Kimberly Vay, , EdD, LPC, CPCS

Dr. Vay is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor who has been working with children, adolescents, adults and families for over a decade. As the first DBT Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician ™ in the state of Georgia, Dr. Vay has extensive experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in her clinical work in residential treatment and outpatient settings. Dr. Vay provides DBT treatment for individuals and families as well as facilitates DBT skills group for adolescents, adults, and caregivers.

Dr. Vay specializes in treatment of mood lability, anxiety, depression, non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors and suicidal behaviors. Her goals in treatment are to help individuals learn healthy and adaptive coping strategies and skills to effectively manage intense emotions and feelings and to build a “Life Worth Living.” Dr. Vay is proficient in the adherent protocol of DBT and has received intensive training in Radically Open DBT(RO-DBT), Prolonged Exposure-DBT for trauma (DBT-PE) , DBT protocol adapted for children (DBT-C) as well as Level One and Two of Theraplay® and Group Theraplay®. Dr. Vay also supervises other clinicians and provides DBT consultation to other DBT clinicians who are either seeking certification or just wish to enhance their adherence to the treatment model.

In addition to being a DBT Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician ™, Dr. Vay is an experienced speaker who has presented at multiple professional conferences and facilitates training for clinicians, residential treatment staff, educators, and parents. She is passionate about DBT education and the effective practice of DBT as a modality of treatment. Dr. Vay is active on the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification and is one of the official Site Reviewers for future programs seeking certification as well as a Case Conceptualization Coder for clinicians seeking individual certification. Dr. Vay is also a Board Member-at-Large on the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.