Kimberly Ebinger, LPCC
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I’ve always felt drawn to alternative ways to heal.
I’ve always felt drawn to alternative ways to heal. My work in the medical cannabis industry led me to pursue a doctorate in natural health in 2011, and a personal healing experience was the catalyst for finding life-changing treatment for myself and others.
After enduring a traumatic labor experience while giving birth to my daughter in 2016, I sought out traditional talk therapy for support. While that initial search was a great starting point, I decided to further explore alternative treatments, and that’s how I found EMDR (Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Educating myself further about trauma, I realized that my mental health didn’t seem to be improving; that was because I hadn’t cleared the trauma in my body. It had been six months since my daughter was born, but I was still continuing to experience symptoms of the event. Essentially, I was reliving the trauma.
After a few sessions into my EMDR therapy, I finally felt like myself again: physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I decided to train in EMDR so that I could help others break free from the stubborn grasp of trauma. Armed with that passion, I went back to school to earn my master’s degree in clinical counseling, eventually becoming an EMDR clinician in 2019, and then a certified Brainspotter in 2021.
“ Kimberly, I wanted to let you know I was just accepted into Law school. I hope is to work in the DAs office to help victims of crime. I’m also going on 1 year sober now. Thank you for all your help. I truly could not have healed without your help.”
~ CR, Patient, 4/2023
“ Trauma isn’t what happens to you, its what happens inside of you.”
~ Dr. Gabor Mate
Reflecting back, I’m convinced that EMDR led me to become a therapist, but KAP (Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy) has allowed me to much more effectively assist my clients. I’ve ultimately been drawn toKAP because of its rapid and effective ability to facilitate long lasting outcomes.
Talk therapy is a non-somatic modality and works predominantly at the prefrontal cortex. While relevant, it fails to grasp the full picture of where trauma is located, and how it’s actually processed.
Trauma is stored in our deep subcortical regions, and in order to release that trauma, that part of the brain needs to be targeted. Using ketamine to dissolve the protective barriers and combining it with brainspotting, is the most effective treatment I’ve encountered.
I also specialize in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and I’ve experienced firsthand the natural healing power of horses. While office-based work is rewarding, I very much enjoy collaborating with clients in analternative environment.
Horses have been a part of my life since I could walk, and I’ve always felt a strong connection to them and have been amazed by their beauty and emotionally intuitive nature. I hold many fond memories of my time spent with my own horse, Jake. He modeled for me how to hold space and walk with others alongside their healing journey. When life got difficult, going out to the barn allowed me to reground, reset, and be mindful.
If you’re interested in equine therapy, please contact me directly.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and family, riding horses, practicing yoga, and hiking with my Belgian Malinois.
Conditions I can help with: depression, Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD, Complex PTSD, anxiety, OCD, and bereavement
Training and Credentials:
Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adams State University in Colorado
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California
Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) provider
Certified Brainspotting provider
Certified Ketamine Assisted Therapy provider
Certified by the Equine Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) as an equine-assisted psychotherapist
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