Kim Fisel

Kim Fisel is an experienced Psychotherapist and Marriage and Family Therapist with 17 years of experience using her skills in different disciplines. Having been trained in the Unites States as a Counselling-Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist, she is skilled in working with a broad scope of clientele, ranging from young children and adolescents to families, couples and individuals. She has also worked with professional organizations to provide coaching and leadership development to employees and entrepreneurs. Having been a trailing spouse, Kim understands the pressures and challenges that can arise due to the change in relationship dynamics that occur when moving into a new culture, both in our personal and professional lives. Kim was living in Singapore during the pandemic and worked in the mental health field at the height of COVID 19 restrictions and challenges; because of this, she is aware of the residual and long-lasting impacts of a global crisis on professional and personal relationships. Kim has experience in treating a wide range of mental and behavioral health difficulties in Adults, adolescents and families such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, developmental delays, behavioral issues, infidelity, academic difficulties, socialization and spectrum disorders. She is skilled at working with families who are in transition: experiencing separation, grief and loss, trauma and adoption. Her therapeutic approach is a strength-based, systemic approach utilizing different modalities geared toward the unique needs of the clients she serves. She believes connection and resiliency are paramount to living a fulfilling life and making lasting changes. Trained as a clinical supervisor by American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, she works to support and guide interns and other professionals to enhance their skills and knowledge of therapy. Her intention is to ensure that supervises are practicing in a manner that is ethical and supportive of clients.

Specialities

ANXIETY AND PANIC DISORDERS
DEPRESSION
GENERAL RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES (FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS)
LGBTQIA+
TRAUMA AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
PERSONAL GROWTH AND SELF-ESTEEM
MARRIAGE AND PARTNERSHIPS
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH
GRIEF AND LOSS
SEX AND INTIMACY

Finances

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Training

  • Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology
  • Post-Graduate Certification in Couples and Family Therapy
  • Supervision with American Assoc. of Marriage and Family Therapists

What kinds of treatment or therapy do you provide?

  • Exposure Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

What language can you conduct the session in?

English

What was your path to becoming a therapist?

I began my own therapy and believed that the benefit and insights gained was a gift - I then got a degree in counselling psychology and then enjoyed the integration of our families and attachments to further develop myself in relational therapy.

What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?

I am inspired by the subtle changes in someone's thoughts can create ripple effects for other areas of a client's life. I believe that mental and emotional health is shifting to be more access-able and acceptable as a means for growth.

What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?

I am currently receiving mentorship, I actively participate in trainings to further my development in couples work and integrated approaches. I also engage in peer support and mentorships

What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?

Before going, find a profile or someone that resonates with you. Read their profile and if you do try it but it does not feel like a fit, don't give up.

What kind of training have you had in working with the LGBTQ population?

I have training to work with same-sex couples, gender identity, families with same-sex parental make-up, couples in open relationships, working with challenges of orientation/identity in extended family structures.

What should someone know about working with you?

I authentically care about my clients, I am committed to support a client's ability to change and find strength even in struggle. I believe that by shifting our perspectives and finding meaning in our experiences, we feel more empowered to allow change to occur.

How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?

I believe in connection, commitment and compassion as core values that guide both professional and personal life. We long to be seen and understood and I make every effort to provide a space where that can be my benefit to the clients I see.