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Kimberly Lightbear, MS, LADC

Kimberly Lightbear is a master’s level Vermont rostered mental health counselor and a Vermont licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC). She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).


Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in human service from Springfield College in 2002 and her master’s degree in psychology from Antioch University in 2006. Kimberly has been a psychotherapist for 13 years and has over 20 years of experience in human services. She has worked with a wide range of patients, including incarcerated adults, individuals and families with substance abuse challenges, dual diagnosis, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and PTSD. She is LGBQT friendly.


Kimberly’s approach is holistic, supporting the development of mindfulness practices to reduce anxiety and depression; to manage substance abuse triggers; and to help people who struggle with flashbacks/traumatic memories. Her work is based on best practices and may include DBT, CBT, or Emotional Freedom Technique.


Kimberly offers empathetic, compassionate, person-centered care. She is passionate about helping people who have experienced trauma in their lives. She believes that trauma can be healed and people can get better.


Working with individuals and family systems affected by substance abuse, Kimberly focuses on developing coping and life skills and teaching mindfulness to change thought processes, learn triggers, and think in clearer ways.


Kimberly works with patients 16 years old and above.


When she is not at work, Kimberly’s favorite endeavor is spending quality time with her family.

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