Kimberly Stokes, MA, MEd, TLLP

Kimberly Stokes, MA is a licensed counseling psychologist and certified elementary educator. Kimberly earned a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Wayne State University, a Master’s degree in education from Howard University, and has taught in New York City and Michigan.

Kimberly has experience working with individuals, couples, children, and families. She also has experience with group therapy for mothers. Kimberly has worked with clients facing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse. She is passionate about working with clients facing important transitions in their lives, including entering parenthood, beginning new relationships, making career changes and educational shifts, and identity development. Kimberly specializes in working with culturally diverse clients who may have been hesitant to start therapy due to systemic barriers or cultural stigma.

Kimberly approaches therapy from a culturally-grounded mindset focused on holistic wellness. She believes in the power of the individual to discover their most authentic self and in the healing power of one’s community. In therapy, she sees a trusting therapeutic relationship as the foundation for a partnership led by the client and facilitated by the therapist. Kimberly follows an integrative approach that is responsive to each client’s unique needs and intersectional identities. Her primary approaches are person-centered and multicultural therapies. She integrates these approaches with other therapeutic frameworks, including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), narrative, and mindfulness.

She is a current doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program and is developing an independent program of research on Black mothers’ mental wellness. She co-developed and teaches a university course on the Psychology of Happiness. Outside of the therapeutic setting, Kimberly enjoys spending time with family (especially her new nephew!), baking, and discovering new restaurants.

To contact Kimberly regarding her therapy services, call (248) 546-0407 or send an email to: info@relationship-institute.com

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