As the founder and CEO of Southlake Counseling in Charlotte and Davidson, North Carolina, Kimberly B. Krueger, MSW, LCSW, is a gifted therapist, life and business coach, and an overall Happy Life activist. Kimberly empowers her patients to take action and live their lives filled with passion, excitement, and fulfillment. Kimberly has delivered more than 50,000 individual counseling sessions and has helped thousands of people through her life-changing programs.
Kimberly received her Bachelor's in 1989 from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She went on to earn her Masters of Social Work with a specialization in mental health from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Kimberly is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Social Work. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the International Academy of Eating Disorder Professionals, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, the National Eating Disorder Association, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.
Kimberly specializes in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Maudsley eating disorder therapy, Imago relationship therapy, Equine-assisted therapy, and EMDR. She's also a certified life coach, self-esteem coach, and a Book Yourself Solid® business coach. Kimberly has trained with leading experts in her field, and she's earned many of her certifications from the program founders.
In addition to helping her clients thrive, Kimberly is also the creator and developer of many highly-successful programs including the Say Yes to Life Total Transformation System; the Emotional Breakthrough Method; the Confidence Breakthrough Method; the Overcoming Overeating Bootcamp; and The Parenting Game Plan: a complete system to help your teenager beat their eating disorder.
Kimberly's passion for her work first arose from her own eight-year battle with anorexia and bulimia, depression, and anxiety. Determination to triumph over her eating disorder and to use her experiences to help others fueled her recovery. Post-recovery, Kimberly assembled a skilled and compassionate team of professionals who have impressive credentials and their own personal recovery experiences. Together they formed Southlake Center to support individuals struggling with their mental health.