Kimberly Duane, LICSW has been working with teenagers and families for over twenty years. She is currently Director of the Guidance Department and an Adjustment Counselor for Carver Middle High School, supporting students, parents, faculty, and the community. Ms. Duane has worked alongside adolescents and families to prevent issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief, unsafe behaviors, and negative relationships from controlling their lives and undermining their hopes for themselves and their families. She also established and taught courses in healthy relationships, appropriate boundaries, and suicide prevention for all students.
Kimberly began her career at the Beal Street Residential Program for adolescents in Hingham, MA. There, she was trained in a narrative, solution-focused approach, finding and building upon people’s strengths and successes. She provided assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plans for adolescents and families, and evaluated and intervened in crisis situations. Kimberly completed a program in Narrative Therapy at the Family Institute of Cambridge, solidifying her strengths perspective. She also spent time providing in-home counseling for family members of all ages through Family Continuity Programs in Walpole, MA.
Ms. Duane has experience working with multiple agencies to facilitate positive change, growth, and effective care coordination. She has facilitated groups focusing on social skills, substance abuse prevention, making healthy choices, and on teens that have someone significant in their life suffering from an addiction. Kimberly has also helped develop school-based and behavioral plans.
Ms. Duane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in sociology from Boston University and earned a Masters in Social Work from Simmons College.