New Beginnings Counseling Center

Providing mental health services for adults, adolescents, and children in the Chattanooga area since 1999

 

Meet Our Staff

Kim Falk, MA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Education

University of South Florida, M.S.W.

Samford University, B.A. Psychology


Certifications and Training

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Certified Rapid Resolution Trauma Specialist

Certified Caregiving Consultant


Therapeutic Approach

My approach is client-centered. I focus on the client first and foremost; their strengths, needs, struggles, and wishes. We work together to identify clear goals for counseling. I provide support and educated, experienced guidance in a relaxed, kind, and intentional manner. My clients describe me as easy to talk to and a good listener. They also say that I challenge them in new ways of thinking that change their perspectives. It is a privilege for me to be part of this intersection in my clients' lives.


Treatment Issues

Adjustment, anger, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief/loss, parenting struggles, relationships issues, and trauma are areas in which I am a skilled provider.


Treatment Population

I provide counseling to adults and adolescents.


My Journey

Life is about connection. Since childhood, I have wanted to learn how to connect with people better. The key to connection is understanding, so i set out on a journey to learn about people, their needs, how they think, and how they function. In listening and living life with others, I have gained much understanding, and I continue to learn from everyone I meet, including my clients, family, and friends.


I have lived in both survival mode and thrive mode, and I can definitely say that thrive mode is so much better. I find that most clients I meet are in survival mode and that they, too, desire to thrive. I've been there, and I believe that we can work together to help you thrive, too!


Favorite Quotes

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free." Galatians 5.1


"If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got." -Henry Ford


Recommended Reading

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk by  Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
 
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
 
Focus Your Energy: Hunting for Success in Business with Attention Deficit Disorder by Thom Harmann