Kimberly Mackanic, LCSW, LCADC, EMDR trained clinician

Kimberly has worked as a Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery since 2015. She received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Criminology at The College of New Jersey, and her Master’s in Social Work at Rutgers University with a concentration in Violence Against Women & Children. In 2017, she completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a specialized treatment for PTSD and other mental health disorders.

Kimberly’s previous professional experience includes individual and group counseling services for trauma survivors in community settings, safe houses, and at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. It was through this work that she witnessed the frequent overlap between trauma, mental health issues, and substance use. These professional experiences are what motivated her to begin working with young adults in New Jersey with substance use disorders – she strongly believes in treating the whole of a person’s experience in order to promote healing and positive change.

In her free time, Kimberly enjoys being on stage, and has been a part of a number of theatrical productions through college, community theater, and social justice organizations. She loves Halloween, and enjoys DIY/craft projects, traveling, and nail art.