Next Step Counseling and Consulting

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Personal Counseling in Nashville, TN

Helping you take the Next Step in Changing your Life!


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Mental Health Service Provider (MHSP)

Rule 31 Trained Civil/Family

Mediation - David Lipscomb University

Turn Around Center - 2 years

Case Manager II/Counselor
Meharry Medical College   - 1 year

Program Manager
Volunteers of America  - 2 years


Clinical Therapist
Private Practice -  9 years

Military Family Life Consultant
Managed Health Network Government Services, Inc. - 5 years

Clinical Therapist
Family and Children's Service -  2 years


B.S. - Tennessee State University

Major - Sociology

Minor - Psychology and History

M.S. - Trevecca  Nazarene University


Ed. S - Tennessee State University

Administration / Supervision  

Kim Dale  Ed.S., LPC/MHSP-S

I obtained by bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University in Sociology with minors in Psychology and History. In 2003, I earned my Master's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Counseling. In 2007, I received an Ed.S in

Administration Supervision from TSU. I am licensed by the state of Tennessee as a Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation and a School Counselor K-12. I also received Rule 31 training for Civil and Family Mediation at David Lipscomb University.

After receiving my Master's Degree, I did an internship at the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter and Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. After completing my internships I worked at Meharry Medical College with clients who were dealing with depression, physical and/or sexual abuse, drug addiction, and HIV/AIDS. More recently, I have been working with individuals and families in the area of pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, divorce care, parenting issues, adjustment issues, partner relationship issues and parent-child relations.

My goal as a therapist is to meet you where you are, while assisting you in getting where you want to be.  This is your journey. 

I'd love to help you take the Next Step in changing your life.