Kimberly A. Dioszegi, MSFT, LMFT
You can call me Kim. I am a therapist, artist, athlete, wife, step-mother, and friend. I have many times been on my own journey of healing and walking into a new story. I understand the painful hard work of laying aside everything we once believed to be true about ourselves, our families, and our partner -- with the hope of possibly creating a new life.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Whitworth University and my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to becoming a clinician I applied wilderness therapy techniques as a mountaineering and sea kayaking guide in BC, Canada, and worked with at-risk youth for ten years. I have experience working in intensive outpatient programs for eating disorders, self-harm, OCD, and social anxiety, with a focus on complex trauma and PTSD. As a trauma-informed systemic therapist I explore the way family of origin, present relationships, and past hurt are intertwined to all the "diagnosable" troubles many of us seek therapy to resolve.
It is my greatest honor to walk alongside my clients on their journey toward healing, whole relationship, and authenticity. You have innate worth, value, and beauty; I look forward to sharing this road with you.
Istvan Dioszegi, Clinical Intern
I was born and raised a Hungarian in Romania and moved to Arizona in 2012, giving me the opportunity to live in multiple worlds with varying perspectives. Growing up during communism, I moved from my home at 11 years old to be on the Youth and then Senior National Weightlifting Team for nearly twenty years. As an Olympic Team Member and professional athlete I was trained in sports psychology and how to overcome hardship, self-doubt, and performance anxiety. Later I served in the Romanian Intelligence Service focusing on counter-terrorism prior to moving in the United States.
Given my history, I am passionate in helping people overcome self-doubt, and processing traumatic situations that so often leave us responding to those around as with shame, anxiety, or anger. I am currently a student under supervision at Fuller Theological Seminary, training in Marriage and Family Therapy. I believe that while brokenness happens in relationships, healing occurs in relationship as well.
I am trained in AEDP, Gottman Method, EMDR, and Internal Family Systems.
Languages: English, Romanian, Hungarian
"When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending." -Brene Brown
AREAS OF FOCUS
Complex Trauma & PTSD: domestic violence, neglect, sexual, physical, verbal and spiritual abuse, narcissistic abuse
Family of origin issues: attachment wounding, co-dependency, and anti-dependency, boundary issues
Sexuality, dating, pre-marital, broken trust, divorce and relationship patterns
Eating disorders: body image, self-esteem, orthorexia, anorexia, bulimia, binging and distorted eating
ADHD, OCD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression
Faith and spiritual integration
IFS (Internal Family Systems)
Ketamine Assisted Psychotheapy (KAP)
HAES (Health at Every Size)
Individuals. Couples. Family. Adolescents. Adults.