About Kimberly McGrady, LCSW
Kimberly believes that positive change starts on the individual level. In her practice and life, she has seen how individual thought drives how that person feels and behaves. Likewise, she’s seen how every change that happens within a community starts with individuals. Ms. McGrady became a psychotherapist so that she could help people recognize and effectively manage their maladaptive or unhealthy thinking in order to make necessary positive changes. She works with her patients to help them let go of thoughts that keep them stuck, hurt, depressed, anxious, and living in the past. In this way, she helps people become their best selves. She knows that we are all connected and that when she helps one person, the lives of that person’s kids, spouse, partner, parents, friends, and community also improve. With patients, Kimberly draws from/ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and several other therapeutic modalities to teach useful, rational, productive, compassionate, and self-supporting tools. She cultivates the point of view that our minds reflect our reality and are powerful tools for creating change, invoking happiness, and managing maladaptive thinking. By exercising the mind in this way, people foster new belief systems that/ propel them into deeper life satisfaction. Ms. McGrady is motivated by the Henry Ford quote, “If you think you can do a thing or you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” She sees all the time how our minds believe what we tell them and, given that, thinks we might as well start telling our minds something helpful.
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
- Alcohol Use
- Binge Eating / Other
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- PTSD - Childhood Trauma
- Compulsive Gambling
- PTSD - Victim of Abuse
- Parent/Child Concerns
- Opioid/Pain Med Use
- Drug Use (non-opioid)
- Pain Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
- TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program
Education & Certifications
– Master s Degree in Social Work from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL
– Bachelor s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County in Baltimore, MD
June 14, 2021
Kimberly helps without being judgemental.
June 2, 2021
Therapist listened and had helpful responses.
May 11, 2021
Found it helpful talking with Kimberly.
April 21, 2021
She is just very sincere in her approach and I need that
April 16, 2021
While struggling through a particularly difficult time in my life, she has made me feel confident in my feelings and overall self. She always remembers specifics from previous appointments and checks in with me. Kimberly McGrady is the most incredible therapist. It s obvious that she has a love for helping others, and after just a few months as her patient, she has earned my complete trust. I am so extremely grateful to have her as my therapist.
April 14, 2021
Great listener. Very encouraging. Look forward to working with her!
April 6, 2021
I was a bit wary of virtually meeting, but I could feel her focus and empathy. And she had follow-up plans that were always doable between visits.
February 20, 2020
Amazing great help
January 23, 2020
Very good and will be going back for another visit
January 22, 2020
Kimberly did a good job! Looking forward to my second visit.
October 29, 2019
Positive. Ms. McGrady provided me with a clear overview of our sessions & presented me with some action plans that I can start to implement. Very satisfied!!
October 29, 2019
I felt very safe, and the therapist was very sweet to me.
September 24, 2019
Great first appointment. Kimberly was great!
September 4, 2019
It was a good first session. I felt comfortable with my provider, and I look forward to working with her.
August 21, 2019
Not sure I could have asked for a more relatable counselor.
August 6, 2019
It went great and I had a great and I enjoy the experience throughly. It was very helpful to me and I will return.