KIM PINKSTON, Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois

KIM PINKSTON, Clinical Director

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I am a licensed counselor who specializes in helping those suffer from addictions find their path to recovery.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, with 25 years of experience working in the field of addictions. I specialize in working with adults with substance use and co-occurring disorders, such as anxiety and depression. I have experience will all levels of treatment from detox to outpatient, including clients on medicated assisted treatment (MAT-Suboxone and Sublocade). My current practice focuses on working with MAT, Intensive Outpatient Substance Use, and Traditional Outpatient Substance Use services. The program offers virtual and in person individual counseling as well as virtual and in-person group counseling.
My approach is client centered, meaning I am going to work with you in developing your goals and support you in reaching those goals. My number one concern is your safety and well being as you enter into a life of lasting recovery from substance use. I recognize that traditional counseling does not appeal to everyone. With my education and training in movement therapy and movement analysis I have the ability to work with you non-traditionally, often incorporating art, music, dance, yoga, mindfulness, and other expressive approaches. Traditionally I follow an approach that focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, exploring how our thoughts, feelings, and perceptions of the world around us drive our behaviors. Many who work in the addictions field support 12-Step programs. While 12-step has proven to be successful in obtaining lasting recovery I believe that is not the only way to achieve lasting recovery. My approach focuses on your values and beliefs and what will work for you. Everyone is individual and I will treat you as such.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dance Or Movement Therapy
  • Expressive Art Therapies
  • Mindfulness

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Harm Reduction Programs

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Cash, Credit Card
Insurance Plans Accepted
Out Of Network
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
25
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
180-4817
Illinois
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
22298
Illinois
Board Certification(s)
Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Columbia College Chicago
Master of Arts
1997