Kimberly was born in Woodland, California and moved to Corpus Christi in 1977. She grew up outside of Corpus Christi in the Calallen area. She attended college at Texas A&M University-Kingsville receiving her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Psychology. While in graduate school in 2003, began working in the counseling field at the Life Services and Wellness Counseling Center with students struggling with depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol problems, and relationship challenges. She completed her yearlong graduate internship working at Family Counseling Services. At FCS, she gained knowledge in group therapy participating in the CHOICE Program for female teens, and a group for Adolescent male sex offenders through Nueces County Probation Office.
In 2005, Kimberly began employment at a state facility counseling adults with Intellectual Disabilities and dual diagnoses clients while also being a LPC intern. While working with the state she became educated in Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Therapy and other tools to use with adults with Autism such as communication techniques, brushing, proprioceptive tools, social skills, and structured schedules. She completed her internship in October of 2006 and passed the National Board Exam for Licensed Counselors.
Kimberly joined Coastal Bend Psychological Associates in 2013 to fulfill her goal of working in private practice and to expand her skills in all areas and participate in assessment training. Kimberly’s passion is working with adults, teens, and children that have experienced trauma in their life. She completed the course work for Trauma-Focused Behavior Therapy this past year. Trauma often causes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which affects the person through depression, and anxiety. Kimberly has a holistic approach in looking at all aspects of the person’s life including their health, environment, diet, sleeping patterns, and anything else that could be affecting them.
Kimberly often incorporates Art Therapy to help people express their emotions and work on relaxation through self-expression. Children are a gift that we truly enjoyed at cb-pa—children that come in for counseling because they have lost a parent, or any other issue such as behavioral problems in school, are met with care and compassion through Play Therapy. Play Therapy helps the child process situations in their life through the use of play which helps them but also they enjoy. CB-PA offers a warm and relaxed environment that adapts to the needs of all of their clients.
Kimberly Benedict-Rodriguez, MS, LPC
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To request an appointment with Kimberly, or for any questions you may have, simply submit the form provided below or call her at (361) 816-2327. Kimberly looks forward to hearing from you.