Meet Kim

Meet Kim

About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), helping people navigate life’s challenges since 1993. I provide individual, relationship, and family counseling services to teens and adults ages 10-100! My approach is a goal-oriented and solution-focused, and I believe that a collaborative approach works best for those seeking guidance for a better balanced, more fulfilling life. My approach to therapy is a combination Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which helps change negative thought patterns, and Interpersonal Therapy, which helps clients discover patterns in their life that have kept them from realizing their full potential. I am especially interested in assisting clients through major life transitions: adolescent to adult, individual to family, parent to empty nest. I create a treatment plan specific to each client’s unique life situation and personal goals, and I believe in meeting my clients where they are in life in order to address the issues most critical to them.

Kim Olson, LMFT

My Background

I received my B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, continuing my education to receive a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from SCU in 1995. My pre-license experience included school-based counseling and research into adolescent behavior. I obtained my Marriage and Family Therapy license from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in 1999. My career experience includes Research Assistance and Coordinator positions at the Stanford School of Medicine, Clinical Directorship and Program Management positions for eating disorder treatment centers, and private practice. I am a clinical member of CAMFT, (the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), and a verified member of Psychology Today. I am a long-term resident of the Tri-Valley, having been very active in my community as a board member of the PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association) and with the National Charity League. I am passionate about serving and feel honored to help people in their life’s journey.

Clinical Member at CAMFT-CA Association of Marriage & Family Therapists since 1999 - Credential ID 036375

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1999 - License# MFT35572

B.S. and M.A. from Santa Clara University - Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1992 - Master of Arts in Psychology in 1995

Lifetime Member at Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology since 1991