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Dr. Kim Lee-Okonya, LCSW, DSW, PMH-C


Clinical Director & Founder of Life Begins Here Therapeutic & Counseling Services, Founder of The Melanated Mommy Tribe, Doctor of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Perinatal Mental Health Expert, Relationship expert, Adjunct Professor, Wife & Mom

As a passionate Mental Health & Wellness Professional, I understand that the best way to achieve our life’s goals is to take an intentional proactive and integrative approach to being holistically healthy which includes continuing to evolve into our best selves.

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All About Dr. Kim

Dr. Kimberly M. Lee-Okonya, DSW, LCSW, PMH-C


Dr. Kim LO is the owner of and Clinical Director at Life Begins Here Therapeutic & Counseling
 a mental health and holistic wellness practice centered on curating collective healing experiences centering holistic health and wellness within a safe space for the community is located in Atlanta, GA. She is also the founder of The Melanated Mommy Tribe, an organization created to address and provide resources for Black women’s
maternal mental health due to adverse outcomes that exist for Black birthing and postpartum individuals. She is the author of The Art of Mindless Time activity book which includes over 130 pages of research proven strategies that focus on the importance of increasing mindless time and practicing mindfulness through journaling, mandala coloring pages and positive affirmations.

Dr. Kim LO has more than a decade of experience in the fields of social work, psychology and mental health. She is a
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Doctor of Clinical Social Work (DSW) and a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Clinician (PMH-C).

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Work with Dr. Kim LO

Evolving Into Your Most Authentic Self

Over the last decade, I’ve been helping my clients find their optimal wellness through developing a deeper understanding of their past and how it impacts their present and provide them with a safe space to heal and process experiences and provide the tools to continue to evolve into their best and most authentic selves. I aim to take a holistic wellness approach that prioritizes your well-being and celebrates all aspects of your true self. It’s time to start nurturing your mind and body.

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Consultation Services

Scheduling a consultation is ideal for individuals looking to discuss professional and career development, for professional's interested in improving their maternal mental health practices with Black mothers and for those interested in starting private practices.

With over a decade of experience in the field of mental health, social work and psychology I have gained a wealth of knowledge that I incorporate in my professional consulting services to assist with meeting your consultation needs.

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Mental Health & Wellness

Start on your journey to being best and most authentic self via therapy with Dr. Kim LO

Whether you are dealing with a difficult life transition, healing from a specific event, having relationship issues, or seeking to process and heal from events from your past therapy is a great start to the process of processing, healing and learning the tools to evolve into your most authentic self and live your best life on purpose.

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Speaking Engagements

You're next event needs Dr. Kim LO there! Let's get her booked!

Popular Topics:

  • Black Maternal Mental Health

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Couples & Relationships

  • Mental Health & Wellness

  • Breaking the Mental Health Stigma in BIPOC communities

  • Holistic Health & Wellness

  • Self Care

Media Features & Past Events

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Connect with Kim LO

ShoutOut Atlanta Feature

Mental Health Therapist & Founder Life Begins Here Therapeutic & Counseling Services article feature

Diversity & Inclusion Feature

17 Feelings It's Totally Normal to Have as a Black Person in America article feature.

Partnership with Bumble

Ghosting & Situationships

#SwipeRight on Counseling: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Dating 

Keynote Speaker for Bumble International Dating App and JoyDay

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Media Features & Past Events


Meet Kimberly Lee-Okonya of Life Begins Here Therapeutic & Counseling Services

VoyageATL Feature

17 Totally Normal Things to Feel Right Now, According to Therapists

Self Feature (#14)

Tips for Dealing with the Emotional Stress of Divorce

Interview with The Fairell Firm

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Helpful Articles featuring Dr. Kim LO

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10 Signs Your Partner Will Get Better With Age

Bustle Feature


12 Physical Red Flags That Your Anxiety May Be More Serious Than You Think

Romper feature

7 Nighttime Habits that Help You Get to Sleep

Psychology Today feature


7 Nightly Rituals That Can Help Ease Your Anxiety Before Bed

Bustle Feature

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