BS, University of Scranton // MSW, Widener University
Kim Martin joins Anxiety Institute from the Yale University School of Medicine-Cedarhurst School where she provided direct clinical services in a therapeutic educational setting serving middle through post-high school students. In this position, Kim collaborated extensively with school districts across the state, developing IEPs and providing crisis intervention work. Kim also worked as a Clinician with Family & Children’s Aid of Bridgeport, CT, where she engaged in intensive child and adolescent psychiatric services, including conducting intake and assessments, developing and implementing treatment plans, as well as targeting client-specific behaviors. Kim also worked as a school social worker fostering close ties with the community. These connections will be invaluable in facilitating smooth transitions of the clients back into daily academic and social routines.
With more than a decade of experience working with youth and their families, Kim has witnessed the importance of clients developing their own vocabulary and language to articulate their experiences more clearly to themselves, to their family and for purposes of self-advocacy. This insight empowers clients to be an active participant and champion in their own recovery.
After witnessing the toll that anxiety takes on the lives of young people, I knew I wanted to be a changemaker in the mental health field working with this population. An influential college professor inspired me to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker so I could help adolescents and young adults find their voice in communicating their struggles and experience. To make lasting change, I offer nonjudgmental, supportive care as my clients explore their anxieties and learn strategies to become their best selves.