Kimberly Tomlinson, LMHC, QS

Kimberly Tomlinson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor currently providing professional counseling and wellness services to individuals, families, and groups on Florida’s beautiful Space Coast. Kimberly earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and graduated with Honors in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.

Kimberly’s professional experience includes over a decade of working extensively with individuals, families, and groups in an outpatient setting. Specific interests and specializations involve assisting clients with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Relational problems, crisis management, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, etc. Additionally, Kimberly is certified by the State of Florida as a Qualified Supervisor and assists Mental Health Counselor Interns in fulfilling hours to obtain licensing. Kimberly’s education, specialized training, and experience is extensive; for additional details, please see below.

Kimberly’s desire is to continue to practice in progressive and innovative ways, consistently expanding the spiritual and wellness aspects of services provided. Professional counseling combined with client commitment to change has demonstrated it’s value in the context of multiple clinical trials. Beyond the healing of professional counseling, Kimberly’s personal conviction is that a relationship with Jesus Christ provides for ultimate health and healing. Qualifications to minister in this area include her personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a lifetime experience of personal Scriptural study and education, formal Scriptural education through Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and personal historical Scriptural teaching experience.

John 3:30

Experience and Education

WORK EXPERIENCE

Licensed Mental Health Counselor April 2012 – Present
Outpatient Counselor/
Qualified Supervisor/
Proprietor
Peace Place Counseling and Wellness, L.L.C.
Effectively established and currently operate a business designed to offer affordable mental health services focusing on promoting awareness, fostering personal empowerment, and encouraging improved relating with a focus on attending to the mind and with a vision to attend to the spirit, mind, and body and a goal to promote personal and community wellness. As a Qualified Supervisor, assist graduate interns in completing requirements to sit for licensure in the State of Florida.

Independent Contractor June 2015 – Present
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Kinder Konsulting and Parents Too
Attend to the counseling/mental health and wellness needs of children, ages 0-9 years old and their families. Specialized trainings/certifications include counseling 0-3 year olds, adoption competency, CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths – Comprehensive).

Outpatient Specialist August 2003 – February 2012
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Circles of Care, Inc., Rockledge, Florida
Delivered professional clinical care to diverse client populations providing individual clients, couples, families, and groups with quality psychotherapeutic services. Effectively interact with clients, significant others, health care professionals and staff members to coordinate and maintain optimal client care. Participate in staffings and case presentations. Maintain medical records according to ethical and organizational standards.

Instructor/Group Counselor August 2006 – Present
Independent Contractor
Child and Family Consultants, Melbourne, Florida
Educate, support, and assist parents and children experiencing divorce. Instruct parents regarding the emotional effects of separation and divorce on adults and children, childhood development and needs specific to developmental stages, grief processes, family dynamics, and parenting strategies. Assist in ongoing design and implementation of state mandated parenting class consistent with Florida Statute 61.21.

Instructor/Group Counselor May 2004 – Sept 2006
Tri-Fit Program
Health First, Inc., Melbourne, Florida
Provided instruction, group counseling, and support services to clients participating in the Tri-Fit Program. Assist with design of instructional materials, participated in assessing and planning to optimize client care.

Personal Assistant April 1998 – May 1999
Brevard County School Board, Space Coast Middle School, Cocoa, Florida
Provided support and assistance to a child with Cerebral Palsy and limited eyesight. Responsibilities included escorting student to destinations, working one on one academically, accompanying and assisting student during community based instruction, assisting student with fine motor tasks, encouraging visual awareness through artistic endeavors, prompting to maintain task orientation, supporting peer relations, and prompting for occupational and physical therapy goals and academic goals.

Mother and Homemaker September 1987 – Present
Rockledge, Florida
Passionately nurtured and successfully raised two incredible girls, Elisabeth and Joy, providing security, supporting faith, imparting wisdom, modeling love, empathy, imperfection, and acceptance and encouraging happy, healthy self-sufficiency in the context of connectedness and fulfilling relating.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Practicum Placement/ March 2002–August 2003
Internship
Circles of Care, Inc., Rockledge, Florida
Observed and participated in Individual and Group Therapy attending to a diverse client population. Participated in staffings and case presentations.

Hospice Volunteer
Training Program October 1997
Holmes Regional Hospice
Participated in a training program designed to help better understand how to help people through physical illness, the dying process, and the grief process.

Hospice Volunteer August 1997
Camp Bright Star, Melbourne, Florida
Provided emotional support and encouragement to children at Holmes Regional Hospice grief camp for children.

Cancer Support Network July 1997 – October 2005
Coordinator
Cancer Support Network
First Baptist Church of Merritt Island, Merritt Island, Florida
Conceptualized, structured, facilitated, and participated in a cancer support network for a community of a 2000 member organization providing support and information to cancer patients and their loved ones. Involved in design and distribution of brochures to promote community outreach.

Youth Group January 1994 – October 1996
Volunteer
Provided emotional support, guidance, and information regarding conflict resolution and healthy peer relations to youth of all ages.

Coordinator and Instructor August 1997 – January 2001
Nursery Supervisor and Caretaker
Coordinated and implemented programs for care and spiritual growth to children of all ages.

​EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology,
Awarded August 2, 2003
University of Central Florida

Graduate GPA 4.0

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Honors in Psychology,
Awarded August 4, 2001
University of Central Florida

Undergraduate GPA 4.0

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
License issued by the State of Florida
Department of Health Division of Medical Quality Assurance
License #MH8998, Originally Issued January 16, 2007

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Principal Investigator:
Religious Practices and Spiritual Beliefs of Incarcerated Sex Offenders
Honors Thesis Research Published Within the University, August 2001

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Cocoa Village, FL 32922

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