Kimberlee Daughtry, MA, LPC-S, RPT, EMDR
In 2012, I founded Breath of Hope Professional Counseling. As a fellow sojourner, on this spiral path of life, it is my goal to create an accepting and nurturing environment where people can have sacred space to unpack life issues.
Professional counselors have played a powerful role in my journey. I still seek their support during seasons where my life feels overwhelming. Early on, my feeling of gratitude and empowerment from their services led me to a new life purpose; to give back by helping others in this similar way. The professional counseling field continues to be my passion. I love the adventure of being a lifelong learner and discovering new ways to empower people to heal, grow and find fresh meaning in their lives. I consider each session a sacred time for the client. A time to slow down, sort out issues, and to see small yet powerful shifts happen where things begin to look a bit more expansive and hopeful.
We all have a story to share about our dance with life. Life can be challenging. Unprocessed past losses or traumatic experiences can breed negative attitudes/beliefs, addictions or destructive behaviors. This can be detrimental to the rhythm of our dance, making it narrow and driving our steps and behaviors in ineffective ways. Utilizing therapies that include a nonverbal (right brain) and verbal (left brain) component helps make the healing experience more efficient and integrative neurologically. I use nonverbal/verbal therapies, such as EMDR, DeTUR, Feeling State Addiction therapy, sand tray therapy, play therapy, breath therapy and other expressive arts in treatment when appropriate. I am a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapist. I am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). I am trained to work with couples. I have completed Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 from the Gottman Institute for couple therapy training. I have also completed the Gottman Institute courses: Treating Couples with Addiction, Treating Traumas and Affairs.
I am originally from Indiana, but moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1990, after graduating from Indiana University with a BS in Education. Six months prior to coming to Texas, I lived in Melbourne, Australia where I taught elementary school. Living in Australia made the transition to San Antonio easy, as the natural terrain is quite similar. While in San Antonio, I worked as an elementary school teacher. In 2001, I received my Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Texas San Antonio. I completed my internship as an elementary school counselor in Northside Independent School District. After graduation I took a break for several years to be a full time mother for my three sons, Joshua, Caleb, and Micah. Eventually, I completed a second internship at Vitas Hospice and then applied for my License Professional Counselor Intern in Texas. During my internship I worked at Alamo Treatment Center/The Right Step (IOP) and Alpha Home, a nonprofit treatment center for women struggling with chemical dependency. I also saw clients at University United Methodist Church where I worked on many diverse cases. Since then, I have worked with elders, adults, adolescents, family members, and couples in both in-patient and out-patient settings. I have worked as an instructor teaching addiction counselors at the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies.
Some of the things that I enjoy doing include: spending time with my family and friends, traveling, writing, running, yoga, swimming, dancing, having meaningful conversations, and being of service to others as a therapist.
Services Provided by Kimberlee Daughtry MA, LPC-S, EMDR Cert.
Adult, Adolescent and Child Individual Counseling
Holistic Aftercare Treatment for Addictions and Intensives
Areas of Treatment:
Addiction and Recovery
Disassociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Grief and Loss
Death and Dying
12 Step Recovery
Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Family (ACA, ACOA)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Person Centered Therapy
Feeling State Addiction Therapy
Gottman Couples Therapy Method
Sand Tray Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Monday: By appointment only
Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday 10 am to 5 pm
Friday 10 am to 3pm
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network
$140 Individual (45-50 min session)
$220 Couple (90 min session)
$30 for 15 minutes added on to a session.
I do offer sliding scale if there is a financial hardship.