kimberly vasquez

Kimberly Vasquez, B.A.

Clinical Assistant

    Kimberly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in theater arts from Humboldt State University and plans to pursue a Master’s in Counseling to become a licensed therapist. She is a member of the PSI CHI Honors Society. In college, she worked on research examining stigma as a predictor for formal vs. informal help seeking among college students that was presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference. One of the most important factors in predicting mental health seeking is stigma (self-stigma and public stigma). She finds it important in breaking down the stigma behind mental health as it is not something people need to be ashamed of or feared. Prior to working at Paradigm, Kimberly worked as a mental health worker at an inpatient hospital primarily working in the adolescent unit. There she provided direct care to clients, assisted clients with completing treatment related activities, daily life skills and helped provide stabilization. She is CPI-Certified in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. Kimberly joined Paradigm to continue working with youth and young adults to help de-stigmatize mental health and to continue providing guidance and hope in healing. Outside of Paradigm, Kimberly enjoys going on road trips, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.