Kim Church

Kim Church, Psy.D., B.C.B.A.-D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, is HDC’s Clinical Director. She has worked at HDC for over 20 years, and her experience also includes the application of behavior analysis and clinical psychology in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, forensic institutions,¬† and an employee assistance program. Her expertise includes conducting functional assessments and designing behavior analytic treatment plans for individuals, and providing support and training to parents and caregivers.

Dr. Church completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida and became certified as a behavior analyst in 1992. She earned a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 1997. A desire to learn more advanced skills to help others led her to pursue a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology, which she earned in 2005. Dr. Church places a strong emphasis on individual and environmental variables that maintain behavior. She utilizes a proactive approach designed to teach  to help individuals better adapt to the world around them, and help them create healthy environments and relationships.

Dr. Church has a strong interest in research, advocacy for individuals with disabilities, and helping individuals live happy. everyday lives. She presents at local and national conferences, and is a member of the Florida Psychological Association (FPA), the American Psychology Association (APA), the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA), and the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).