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Kimberly Nuffer

Westside Behavioral Care / Kimberly Nuffer
Kimberly Nuffer - LCSW

Offers sessions only online

Headshot of Kimberly Nuffer in a photo studio in front of a gray background

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver, A Summer Day.

Trying to figure out your place in the world?  Feeling unsettled? Unsure? Does anxiety, depression, loneliness, dysfunctional relationship patterns, or lack of self-worth get in the way of living your best life?  We all have times of feeling stuck and can use the help of a professional, someone who is there just for you. I am here to help you get unstuck.

I love helping teens and adults navigate both the joys and challenges of daily life.  Connecting with teens struggling with identity and relationship issues is something I enjoy, as well as helping parents navigate these challenging teen years. I spent twenty years working in a busy health care organization (Kaiser Permanente) in an outpatient mental health setting seeing kids and adults in individual, family, and group therapy. I taught parenting skills, ran dialectical behavioral therapy groups, womens’ groups, and family therapy groups. Later, I specialized in working with physicians around the issues of burnout, work-life integration, and compassion fatigue and developed a physician wellness program. I also have a specialty in working with athletes. I love helping athletes with the mental side of sport and as a lifelong athlete myself, I can attest to the power of working on this part of your game!

What’s my style? Easy going, compassionate, and gently directive.  I draw from dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  I have a good deal of training in mindfulness and integrate this into my practice.

Embarking on the journey of therapy can be scary and overwhelming. There are certainly lots of therapy options out there. I believe that fit between therapist and client is likely the most important factor in helping people grow and change. We need to both feel good about the fit, and to that end, I like to have a 20 minute phone or video consult prior to setting up our first appointment.  Learn more about me and my practice by visiting my website at