About Kim

Licensed professional Counselor

Kim Saltzman

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Kim specializes in counseling eating disorders, anxiety, compulsive disorders, and relational issues. By integrating various counseling techniques and philosophies, she offers her clients the most current and effective methods of treatment. Having been in the same “shoes” as many of her clients, Kim is able to empathize with their struggles, as well as offer valuable insight and helpful tools to guide them down the path of living their full potential.

After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Texas A&M University, Kim attained her teaching certification and taught at the elementary level in low income high risk schools for seven years. Her love of teaching, encouraging her students and working with their families bore the idea of her pursuing counseling as a full time vocation. Kim went on to earn her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University where she graduated from the top of her class.

She completed her counseling internship at The Pregnancy Assistance Center North where she with worked teens, women and families in crisis. In pursuing her dream to work as a private practitioner, she accepted a position with Lois Thomson-Bowersock & Associates. She had the privilege of working alongside and learning from Lois, one of Texas’ foremost counselors specializing in helping families and individuals affected by addiction and related problems. Now in her own private practice, Kim continues to meet with clients from The Woodlands, Spring, Tomball, Magnolia, and the greater Houston area, to provide them with effective, caring, and compassionate counsel.

Outside of the office Kim enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Whether it be a game of cards, attending a cooking class, laughing over a cup of coffee, or exploring warm weathered vacation spots, she enjoys interacting with and learning from God’s wondrous creation!

Kim and her husband live in The Woodlands, TX with their son Owen, and their other two “babies”, Mikey, a rescued Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound mix, and Mika, a blue Great Dane. Kim looks forward to using Mika as a therapy dog when she comes of age as Kim believes that animals have an amazing ability to calm and comfort others in their time of need.

Mission Statement

To come along side clients and provide them with hope and healing on their journey to uncover and embody the full potential of who God created them to be.


Services Kim offers

Counseling

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Parents & Teens
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Nuero Emotive Technique
  • Christian Based
  • Outpatient Counseling

Disordered Eating

  • Teen Group Therapy
  • Aftercare Support
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Education
  • Family Support
  • Assessment & Referral
  • Resources

Anxiety

  • Intervention Skills
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Education
  • Internal Conflict Resolution

Experience

  • Private Practice-Licensed Professional Counselor, TX
  • Professional in Residence- Pregnancy Assistance Center North, Spring, TX
  • Lay Counselor-Celebrate Recovery, The Woodlands, TX
  • Training Speaker and Presenter- Pregnancy Assistance Center North, Spring, TX
  • Keynote Speaker “Hope for Journey”-The Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX
  • Co-presenter “Taming the Dragon-Eating Disorders & Co-Occurring Addictions”-Cypress Creek Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Brainstate Brainwave Optimization Technologist
  • Former Educator-Spring Independent School District

Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Master of Art, Community Counseling-Sam Houston State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Sociology-Texas A&M University
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Nuero Emotive Technique Practitioner – Basics Trained

Training & Continuing Education

  • Experiential Therapy Institute, Onsite, Inc., Cumberland Furnace, TN
  • Nuero Emotive Technique Practitioner
  • Brainstate Brainwave Optimization Technologist
  • American Heart Association – Certified First Aid, CPR & AED

Affiliations

  • Texas Counseling Association
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
  • National Eating Disorders Association
  • Houston Eating Disorder Specialists
Client Testimonial #6
I personally recommend Kim. My experience of Kim is that she has that special, unique ability to combine personal experience, authenticity and growth with professionalism. Her willingness to be real with her clients as well as her ability to combine creativity and insight into her work is a true gift. I am confident in Kim and her work.
Professional Colleague Jean Dixon, LPC
Client Testimonial #5
I have had the pleasure of knowing Kim Saltzman in both a personal and professional capacity for over ten years. Kim is a gifted and insightful therapist who skillfully uses her professional training, Christian faith and life experience to assist her clients. Kim is one of the most exceptional counselors I have met and I highly recommend her.
Professional Colleague
Lois Thomson Bowersock, LCDC
Client Testimonial #4
Kim exemplifies someone who truly is in counseling because she has a genuine heart to see people healed and restored. Her empathy and compassion speaks volumes about her and makes her so easy to talk to and trust. Trust is something that has never come easily to me but Kim sets up an atmosphere that puts me at ease and gives me the space to talk with freedom. Her mastery and understanding of current therapy techniques has helped to change and restore my life! I owe so much of my recovery to Kim and she truly helped to save my life from the pit. I have learned from Kim that there is always hope for recovery and healing and it is okay to make mistakes and not be perfect. Kim never judges nor condemns and shows me grace and compassion even when I don’t deserve it. She is definitely a blessing from the Lord!!!!
Anonymous Client
Client Testimonial #3
Kim has an amazing way of helping you realize the truth that is already in you. She helped me to see the reality of my codependent relationship with an addict. I stayed in the relationship because I couldn't fathom living without him. Kim not only helped me to find the inner strength to get through that lost relationship, but I am now grateful for it! Kim has helped me discover the tools necessary to deal with things that life throws at me in a healthy way. I would not be where I am today without her help! Her easygoing and caring nature makes me feel comfortable sharing the things that I have kept to myself for years, and with her wisdom and insight I have learned to deal with these things that hidden, have been hurting me for so long.
Anonymous Client
Client Testimonial #2
My connection with Kim was immediate. I found someone that truly identified with the problem I was facing. I received immediate feedback during each of my sessions. How refreshing when you have had prior counselors prompt you to talk about yourself for an hour only to tell you “time is up, good work, and when can you come in next.” My only regret is the loss of time and money spent on two other counselors before I found Kim.
Anonymous Client
Client Testimonial #1
When I first sought treatment for my eating disorder and addiction to self-harm, I was terrified of being dismissed by a professional as a “fake who was not truly sick.” Kim did nothing but affirm my decision to get help before things escalated further though. From our first session onward, she has been a beacon of light: shinning God’s truth and hope into the overwhelming darkness of addiction. She’s encouraged me through rough patches; celebrated milestones with me; firmly held me accountable in the most loving of ways possible; and maintained a steadfast honesty with me, regardless of the truth being something I wanted to hear verses something I needed to hear. With strength from God and guidance from Kim, I’ve begun climbing my way out of the hole of my struggles.
Anonymous Client