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About Kim

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I am a Registered Psychologist (#2376) and a Marriage and Family Therapist (#30699) who has been working with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups since 1995.

I am also trained in EMDR and use EMDR to treat a variety of clinical issues.

In addition to therapy, I have a special interest in teaching Pre-marital workshops and parenting workshops.

Why did I become a psychologist?

I knew I wanted to be a psychologist in grade seven. I have a clear memory of the moment I decided: my two best friends were fighting, distressing me, and I was attempting to help them understand each other so we could get on with the business of being friends again.

The beginnings of my interest in psychology, or why people do the things they do, are rooted in my experience of living in a blended family. My parents divorced when I was three. My step-dad entered the picture a year later, but he never really accepted me and my sister; he was perpetually distant and impossibly to connect with, and I felt rejected. I spent much of my childhood yearning for him to demonstrate some kind of warm emotion for me. I wanted to “feel the love”, as all children do. I was responsible and stayed out of trouble. I did well enough in school, although sports was my thing. Yet the warm fuzzies never came. I couldn’t figure it out. So I would try harder, win more gold metals, do what was expected of me, and still he wouldn’t show approval. He didn’t come to a single in-town tournament, in fact. I would ponder what I knew of his past, speculate about his feelings (he certainly wouldn’t share them), sob when he disapproved of some minor infraction, and later get angry at the injustice of it all.

Our relationship did not improve over time. In fact, it got worse. At 19, I had my “defining moment” – that moment when you break free of other’s expectations and stand up for yourself. The “No” welled up from somewhere deep inside me and our relationship changed forever. Gone was his outward disapproval. Gone (mostly) was my need for his approval. Remaining however, was my interest in human behavior.

Psychology Today

Usually we can muddle our way through most of what life throws our way without much difficulty. But sometimes we can’t, at least not as effectively as we would like. And sometimes big things happen that we need help with.

I’ve been working with individuals, couples, teens, and families since 1995 on a variety of issues including relationship concerns, trauma – past and present, anxiety and stress, abuse, addictions, bullying, depression, parenting, sex and sexuality, transitions, and losses. I’ve also worked with people who are simply interested in personal growth.

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Kimberley Law, Registered Psychologist

Address : #304, 10171 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 4R5

Office phone : 780-906-5200

E-mail : kim@edmonton-psychology.com

Give me a call, or send me an e-mail, or contact me using the form below.

Note: I have switched over to a new mail service which specializes in keeping confidential client communications secure and private. You can continue to reach me via kim@edmonton-psychology.com. If any of my emails to you contain confidential contents, I will send them using additional security. To read them, you will need to click on the blue box that says “Read your secure email”. The very first time you do this, you’ll be prompted to create a ‘pass phrase’ before accessing the email. You should make it something you’ll remember, because you’ll need to use the SAME ‘pass phrase’ to read any future secure emails I may send you.

COVID-19 Policy

We are now seeing clients in person if they are COVID symptom-free.  We remain available for online sessions as well.

Thank you for these considerations as we all strive to be safe while continuing to thrive.

Kim