Kimberly Palmer, LCSW-R
Kim Palmer has worked as a licensed clinical social worker for over twenty years, and specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. She has extensive training and experience in using cognitive behavioral therapy to treat anxiety disorders, including generalized, social, and separation anxiety, school avoidance and refusal,as well as phobias. Kim is proficient in ERP (exposure response prevention) for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is documented as one of the most effective treatments of OCD. Kim is currently writing a children’s book about anxiety and how to ‘retrain’ the worry brain.
In addition to being a therapist and the Director of the Health and Wellness Counseling Center, Kim is also the Director of the Integrated Behavioral Health Program (IBHP) at Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP). Keeping with BHCP motto,”Until Every Child Is Well”, Kim’s goal is to ensure that every child’s mental health needs are met. In her role, she has started the process of integrating a behavioral health specialist within several of the BCHP primary care offices. .
Kim obtained her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Marymount College, followed by her Master of Social Work from Columbia University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, and the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF),.
Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Kim now resides in picturesque Orange County with her husband, their two children, and English Bulldog Bruno. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, and traveling back to her hometown as often as possible. Kim also spends time volunteering for community organizations, cooking and baking, and going to concerts. No Dave Matthews concert is too far away!