Kimberly S. Lurvey

LCSW

Christian Counselor Northbrook Lurvey

Kim works with children through adults on a wide variety of issues and describes her therapy style as eclectic and family-oriented.

Kim works with a wide variety of issues including:

Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Codependence, Health Concerns, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Adoption, Chronic Health Issues of Children, and Child Welfare Issues, including Adoption, Foster Care, Abuse and Neglect

“We all struggle in this complex and stressful world. It is good and refreshing to have someone just listen to what is going on inside our hearts and minds. A little perspective, understanding, insight, work, and even a little humor can help us over the hurdles that life puts in our paths, whether those come from relationships, experiences, or even our bodies and how they work. May God bless you, today, with the peace and relief you seek.”

Kim received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1993. She also received her B.A. in Sociology from Wheaton College in 1985.

Kim began her social work career counseling birth parents and adoptive parents during the adoption process. Her work focused on education, grief, and loss, child guidance, development, and communications. This work led her to pursue work in public child welfare where she dealt with abuse and neglect, and mental health issues in both foster care and family preservation. This prepared her for her first season of work at Meier Clinics (1994-2000) working with clients in Outpatient and also for a short time with the Day Program.

Kim enjoys working with families as they go through the stages of family life. Having been single well into adulthood, she understands the challenges for singles in church and society.

Kim is a deacon at her church where she also served in children’s ministry, led the care team, and administered the caring fund. She is also an American Heritage Girl Scout leader, a board member of a 501(c)(3) organization, and leads a local “Moms in Prayer” group.  Kim is the mother of a medically complex child and has had in-depth experience with social work in the hospital and school settings as a parent.  She is also an avid family researcher and genealogy buff.