Kimberly Whitney, LCSW

Relationship & Couples Counseling
Plano United States

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About  Kimberly Whitney

Is your marriage struggling with the aftermath of trauma?  The past is now directly impacting how you relate to your husband/wife/partner.  Trauma may be an infidelity, a loss that has led to grief so forceful you don’t know how to crawl out it or you may feel numb or frozen from a past painful experiences.  Are these struggles making you feel like your marriage is in a hopeless stage of co-existence with no hope of reconnecting with your spouse?   Are you overwhelmed and exhausted from intense emotions such as anger, resentfulness and deep sadness all in one day?  Let my style of couple’s counseling provide a pathway for your marriage to begin to heal from these experiences.  Through re-connection, knowledge, understanding of trauma and affects to the relationship.  This process will develop empathy for each other, an alternative way to decrease conflict and communicate in a way that is workable for the marriage by creating space for the marriage to thrive again.

I can help you find the strengths in your relationship and understand how to build on those to establish a willingness for commitment. This means breaking through the gridlock of conflict to find your way back to friendship, trust and intimacy.

My Therapy Background

Whatever the challenges you find yourself faced with, I can help you find the coping, processing and change skills needed to meet not only your individual needs, but your needs as a couple.  My years working with marriages struggling with distressing events I have the opportunity to watch couple go from suffering to prospering

My approach to therapy has grown along with my experience in a variety of clinical settings. My style includes an eclectic blend that is client-driven and customized according to your needs. In relationship counseling, my work is informed by acceptance and commitment therapy and the Gottman Method. 

  • Lack/Loss of communication
  • Conflict and frequent arguing
  • Emotional distance
  • Infidelity
  • Life transitions
  • Unresolved Trauma impacting the Marriage

Couples counseling can be very helpful in addressing issues that couples naturally face. Together we will develop an understanding of the issues that challenge you, clarify the expectations that each of you have for your relationship, and discuss a plan that fits the needs of you and your mate. Your relationship will reap the reward of renewed respect, intimacy, and closeness. I can provide you with the tools that will maintain the momentum gained in counseling to build a deeper connection.

I encourage you to contact me to discuss your needs and with any questions you may have about counseling.

Couples counseling can be very helpful in addressing issues that couples naturally face. Together we will develop an understanding of the issues that challenge you, clarify the expectations that each of you have for your relationship, and discuss a plan that fits the needs of you and your mate. Your relationship will reap the reward of renewed respect, intimacy, and closeness. I can provide you with the tools that will maintain the momentum gained in counseling to build a deeper connection.

I encourage you to contact me to discuss your needs and with any questions you may have about counseling

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    Contact Information

  • Phone Number
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  • Business/ Practice Name
  • Athena Counseling Services, PLLC
  • Street Address
  • 8105 Rasor Blvd
  • Suite, Apt, Other
  • Suite 246
  • City
  • Plano
  • Zip Code
  • 75024
  • Online Social Profiles
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    License Certification

  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • LCSW
  • License Number
  • 59508
  • License State
  • TX
  • Education

  • Graduate School/University
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Highest Degree Earned
  • Master of Social Work
  • Graduation Year
  • 2014
  • Gender
  • Female
  • Therapy Settings
  • In Office Online

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