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Kimberly Vale, LCSW-R, is a clinician at New-York Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center and maintains a private practice in Westchester County, New York specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. At New-York Presbyterian, Kimberly gained expertise in the adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for pre-adolescent children (DBT-C) with severe emotional and behavioral dysregulation. Kimberly was trained by the program developer Francheska Perepletchikova, Ph.D. and Kimberly provided direct treatment, supervision and teaching in the outpatient psychiatry department. Kimberly continues to lead a DBT team in the outpatient psychiatry department of New York Presbyterian and provides lectures in schools and the community, and supervises therapists in DBT and parent management interventions. In 2018, Kimberly became a presenter at Behavioral Tech (BTech) and continues to participate in the DBT-C worldwide dissemination.

Kimberly graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology from University of Arizona and received her graduate degree with high honors from New York University Silver School of Social Work.