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Kim Day

Embedded Clinical Social Worker, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Kim Day, MSW, is a clinical social worker at the University of Michigan's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), with over 30 years of experience.

Professional interests

  • Students and young adults
  • Self-awareness and insight
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-advocacy
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Stress management and coping skills
  • Life skills
  • Problem solving
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-care
  • Resiliency

Approach to therapy

First and foremost, I believe we all need to feel we are heard and that we matter. I believe that knowledge and insight are empowering so I work to help my clients develop increased awareness, insight and understanding of themselves and validate their experiences and emotions, as well as helping them recognize their strengths. I am also quite practical in that I believe it is important to help my clients discover strategies, techniques and resources they can use to address the concerns they bring to a session. In addition, I help clients to recognize the importance of taking time to “re-charge”, nourish and care for themselves.

Approach to wellness

I care for myself by doing things that I love which include exercising, being in nature, walking my dog, gardening, photography, spending time with my family, cooking, golfing (sometimes!), bowling, refurbishing furniture, hanging out at the pool, shopping, decorating and reading on the back porch. I also enjoy taking time to continue learning about different ways to become the best clinician I can be…never stop learning!

Educational Background

  • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science in psychology, Michigan State University