You've mastered survival mode. Now it's time to live.
Kim Panelo Xue, MFT
Founder and Clinical Director
I believe safety to be a human right - not a privilege. This is what sits at the very core of who I am. This is what I bring to the work that I do. A certain intensity; a certain empathy; a certain knowing.
The world right now is being tested. Humanity is being challenged. Because at this very moment the collective state of trauma we are in as a society is impacting and influencing the hardest stories we carry within us as individuals. Now more than ever how we make contact between one another as people is so incredibly important.
There are certain traumas we just cannot bury. They may quietly exist in our pulse passed along through generations before us. Or they may loudly invade our boundaries and rob us of that power and control we once had.
I invite you to bring these parts of you to our interaction. I will meet you in this space carefully, respectfully, and at your own pace.
I'm ready when you are.
M.A., Counseling and Psychology, Santa Clara University
B.A., Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Specialized training and clinical experience working with diverse populations impacted by sexual violence for over 10 years. Served as the Volunteer and Intervention Manager for the Rape Crisis Center, YWCA Silicon Valley overseeing the volunteer advocate program, facilitating the 40-hour state certified Rape Crisis training, and supervising the peer counseling staff. Established a private practice focused on individual and group psychotherapy for survivors of assault and domestic violence ranging from young adolescence to late adulthood. Provided trauma-informed trainings and consultations to neighboring agencies and collaborating professionals. Currently serving as an Advisory Board Member of Santa Clara University's School of Education and Counseling Psychology graduate programs. Also teaching as an Adjunct Lecturer on the Psychology of Relationships for the Counseling Psychology graduate program.