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About Kimberly McGrady, LCSW

Kimberly believes that positive change starts on the individual level. In her practice and life, she has seen how individual thought drives how that person feels and behaves. Likewise, she’s seen how every change that happens within a community starts with individuals. Ms. McGrady became a psychotherapist so that she could help people recognize and effectively manage their maladaptive or unhealthy thinking in order to make necessary positive changes. She works with her patients to help them let go of thoughts that keep them stuck, hurt, depressed, anxious, and living in the past. In this way, she helps people become their best selves. She knows that we are all connected and that when she helps one person, the lives of that person’s kids, spouse, partner, parents, friends, and community also improve. With patients, Kimberly draws from/ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and several other therapeutic modalities to teach useful, rational, productive, compassionate, and self-supporting tools. She cultivates the point of view that our minds reflect our reality and are powerful tools for creating change, invoking happiness, and managing maladaptive thinking. By exercising the mind in this way, people foster new belief systems that/ propel them into deeper life satisfaction. Ms. McGrady is motivated by the Henry Ford quote, “If you think you can do a thing or you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” She sees all the time how our minds believe what we tell them and, given that, thinks we might as well start telling our minds something helpful.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating / Other
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Depression
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • Parent/Child Concerns
  • OCD
  • Opioid/Pain Med Use
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Pain Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master s Degree in Social Work from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL
– Bachelor s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County in Baltimore, MD

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Tricare NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • Medicare NC
  • UBH NC
  • Humana NC



July 14, 2021

Kimberly is a wonderful therapist.


June 18, 2021

Kimberly McGrady has always gone out of her way to show me that I can trust her as my therapist. I m thankful that she has always proved to listen to me and remembered specific events that I have mentioned to her. I have seen numerous therapists during my life. Kimberly McGrady is by far the most helpful therapist I have ever spent my time with. She always knows what to say to make me feel better in the moment. Most of all though, she provides me with the tools I can use to successfully navigate through difficult situations I may find myself in outside of our meetings.


June 18, 2021

Having a person to see is very helpful for me


June 14, 2021

Kimberly helps without being judgemental.


June 2, 2021

Therapist listened and had helpful responses.


May 11, 2021

Found it helpful talking with Kimberly.


April 21, 2021

She is just very sincere in her approach and I need that


April 16, 2021

While struggling through a particularly difficult time in my life, she has made me feel confident in my feelings and overall self. She always remembers specifics from previous appointments and checks in with me. Kimberly McGrady is the most incredible therapist. It s obvious that she has a love for helping others, and after just a few months as her patient, she has earned my complete trust. I am so extremely grateful to have her as my therapist.


April 14, 2021

Great listener. Very encouraging. Look forward to working with her!


April 6, 2021

I was a bit wary of virtually meeting, but I could feel her focus and empathy. And she had follow-up plans that were always doable between visits.


February 20, 2020

Amazing great help


January 23, 2020

Very good and will be going back for another visit


January 22, 2020

Kimberly did a good job! Looking forward to my second visit.


October 29, 2019

Positive. Ms. McGrady provided me with a clear overview of our sessions & presented me with some action plans that I can start to implement. Very satisfied!!


October 29, 2019

I felt very safe, and the therapist was very sweet to me.


September 24, 2019

Great first appointment. Kimberly was great!


September 4, 2019

It was a good first session. I felt comfortable with my provider, and I look forward to working with her.


August 21, 2019

Not sure I could have asked for a more relatable counselor.


August 6, 2019

It went great and I had a great and I enjoy the experience throughly. It was very helpful to me and I will return.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.