Kimberley L. Berlin, LCSW, graduated with her MSW from Florida International University in 1994. She attended University of Southern California doctoral social work program and transitioned to a position in the federal government focused on welfare reform. In 2010 she decided to return to her passion, clinical psychotherapy with individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders. She is the owner and operator of Compassionate Beginnings, LLC. She has written articles for Social Work Today, Advances in Addiction, and in the public domain. Public speaker, presenter, educator. “Rise in Recovery” is a forthcoming book to be released in 2022-2023.