Achieving Balance at The Farm is excited to announce the addition of a Professional Counseling Intern for 2015. Kimberly Hanson began her internship with Achieving Balance at The Farm in mid January and will continue through April 2015 under the supervision of Stephanie Roffey, LCSW.
Kimberly Hanson is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University with an expected graduation date of 2016. She received her Bachelors of Science in Special Education with a minor in Theater Arts from James Madison University. Upon completion of her Master’s Degree, Kimberly will become a Licensed Professional Counselor (www.ncblpc.org).
Kimberly’s undergraduate studies included facilitating expressive arts techniques for children with physical disabilities and traumatic brain injuries at Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center located in Charlottesville, VA. She also served as the executive director of the First Annual Very Special Arts Festival in Harrisonburg, VA. Through volunteer opportunities, Kimberly has worked with children, adolescents and adults who experienced emotional, chronic, terminal and physical illnesses and/or challenges.
Kimberly has a deep passion for people, art, horses and outdoor adventures. It is her hope to combine her passions to create a holistic and experiential approach to therapy that focuses on the mind, body and spirit to achieve healing and overall wellness.  She is excited to have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and training while completing her internship at Achieving Balance at The Farm.
Kimberly believes experiential hands on approaches such as equine assisted therapy, the arts and adventure based activities have a powerful impact on the quality and effectiveness of therapeutic outcomes.