Hello! I am Dr. Kim and I am The Parentologist! I am a wife and a mom of two children. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist. I received my Bachelor’s in Sociology from UCLA, my Master’s in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University, and my second Master’s and my Doctorate in Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy. I have been a public speaker for over 20 years on a variety of topics and have had years of experience in television and radio. For 5 years prior to earning my doctoral degree, I worked in Los Angeles as a National Account Manager for Clear Channel Communications, working in sales, marketing, and advertising. Post doctorate, I spent 5 years working for a non profit agency as a Program Manager implementing a positive behavior support program in over 20 elementary schools.
I own a private practice and specialize seeing clients ages 0-17. I currently speak at various conferences, provide parenting consultations and parenting workshops, and have facilitated weekly prenatal and postnatal support groups. I am also a university professor for Master’s and Doctoral level students teaching courses in parent child therapy and play therapy.
I am currently a TODAY Show Parenting Team Contributor and recently have been an expert guest on KFMB News 8 Morning Extra on the CW San Diego. I have been featured on Bottle + Heels and Hey Mama and guest blogged for This Family First, The Home Loving Wife, Bundle Organics, and Life of a Minister Mom as well as host various segments on Instagram and Facebook. I am a Mom Ambassador for Mom’s Meet and have also been featured and published in two issues of BIBB Magazine and was previously a writing contributor for The San Diego Moms Blog.
My blog is about everything parenting with a therapeutic twist! In the blog, I will focus on different topics in relation to pregnancy, parenting, families, couples, and children, as well as provide information on the hottest trending products for parents and children of all ages, talk about health related topics, lifestyle tips, activities to do with your child, family travel, and more!
I hope to inspire you, educate you, encourage you, support you, and motivate you. As a parent myself, I will also bring my own life experiences to the blog. I have a solution focused approach to parenting that encourages fostering a positive relationship with your children. I hope through my professional and personal experience we can collaborate with each other on how to better ourselves and our relationships with our families and our children.