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Kim DiRe

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8065 N 85th Way
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85258
United States of America

About Kim R DiRe

Kim DiRe' (formerly Kim Lipsman), LPC, MEd, SEP, DBH is passionate about helping people find their strength and wholeness from within. Her background in education gives awareness to the needs of children and adolescents. Family dynamics, marriage and parent-child relationships are her specialties. Her integrated approach to therapy uses spirituality with psychology honoring each individual’s emotions, traumas, family work, past and goals for the future.
Kim has her Master’s in Counseling from Argosy University/Phoenix and a Master’s in Education from Chapman University. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist graduating from the Atwood Institute for Research and Education. Her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy and Somatic®Experiencing for trauma healing is useful when working with clients experiencing all traumas, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, fears and other syndromes.
Kim has received her Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State Arizona. Kim has increased her education by completing two specialized areas of psychological training. As a Somatic®Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Kim works with the world renowned Dr. Peter Levine’s method for healing body trauma. The trauma work is some of Kim’s most rewarding therapy work in its gentle format and the relief to an individual’s suffering. Another important piece to Kim’s expertise is childhood obesity and childhood eating issues. Through two programs, Shapedown© and Kidshape©, Kim is helpful in creating positive results for many children. She is certified at the highest level and works currently with many children and their families in the area of Childhood Obesity and Children with Eating Disorders. Her expertise helps her guide children to empower themselves towards a balanced life. These children and their families are allowed to increase their choices for healthy living through emotional and behavioral changes. All of Kim's studies increase the awareness and knowledge of her professional therapy skills.
Kim believes that with therapy work, transformations from emotional pain and life’s problems leads individuals to healing, wellness and more fulfillment. Trauma is a fact of life. Everyone can improve their life…everyone can heal.


  • Veterans
  • Families of Veterans
  • Eating Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Refugees
  • Victims of Mass Disaster
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Developmental Trauma

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SE™ Practitioner

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Professional Certifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor, Eating Disorder and Trauma Specialist, Childhood Obesity and Childhood Eating Issues Specialist

Post Advanced Certificates:

Touch Skills Training

Business Phone

(480) 451-8500


Fax Number

(480) 451-8510


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Contact Kim R DiRe by phone: (480) 451-8500 or by the SE™ Practitioner Contact Form to schedule a session.