About Me

Kim Right

Kimberly Whitney, LCSW
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies from the University of North Texas.  Then I received my Master of Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Texas.

In 2017, I established Athena Counseling Services, PLLC to provide individual, couple, family and group counseling services.  After many years of various clinical backgrounds from a community social worker working with people diagnosed with severe mental illness to a crisis hospital setting and developing a partial hospitalization program, I have had the honor of serving a diverse population of individuals.  Along with my hospital background, I have worked as a hospice social worker.

My therapeutic style evolved along with my experience and being engaged in therapeutic relationships with clients.  I use the Enneagram in my practice to help individuals find their authentic self.  My therapy style is a eclectic mix of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT);  experiential, mindfulness, interpersonal, physcodynamic and client driven.  I work with a wide range of challenges consisting of past traumas, anxiety, depression, relationship turmoil, thinking errors,  stress, unresolved grief and overall interpersonal conflict.  My various clinical settings have helped me develop into a well informed mental health provider.

Over my career I have been fortunate to hear individuals personal stories and how these narratives have changed, impacted and healed, not only the individual but all who are connected to them.  I continue to believe that it is a honor to foster growth and empower the client in their daily lives which empowers them to change and heal from their experiences.