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About Me

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Dr. Kimberly
Lee-Okonya, DSW, LCSW, PMH-C

Clinical Director

About Me

Dr. Kimberly M. Lee-Okonya, Doctor of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) practitioner is the clinical director and founder of Life Begins Here TCS. She is a passionate psychotherapist who specializes in helping people find internal peace and understanding of self through utilizing several evidenced based practices. She is also an adjunct Social Work professor and founder of The Melanated Mommy Tribe and the Holistic Wellness Practices school.


Dr. Kim LO has well over a decade of experience in the fields of Psychology and Social Work. Dr. 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. 

  • 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.

  • Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society

  • Georgia Southern University, B.S. in Psychology

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

  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW)

  • Certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship from Cornell University

  • Pregnant Women

  • New Mothers

  • Mothers

  • Couples and Relationships

  • Anxiety

  • Postpartum depression

  • Stress Management

  • Identity and Minority Issues


  • HIV / AIDS

  • Life Transitions

  • Athletes

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Office Phone: 404-738-6526

Fax: 678-686-9220

Mailing Address: PO Box 722 Austell, GA 30168


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