Kimberley L. McNickle (She/ Her)

Accepting Clients

I help people who feel disconnected to feel more connected to what and who matters most. I offer in-person and Telehealth sessions.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in BELLINGHAM, WA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

About My Clients

Clients come from different backgrounds with stories that are encouraging, inspiring, and at times, heartbreaking. My story may be different, but the feelings that are universal to all of us, are the same. I believe there is more that connects us than separates us. We all want to be loved, to feel safe, to have meaning in our lives, to avoid fear and shame, and to know we are important. We want to feel connected to the people that mean the most to us. We want to be accepted and understood.

My Background and Approach

My approach is engaging, collaborative, and compassionate and puts you at the center of what we do together. I believe that you are the expert in your life, even if you are feeling lost, disconnected and empty. Rather than look at "symptoms", I get curious about how unhelpful beliefs and behaviors are keeping you stuck. I will be curious about where you learned them and how they may have, at one time, helped you survive. I use a lot of metaphors and analogies because I think they are more relatable. When it is appropriate I will use humor and, in some cases, have been known to make counseling fun between the more serious moments. I use many interventions and hope to give you tools and skills that you find helpful outside of sessions. Many times people come to therapy feeling hopeless and defeated. My goal is to work with you to become engaged in your life and reimagine a more meaningful one. I offer a 15 minute video session for you to check me out and see if I may be a good fit.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people and recognize that there are systems and barriers in place that continue to exclude, stigmatize, and marginalize some people. I also believe that no amount of education or immersion can substitute for lived experience. My promise is that I will never deny the experience, no matter how uncomfortable, of another person. I will not ask anyone to teach me about their culture, religion, or orientation. My job, if I do it well, is to listen, learn and earn (your trust). From a theoretical perspective, I view each person through a systemic lens. This means that I don't view individuals in isolation, rather in a larger context as a member of many groups (systems). I take into consideration the intersectionality of community, culture, the broader current political climate, spirituality, ethnicity, identity and other factors that make you. I am here for you in your strengths and your struggles. Together we can reimagine your life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • LifeWise
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Evernorth
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Rate: $130 - 160/session


360.519.6010 Email Kimberley
1155 North State Street Ste. 325

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