Kimberly Castro is committed to helping individuals, families, treatment programs and addiction counselors develop and grow. Kim utilizes cutting edge treatment modalities to offer a gold standard in clinical treatment. For over a decade, Kimberly was the Executive Director of Recovery Outfitters, Inc. Kimberly is a certified master’s level counselor and certified clinical supervisor who instructs counselors seeking, or maintaining, credentials. Kimberly earned a master’s degree in Conflict Management and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kennesaw State University. Kimberly is recognized as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) in the field of addiction, even helping to revise the international master’s level certification for addiction counseling. Kimberly is known for combining both Biblical and Clinical approaches to addiction treatment. Having personally experienced family members suffering from addiction, she has a special love for working with families. She is also known for her candid, energetic, inspirational and open approach while helping people in their challenge to discover and attain their gifts, goals and mission in life. Developing leaders is one of Kimberly’s passions that arose from her continuous quest for learning and personal growth.
Kimberly lives in Ball Ground , GA with her best friend and husband Kirk. She has 4 children (26, 24, 18 & 16 years old), a wonderful stepdaughter and 3 grandchildren.
Kirk currently teaches addiction education, life skills, anger management, and trauma informed care classes to the men of the Veterans Court for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit. Additionally, he provides services under the auspices of Kim Castro Consulting, including sober coaching, anger management, and sober transportation. With his wife, Kim Castro, he co-facilitates the production of family workshops and continuing education classes.
Kirk loves Jesus and is enthusiastic about the incorporation of clinical practices by faith based programs. He has recently completed training on the evidence based practice of “Seeking Safety” and is excited to incorporate it in his practice. Kirk brings empathetic approach to the treatment of substance abuse and connects with clients as a fellow man in recovery. As a parent, he is able to connect with families struggling to bring healing to their loved one providing hope that recovery and reconciliation is possible.
Rosemary entered into the world of addiction recovery when her son entered treatment for his addiction. Because of his struggles, she learned that working on herself was equally important, in fact, it proved to be the difference between living a life riddled with guilt and plagued by actions that were not conducive for recovery for herself or her son or living a life that had meaning, drew her closer to God and created healthy relationships within her family.
Rosemary's desire to fulfill God's calling on her life led her to leave her corporate career as an instructional designer to work full-time with families dealing with loved-ones suffering from addiction. At Kim Castro Consulting, Rosemary uses her instructional design background and recovery journey to design courses, develop resources, facilitate groups and share her story of hope to others. She is current working on her CAC certification.