Kim Shirk, LPC, NCC

Provider type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescent (Ages 1.5+), Adult

About Kim Shirk, LPC, NCC

Kim’s kind compassion will help you feel safe. Her warmth and humor will put you at ease.As you start to share your story, you’ll quickly realize that Kim understands, and that she can help: “Life is complicated,” Kim shares.“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things from our past. But you are not your mistakes and you are not your struggles. I’ll listen to your life story with gentleness,understand and value your beliefs, and together we’ll restore wholeness and inspire hope.” Kim enjoys working with clients of all ages, from small children (as young as 18 months) to adults seek-ing healing and richness in life, to those in their mature years. Her practice focus includes grief, anxiety, self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, chronic pain, stress management, women’s issues, developmental issues, gender identity, parenting, and more. She also has a special heart for working with Mom’s – perinatal, postnatal, those with infertility issues or postpartum depression. Kim offers a safe and non-judgmental environment.In this relaxed space, she’lldevelop a unique theoretical approach that best suites your needs and meets best practice standards. Some of the approaches Kim might borrow from include cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based, EMDR, play therapy, expressive art and supportive therapies. Kim is also certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Kim has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Webster University, as well as background in Occupational Therapy and Expressive/Recreation Therapy. Outside of the office, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, be in the mountains, and go hiking. She is also an artist that enjoys mixed media, collage and encaustic art. She enjoys teaching art to others and loves to laugh. Kim loves meeting new people and considers it a privilege to share part of each client’s journey.


Fort Collins – Riverside Avenue

1525 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
1537 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
1531 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524


  • Aetna
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  • Cofinity
  • Friday Health Plans
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  • Humana-WY
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  • Mines & Assoc. PPO
  • RMHP
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  • UBH
  • UC Health
  • UMR