About Kimberly Rodgers, LCSW, RPT-S

Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor through the Association for Play Therapy. She also supervises clinical social work interns pursuing licensure. She has worked as a psychotherapist for twelve years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Central Florida.

Her experience includes foster care, adoption, youth shelter, youth related research, school-based counseling, and sexual assault crisis center settings prior to private practice. She specializes in counseling children, families, and adults struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to life transitions. Kimberly is a current Board member of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida and former Vice-President of the Southwest Florida chapter of the Association for Play Therapy. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and EMDR International Association.

Kimberly is founder of Monarch Therapy, an integrative therapy center focused on empowering individuals and families through emotional and behavioral metamorphosis. In addition to counseling and play therapy, the center offers other supportive modalities to further enhance emotional healing and stress management including support groups, yoga, laughter yoga, breathwork, integrative relaxation, and sound therapy. Monarch Therapy’s sister site eFitFamily.com offers health related information and inspiration for everyday families to live healthier every day. The center is also involved with House of Gaia community center and other community and service focused organizations. More information about Kimberly and her practice can be found online: www.MonarchTherapy.com.

More about Kimberly

Reaching out…

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"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." ~ Robin Williams Some time has passed, and we continue to stand in awe as the number of new calls shows us how tragedy and loss can motivate others to find courage to reach out for help.  Our hearts continue to extend to Robin's soul, his family and friends, and to others who experience emotional pain and suffering every single day...there is a light at the end of the tunnel and emotional transformation is possible with support and hard work. Fame, lack of privacy, and other factors we may never understand prevent many … [Read more...]

More P’s for Business Survival

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We've addressed 3 important P's for business success: Patience, Persistence, and Positivity. Apparently, P is an important letter for a healthy business mentality.  Here are a couple more Ps which are just as important... 1. Planning I can not tell you how many business owners have told me that a business plan is critical to survival.  Many small businesses come into being out of a hobby or interest pursued in a nonchalant manner.  The risk of a fly by the seat of your pants is high, and you can end up there before you know it if you're not careful.  The awesome news is that it is never … [Read more...]

Pausing the “Fix It” Tendency

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As a parent, you don't want to see your child uncomfortable, struggling, or in emotional pain.   It is so tempting to jump in and "fix it."  We challenge you to consider pausing with alternative steps before eliminating the discomfort and solving your child's dilemma. Validate your child's feelings.  If your child is scared of the dark, ask questions to learn more about the fear before saying there's no reason to feel scared.  If he is scared of a monster in the closet, what kind of monster does he imagine?  What does it look like?  Validate those fears with a response such as, "That does … [Read more...]

Preparing Children for a Move

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Moving requires much planning and preparation.  The natural to-do list includes gathering moving boxes, sorting through clutter, packing, researching the new location, informing others of new address, etc.  Whether short or long-distance, it is important to prepare children for a relocation.  Here are some helpful tips to consider: 1. Be as specific as possible (and age-appropriate) with your explanation of the moving process.  This includes: Wait until your move is definite before you inform your children to avoid confusion. Take them to visit the new home or city prior to the actual … [Read more...]