Kim earned her Master of Social Work from Simmons College in 2005 and her B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1998. She completed a Certificate in Maternal and Child Health at the Boston University School of Public Health in 2002.
The majority of her training was at Children’s Hospital Boston.  She worked in three different departments there.
Her family-centered approach to therapy comes from five years of work with Drs. T. Berry Brazelton and Jayne Singer at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.  Her work focused on optimizing family development by fostering empathetic parent-professional relationships within child care programs and various American Indian Early Head Start programs.
Kim also worked under Mary Watson-Avery and Dr. William Beardsley at the Family Connections Program, implementing Dr. Beardsley’s depression prevention program with parents and caregivers of young children.
Following that Kim worked under Dr. Sharon Levy as a group and individual therapist at the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, an outpatient treatment program for youth ages 11 to 25.
For more information on Kim’s professional experience, please see her resume.