Insight Counseling Services
Kim Birmingham, LMSW
Kim is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in the State of
Michigan. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree
with high honors in 1991 from James Madison College
at Michigan State University, and her Masters of Social
Work degree with honors in 1994 from the University of
Michigan, specializing in Interpersonal Practice.
Kim has over fourteen years of clinical experience. She
completed her internship at Hawthorn Center, a child and
adolescent psychiatric hospital and residential treatment
center in Northville, Michigan, where she did individual,
family and group therapy. She then spent two years treating
children and families at Detroit East, Inc., a community
mental health center in Detroit, Michigan. She has also worked at two local psychiatric hospitals, St. Joseph Mercy
Fox Center and Havenwyck Hospital where she facilitated groups and treated children and adolescents in crisis and their families. In addition, she was involved with the Sandcastles Grief Support program for children and adolescents for several years, cofacilitating one of their teen groups and serving as a camp counselor for their annual Camp Erin Grief Support Program. For the last four years, Kim has worked as a therapist at Perspectives Counseling Center treating children, adolescents and adults for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety and grief and loss issues.
Kim specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias and social anxiety as well as the treatment of depression. Because of her extensive work in the inpatient setting she is very comfortable treating clients who struggle with suicidal ideation or self injury. She also works extensively with women in transition (postpartum adjustment, infidelity, divorce and grief).
Kim is a person of deep faith and treats her role as a therapist as a calling. She is passionate about providing comfort and helping others to heal so that they can live life to the fullest and reach their highest Godgiven potential.
Kim enjoys running, crosscountry skiing and attending college football games with her husband of 22 years and three children.