In 2000, Kim received her Masters in Counseling from Regent University. She then wed, and had 4 children which she intended to homeschool until they graduated. During her time as an at home mom, she stayed additionally busy creating ministries supporting women and moms.
However, in 2016, Kim’s life took an unpredictable turn which diverted her from the path she believed she was on.
She felt led to create her company, CoachingHope4U, LLC, to inspire and educate betrayed partners.
Kim pushed through grief and her own trauma and
- earned her Life Coach Certification (BCC),
- completed A Door of Hope training – certification for group facilitator for betrayed partners (ADOH),
- obtained her Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists certification (APSATS),
- attended Brainspotting training
- obtained the certification helping couples through the Early Recovery Couples Empath Model (ERCEM).
To add to those certifications, she had the privilege of training directly with Barb Steffens and Omar Minwalla. She is a member of C-SASI (Christian Sex Addicts Specialists International).
Through her years of experience working with attorneys in the arena of high conflict divorce, she is equipped to offer a unique perspective combining trauma management with court knowledge. Kim also created the blog, Not a Casserole Widow, to give divorcing partners a voice.
Kim’s recent ERCEM certification supports her belief that couples experiencing problematic sexual behavior can heal by acknowledging and in incorporating empathy. She has seen successful healing in relationships by learning the tools needed to bring empathy into a relationship.
While she always has hope for a relationship to survive, the truth is that some do not.
So, no matter what the outcome, she strives to encourage women to rebuild self-confidence and reignite joy as they walk through this healing journey.
Because the experience of betrayal and living in a covertly (or overtly) abusive relationship can feel deeply lonely and scary, she wants you to know, “you aren’t alone and you have found a safe place.”