Kimberly Hoff, BA (she/her) is a Masters level clinical intern at Bucks Support Services, working under the supervision of Dr. Stacy Hunt. Kim is in her final year of Rider University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program. Kim received her BA in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where she has conducted extensive research into the intersection of trauma and eating disorders. Kim has published in the American Association of School Counselors magazine, and has facilitated presentations on eating disorders in university and high school settings. She is currently conducting research focusing on school counselors’ approaches to treating disordered eating and trauma.
Kim’s therapeutic style is informed by her lived experiences of recovery and as a member of the queer community. She strives to create an affirming, comfortable environment for each of her clients and empowers them to become their best selves. Kim views counseling as a collaborative process in which she assists clients in creating positive change and growth, while recognizing their personal strengths. Kim believes that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of therapy. While providing empathy and tailoring treatment to her client’s needs, she utilizes a framework in Person Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and trauma informed therapy. Kim’s background includes working with adults and adolescents struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues in residential, intensive outpatients and partial hospitalization programs. Kim has a strong passion for helping individuals who may struggle with eating disorders, body image concerns, sexual/gender identity, and trauma. She believes that working through trauma can allow healing on a deep level.