Background:

Kim Oveson’s counseling experience began in 1987 as a chemical dependency treatment counselor.

In 1989, Kim became one of the founding members of Southern Oregon Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team (SOCIRT), where she conducted debriefings for members of the first responder teams (police, ambulance, fire fighters) who, through the course of their work, encounter traumatic incidents. Kim went on to hold the Clinical Director position for the team, conducting training and other organizational duties along with debriefings. Kim has been a volunteer with WinterSpring: Center for Loss and Grief since 1990, conducting training for volunteers, facilitating grief groups, and specializing in traumatic losses, such as murder and suicide.

After finishing her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1992, she opened a private practice where she specialized in grief and loss, trauma recovery, and personal growth work with individuals, couples, and families. Kim became a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist in 1994 working with chronic pain, anxiety, trauma, and depression.

Kim is currently a founding member of the Human Services Trauma Response Team (TRT), responding to human service agencies in times of trauma, providing debriefing, defusing, and consultation.

In 1999, Kim decided to add to her skill and education by becoming a Certified Human Resource Professional. In addition to her private practice and volunteer work, she is currently the Human Resource Manager and Clinical Supervisor for Addictions Recovery Center in Medford.

Kim now serves La Clinica in Medford as a Trauma Specialist.

Education:

1988 – Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR
B.A. in Communications.

1992 – Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR.
M.S. in Clinical Psychology

1994 – Certified Hypnotherapist

2000 – Certified Forensic Counselor (CCFC)

2001 – Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor II