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Kim Altstaetter, LPCC-S, CDCA

Sometimes, life can be stressful and feel overwhelming.  It sometimes doesn’t go as we had planned.  Sometimes we need guidance.  Kim’s desire is to have her clients learn to handle life’s “curve balls” and motivate them to develop positive coping skills in order to decrease the unraveling that can occur.  Her counseling style is one of compassion, empathy, empowerment and reframing. 

As owner of  Renew Counseling and Consultation, Kim has had a passion for the field of Psychology since high school and enjoys assisting others in achieving their goals.  After completing her BA at Shippensburg University, her thirst for knowledge was not quenched.  So, Kim enrolled at Temple University.  Graduating in 1997 with a M.Ed. in Counselor Education, she began her career as a counselor.  Since graduation, Kim has worked a variety of settings:  partial hospitalization, home base services, and outpatient settings. 


In 2000, Kim and her husband took a leap of faith and chose to move to Mercer County, OH for his job.  Soon Mercer County became “home”.  Since moving to Ohio, Kim has pursued additional education including taking classes at University of Dayton.  She has obtained the highest licensure possible for the profession; a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervisory designation.  She additionally holds the designation of CDCA; Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant.  Kim’s areas of expertise include cognitive-behavioral therapy, reality therapy, early childhood mental health, addiction issues, family counseling, and behavioral management.  She has obtained specialized training in the DECA (Devereux Early Childhood Assessment), disaster training, suicide prevention and play therapy.  Through her years of experience, she has supervised multiple licensed clinicians and interns in obtaining experience.  Kim is passionate about sharing her expertise with others and training others in the field. 

In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family (she is the mother to two sons), whether it is watching her sons’ activities or spending the day on the lake.  She also enjoys running, scrapbooking and spending time with friends.  Kim is a member of Grand Lake United Methodist Church where she has volunteered with the Children’s Ministry. 

If you are interested in contacting Kim to find out more about services or how she can assist you, please email her at or call 419-953-8252. 

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