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Lee - Okonya

About Me

Kimberly M. Lee-Okonya, LCSW, LMSW is a passionate psychotherapist who specializes in helping people find internal peace and understanding of self through utilizing several evidenced based practices. Kim is the founder of Life Begins Here and the lead therapist. She is also an adjunct Social Work professor and founder of The Melanated Mommy Tribe.


Kim has over 12 years of experience in the fields of Psychology and Social Work. Kim is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, The Gottman’s Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work, Bringing Baby Home and Gottman Couples levels 1, 2 and 3 trained. She has a wide range of valuable experience having worked in psychiatric hospitals, medical hospitals, university counseling centers, state agencies, private practice, and infectious disease clinics as well as in primary care settings. Kim primarily works with individuals, couples and groups.

  • International Association of Trauma Professionals

  • Postpartum Support International

  • National Association of Social Workers

  • Psi Chi Psychology National Honor Society

  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

  • Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor society

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  • Georgia Southern University, B.S. in Psychology

  • University of Georgia, M.S. in Clinical Social Work

  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), current doctoral candidate

  • Pregnant Women

  • Mothers

  • Couples and Relationships

  • Anxiety

  • Stress Management

  • Identity and Minority Issues


  • HIV / AIDS

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