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Helping you take the Next Step in Changing your Life!

Personal Counseling in Nashville, TN


Next Step Counseling and Consulting

Experience

Clinical Therapist
Private Practice -  Over 15 years


Military Family Life Consultant
Managed Health Network Government Services, Inc. - 5 years


Kim Dale  EdD., LPC/MHSP-S


I love working with motivated individuals and couples who want to work to achieve reconciliation, healing, and growth in wholeness. I have been in practice for over 15 years.  I obtained by bachelor's degree from Tennessee State, my Master's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University and my EdD.  from Tennessee State University. I am licensed by the state of Tennessee as a Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider and Supervisor designation, and as a School Counselor K-12.  I also received Rule 31 training, Civil and Family Mediation at David Lipscomb University.


After receiving my Master's Degree, I did an internship at the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, and Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. After completing my internships, I worked at Meharry Medical College with clients who were dealing with depression, physical and/or sexual abuse, drug addiction, and HIV/AIDS. More recently, I have been working with individuals and families in the area of substance abuse/dependence issues, pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, divorce care, parenting issues, adjustment issues, partner relationship issues, and parent-child relations.  I help parents understand their child's IEP and 504; and assist parents navigate the K-12 public school system to get the help their child needs.


My goal as a therapist is to meet you where you are, while assisting you in getting where you want to be.  This is your journey. 


I'd love to help you take the Next Step in changing your life.

Certifications


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)


Mental Health Service Provider (MHSP)


Clinical Supervisor


Rule 31 Trained Civil/Family


PreK-12 School Counselor


Education


B.S. - Tennessee State University

Major - Sociology

Minor - Psychology and History


M.S. - Trevecca  Nazarene University

Counseling


Ed. S - Tennessee State University

Administration / Supervision  


Ed. D - Tennessee State University

​​Leadership