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Kim Pentel Ph.D , Psychologist

Kim Pentel Ph.D

Psychologist

My approach to therapy is interpersonal and personalized. Well-being does not occur in a vacuum; loved ones often impact and are impacted by our mental health.

I offer individual, couple/relationship, and group therapy focused on anxiety, depression, relationship stress, identity-related topics, and phase-of-life transitions. I deliver trauma-informed, queer and trans (LGBTQ+) affirming care. My approach draws upon Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (examining how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact) as well as trauma treatments (Cognitive Processing Therapy) and exposure therapy, as appropriate.

I offer couple/relationship therapy to loved ones from diverse backgrounds and for a wide range of concerns, integrating two couple therapy approaches: Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy and Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy. With a background in research and treatment development, I aim to tailor the best evidence-based care to enhance the benefit from therapy.


Training:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Couple & Family Health, Seattle VA Hospital
  • Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.Sc., Tufts University

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