Kimberly Holton, Psy.D.
Dr. Holton provides individual therapy to adults aged 18 and up with a wide range of needs and concerns. Her areas of focus include stress related to major life changes or transitions, sleep and health concerns, anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress. Dr. Holton additionally enjoys working with individuals who are looking to better understand themselves and their relationships, and those who are seeking support in developing or pursuing personal goals.
Dr. Holton is trained in both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapeutic modalities, and as such employs a person-centered, eclectic approach to therapy, wherein she aims to collaboratively develop a treatment plan which is tailored to each individual’s needs and strengths. Dr. Holton believes that increasing understanding and insight into how we cope with stress and distress, how we make meaning of events in our lives and the world around us, and how our thoughts, feelings, and actions are connected allows us to make valuable changes while fostering compassion for ourselves and others.
Dr. Holton is a Licensed Psychologist in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Kentucky and holds a PSYPACT license to deliver psychotherapy via telehealth in participating states. Dr. Holton received her doctorate in clinical psychology from George Washington University. She completed her doctoral internship at APA-accredited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC, with specialty training in acute and posttraumatic stress, health psychology including behavioral sleep medicine, and treatment of mood and adjustment disorders. She served as an active-duty psychologist in the United States Navy over the course of the next seven years at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and as the ship psychologist on the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier for a ship’s company of over 4,000 service members. Both as an active duty and civilian psychologist, Dr. Holton has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, in the worker’s compensation arena, and telehealth private practice.