Kim Payne

Clinical Director IOP & PHP

Kimberly Payne


As a therapist, I believe that the people that I help each have a unique story to tell. Through the therapeutic process the individual can open up to their own life story and begin to understand how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors have been impacted. It is my goal to help the people I work with to understand their anxiety, depression, and other emotional struggles so that they can find peace in their lives. I consider my approach to be eclectic and believe in working as a team to help empower clients to have the lasting change that they desire.

Before pursuing counseling, in my undergraduate career, I assisted research studies through the University of New Mexico, the MIND Institute, and the Center for Alcohol, Substance Abuse, and Addiction. I graduated with my Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. Prior to coming to EDTC, I worked with families, couples, and helped with a psycho-educational parent support group. I spent my internship working at the Eating Disorder Treatment Center of Albuquerque where I worked with adolescents and adults in both an individual setting and in Intensive Outpatient care.

I am happy to have made EDTC my professional home. I enjoy helping individuals with and without eating disorders feel safe, secure, and confident in their treatment. I look forward to speaking with you and helping you on your road to recovery and peace.


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