine your benefits.  Be sure to ask what percentage is reimbursed and whether you have a deductible.  To access your out-of-network benefits, I can provide you with a super bill that you can submit to your insurance carrier for processing.

opening doors to the life you crave

Trauma 

> Are you feeling guilt, shame, or self-blame?

> Do you avoid certain activities, places, thoughts, or feelings?

 

> Do you feel numb and detached from others?

 

> Are you irritable or easily startled?

 

> Does the future sometimes feel hopeless?

> Do you have Intrusive memories, flashbacks, or nightmares?

 

> Are you feeling stuck?

What is trauma

A trauma is any emotionally painful event that causes extreme stress, overwhelming our coping skills and our ability to take action.  It can result in PTSD.  What is traumatic for one person is not necessarily traumatic for another, although examples of traumatic experiences can generally include accidents, physical or sexual assault, child abuse, invasive medical procedures, a humiliating or deeply disappointing experience, and losses such as the death of a loved one.  The circumstances of a trauma can often include an abuse of power, betrayal of trust, or feelings of helplessness, pain, or confusion.  Traumatic events threaten our sense of safety and can have a negative impact on our ability to function in our daily lives.

As human beings, we are naturally geared to move towards health and emotional wellness, allowing us to thrive when life goes well. When we’re faced with traumatic events or extended periods of stress, our natural balance is disrupted and symptoms often develop.  These symptoms can include anxiety, depression, PTSD, behavioral changes, and pronounced shame/guilt.  When left unchecked, these symptoms can have a negative impact on our quality of life, leading to unsatisfying relationships, ineffective decision-making, destructive behaviors, employment problems, or poor self-esteem.  Trauma therapy and EMDR are very effective at reducing the trauma symptoms and restoring our natural balance.

Specializing in the traumas and challenges of infertility and pregnancy

         arising when life doesn't go as planned.

eating disorders

> Are you tired of persistent negative thoughts?

 

> Do you feel controlled by food and weight?

 

> Are you preoccupied with avoiding "bad" foods?

 

> Does the future sometimes feel hopeless?

> Do you feel intense guilt about food and weight?

 

> Do you feel numb and detached from others?

anxiety

> Does worry prevent you from enjoying life?

Do you feel controlled by your worry or anxiousness?

 

Are you often restless or on edge to the point of discomfort?

> Do you have difficulty concentrating?

> Do you worry intensely that others are judging you?

> Does worry cause you to avoid certain activities, places,           thoughts, or feelings?

> Do you suffer from panic attacks?

> Do you have persistent self-doubt?

Anxiety counseling can help "rewire" these responses and sensitivities.

One way that anxiety is different for women is with the fight-or-flight response.  Fight-or-flight is the split second decision to fight or run away when in danger, and it is a necessary and protective response for when there is actual danger.   Women are more sensitive to the fight-or-flight response, and the response stays activated for a longer period of time.   For those of us with anxiety, the fight-or-flight response gets triggered at times when we don't need to fight or run from a threat, causing uncomfortable anxiety symptoms.  

Learn to think, cope, and feel differently.

One component of anxiety therapy involves changing our approach and perspective.  While this may sound difficult and tedious, the reality is that by learning some new skills  

You can learn to find compassion and acceptance for yourself, which help calm anxiety and the fears, self-doubt and perfectionism that result.  You can learn coping skills and techniques to reduce your symptoms.  These techniques include ways to change the thought patterns that often amplify anxiety levels, along with strategies to tolerate uncertainty, solve problems effectively, reduce perfectionism, and decrease self-doubt.  Therapy will also help you uncover any underlying sources or triggers for your anxiety, allowing you to find awareness and discover creative solutions that reduce your symptoms and increase fulfillment.    

 

You can learn to find compassion and acceptance for yourself, which help calm anxiety and the fears, self-doubt and perfectionism that result.  You can learn coping skills and techniques to reduce your symptoms.  These techniques include ways to change the thought patterns that often amplify anxiety levels, along with strategies to tolerate uncertainty, solve problems effectively, reduce perfectionism, and decrease self-doubt.  Therapy will also help you uncover any underlying sources or triggers for your anxiety, allowing you to find awareness and discover creative solutions that reduce your symptoms and increase fulfillment.   

Trauma therapy can help you turn long-standing barriers into pathways for growth and transformation.

Kimberley holds an MSW from Tulane University and has worked as a therapist in hospitals and counseling centers, supervised teams of counselors, and trained other professionals in areas including complex trauma, mindfulness, DBT, and the treatment of eating disorders.

My belief and experience is that emotional pain -- past or present -- shapes our behaviors and perceptions; left unaddressed, it causes symptoms and challenges that can limit our happiness and our potential.  But you can change this path: therapy presents an opportunity to turn these challenges into pathways for growth and transformation.

My style is warm, accepting, and non-judgmental; it is my goal for you to feel comfortable and supported while you work toward your therapeutic goals.  Please don't hesitate to contact me for a FREE phone consultation for questions or to discuss how therapy could be beneficial to you.  I invite you to explore this site to learn more.

Therapy for women's issues will help you gain perspective on and change the negative beliefs we have about ourselves.  As we learn to change the negative core beliefs, we learn replace the ineffective patterns fed by the beliefs with more adaptive ones that will move you toward fulfillment. 

Repetitive thought patterns fueled by the negative beliefs about ourselves can also lead to problematic behaviors.  Self-esteem or shame may be dictating communication, which can lead to unsatisfying personal and professional relationships.  You may feel like your emotions overly influence your behaviors.  The uncertainty of a life transition can lead to irritability and social withdrawal.  Deep wounds from within can lead to self-destructive behaviors.  Whatever situation you face, we bring an objective viewpoint and expert skills to help you find new, innovative ways of managing and resolving your difficulties and concerns.

We have the training and experience to help you identify and change any negative beliefs

The richer understanding of yourself that you will gain provides a solid platform to support continued growth and healing.

In a supportive therapeutic atmosphere, you can explore worries, fears, and vulnerabilities while you clarify your hopes and intentions. Therapy can help you identify and resolve the unique stressors you face, allowing you to move more easily and freely through this phase of life. 

One component of anxiety therapy involves learning new skills, and while this may not sound like a lot, the reality is that learning just a few new skills in therapy (when they're the right new skills!!) can change things a lot.  In order to make lasting change, we need to identify and address the triggers and sources of our anxiety.  We must heal any past pain driving our current anxiety and change the thought patterns that increase anxiety levels.  Additionally, cultivating skills around acceptance and compassion are key.  

Sometimes the barrier is  transform trauma, particularly childhood sexual trauma, rape, and the trauma that can arise within infertility and pregnancy when things don't go as we plan. 

There are several reasons why I have structured my practice as private pay.  Using your insurance requires your presenting problems to meet the insurance company's definition of medical necessity in order for them to pay for treatment.  This also requires a mental health diagnosis to be reported.  This means that there could be many beneficial reasons to come to therapy that insurance companies will not cover.  In cases where necessity is met, using your insurance may compromise your confidentiality and/or impose limits or unwanted input on your therapy process.  In order to access in-network insurance benefits, the disclosure of confidential information may be required by your health insurance carrier in order to process the claims.  For these reasons, I am an out-of-network provider; if you are reading this site and feel that we are a good match, please reach out.  I will do my very best to accommodate your situation.