Kimberly Applewhite, Psy.D.

DBT Program Director
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Kimberly Applewhite, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist at UCEBT, specializing in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and motivational interviewing (MI) for health-related stressors. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University; and a Masters of Science in School Psychology and Doctorate of Psychology in School-Clinical Child Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University (APA Accredited). Her graduate school focus was on the assessment and treatment of children and families in bio-psycho-social-spiritual contexts, as well as the treatment of ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ populations. Kimberly completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial, Inc., and post-doctoral fellowships at Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Adolescent Medicine/Harvard Medical School and University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (now called the Huntsman Mental Health Institute).

Kimberly has experience in a range of settings, including child advocacy clinics, trauma-informed outpatient settings, acute inpatient/partial hospitalization units, college counseling, foster care, and primary care medical home model.  She has research and clinical interests in LGBTQ+ issues and racial stress and trauma. Kimberly is also certified in providing QPR suicide prevention trainings.

She is currently taking referrals for families and individuals of any age. Kimberly is also available for professional consultations and trainings.

Out of State Sessions

Dr. Applewhite is a licensed psychologist in Utah and is also PsyPact approved. Dr. Applewhite can provide telehealth services in over 41 states.

Kimberly's On-Going Consultations and Trainings

Diversity consulting with Salt Lake City upper officers (on-going)

Certified in providing QPR suicide prevention trainings (on-going)

Kimberly In The Community

"Destigmatizing Mental Health Care In The Black Community Panel Discussion" at the IMPACT Black Women Experience on May 27, 2023

"Becoming a Therapist, Part II" on Episode 306 with Therapy for Black Girls Podcast on May 10, 2023

"Brittany Tichenor-Cox wants to grow ‘Izzy’s Village’ into a safe space for everyone" published by KUER on March 20, 2023

"Culturally Tailored ACT for Adolescents" training for Mind Chicago staff, February 2023

Following the tragic news of Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Dr. Applewhite, speaks with the Black Clinicians group about suicide in the Black community on December 14, 2022

"988 is getting more calls in Utah, but the lifeline’s shorter number may not be what’s at play" interview by KUER on August 29, 2022

"Prioritizing Values, Accomplishment, and Joy", connecting ACT and DBT principles to Kwanzaa principles, hosted by Black Clinicians, sponsored by Millcreek Promise, 2022

"Noticing, Naming, and Neutralizing Bias in Clinical Work with Diverse Clients" hosted by Utah Department for Health and Human Services Zero Suicide Summit, 2022

"Antiracism in the Third Wave: Culturally Humble Applications in Principle-Driven Treatment" hosted by Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, August 21, 2021

"Suicide in Black Communities"  Facebook Live discussion with black clinicians in Utah, September 2020

"Hands Up, Now What?: Black Families’ Reactions to Racial Socialization Interventions" published in the Journal of Youth Development, September 2020

"Level Up: Building Family, School, & Community Systems' Strategies to Protect Black Youth from Racial Stress and Trauma" 3-hr CE presentation for the Georgia Psychological Association, May 2020 

"Black Clinicians Support Community" Facebook Live discussion with black clinicians in Utah discussing mental health in the black community, May 2020

"The Black Clinicians" published on Dr. LaShawn Williams' YouTube channel, April 2020

Kimberly's Recent CE Presentations, hosted by UCEBT:

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