Kimberly A. Woodling

Counselor Summary

Hello! I’m Kim!

MSW, LCSW, Practice Owner, CEO

Kimberly Woodling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who utilizes insight and emotion-oriented approaches to assist patients experiencing various psychological and social challenges. Kim believes that breakthroughs and enhancements to overall social, emotional and behavioral functioning occur as a person increases their self-awareness, and acquaints themselves with their full range emotions, contradictory feelings, interpersonal patterns, and defenses. She helps her patients scratch beneath their surface to explore unmet expectations, and unproductive patterns of behavior that keep them stuck and unsatisfied.

Kim views the therapeutic process as a personal “journey” and places a strong emphasis on developing a trusting relationship with her patients.  She believes in every person’s ability to live successful, productive and fulfilling lives. Her sessions are laid back, relaxed, and she can assist patients in finding the humor or silver lining in difficult situations. She is passionate about empowering individuals, and helping them rediscover their own strengths and abilities to manage stress and challenges.

Kim has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and she uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work.

Kim’s earlier professional experiences include providing mood and behavioral treatment for adolescents in a partial-hospitalization program, treating adults suffering from severe and persistent mental illness in an out-patient program, developing a psycho-educational program for adolescent females in the juvenile justice system, and teaching clinical helping skills to Master’s level social work students. Additionally, she worked for twelve (12) years at Lehigh County Office of Children & Youth Services, where she specialized in providing therapeutic and crisis intervention to at-risk youth and families affected by all forms of abuse, mental illness, substance dependence, parental separation, and challenges of daily life. Kim’s passion for family preservation drove her success in helping parents overcome obstacles that inhibited their ability to effectively raise children and live healthier and more independently within their community.  Kim also conducted fire-setter evaluations, and served as an Advisory Board member for the Juvenile Fire Setters division within the Burn Prevention Foundation.

In January 2016, Kim became the Owner and C.E.O. of Bethlehem Counseling Associates, along with her (now late) husband Paul.  In addition to treating patients, she oversees the daily operations of BCA and manages the practice. With the addition of these administrative duties, Kim can only accept new patients on a limited basis.

Kim joined the Philadelphia chapter of EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization) in 2024, where she connects with other business owners for growth opportunities, leadership advancement, and the continuous sharing of collective business wisdom through her peers.


Clinical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic (Insight Oriented)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Self-Psychology
  • Existential Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Reality Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Emotional-Freedom Technique (Tapping)
  • Strength Based Approach


My Specialties

  • Relationship issues | Couples counseling
  • Women’s issues (challenges related to the super woman syndrome and / or the stay-at-home mom)
  • Personality dysfunction
  • Adjustment difficulties related to life transitions
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood regulation disorders
  • Eating disorders

My Education

  • Widener University, Master’s Degree- Clinical Social Work (2003)
  • Mansfield University, Bachelor’s Degree- Psychology (1996)

"Awesome staff and amazing counselors. I've been going now for about 2 years and have made great strides in my life thanks to my counselor Kim Woodling. I owe her and the staff everything for my success."

"BCA is the BEST!"

Brad: Age 27

"Awesome staff and amazing counselors."

Jane – Mother: Age 36

Contact Us

For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(610) 865-8177

(610) 865-2764

2005 City Line Rd | Suite 300 | Bethlehem, PA 18017

Office Hours

Mon. 8am-8pm

Tues. 8am -8pm

Wed. 8am-8pm

Thur. 8am-8pm

Fri. 8am-3:30pm