houstonocd-8020Kimberly Fountain, MA was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and has lived in several towns large and small across the country. She attended Colorado State University where she earned a BA in Art History and enjoyed extensive courses in Psychology and Women’s Studies as well. Her volunteer experiences include working on art projects with at-risk and adjudicated youth. She pursued graduate studies in Art Therapy at Emporia State University but shortly before completing her degree made the choice to take a position with the Menninger Clinic’s OCD Program where she had been an intern. Her goal in this endeavor was to expand the practice of art therapy grounded in cognitive behavioral theory to benefit those suffering from anxiety disorders. Working together with several key mentors at Menninger and the Houston OCD Program, she has developed art therapy exercises geared toward supporting imaginal exposures and expanding flexible thinking and creativity. She spends her free time creating abstract landscapes, visiting the numerous Houston museums, gardening, reading fiction and nonfiction and spending time at the dog park with companions Sutton, Buddy, Daisy and Wiley. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.