Areas of Expertise
Kimberly is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC#48771 Licensed by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences. Kimberly has been practicing Clinical Psychotherapy and Marriage and Family Therapy since 2000, and a graduate of Vanguard University's Clinical Psychology program specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy,serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of client Among her areas of expertise are: Post-Hospitalization Follow-up treatment, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Dual Diagnosis, Depression, Self-Esteem/Identity Issues, Anxiety disorders, Bipolar, ADHD, as wells a myriad of Relational Issues such as: Marital/Pre-Marital, Couples, Families, and Communication Counseling and Troubled Child and Adolescent issues. She also did her Post Graduate studies in Plant Based Medicine and Nutrition Kimberly is recognized by the Superior Court of the State of California and retained by legal counsel, and granted as an expert in her field to conduct contact interviews, examination, and/or to test defendants with full, private, unmonitored visitation granted by Sandra Hutchens, Sheriff/Coroner of Orange County. She has security clearance and full privilege at any facility of the Orange County jail system as an agent to legal defense teams, as well as provider of Clinical Psychotherapy Services
What is Kaizen Conscious Living?
What is KaizenTherapy℠ Kaizen is a Japanese term that translates to “change for the better” and is sometimes paraphrased as "continuous improvement." You may have heard of the term KAIZEN™ methodology as it pertains to the business model. In fact, KAIZEN™ according to their developer introduced their model for business manufacturing according to their website www.kaizen.com to the world over three decades ago.
Their founders claim: "Today, with more than 50 companies operating in over 50+ countries, Kaizen Institute and their team of highly trained and sought-after professionals work to advance the continuous improvement body of knowledge worldwide. They research, develop, and publish various aspects of continuous improvement while partnering with clients and enabling them to implement sustainable improvements through our consulting, training, and benchmarking activities while guiding them on their KAIZEN™ journey"
So what is KaizenTherapy℠ and how was it developed?
KaizenTherapy℠ was co-developed in 2000 by Kimberly Cravotta-Purvis, MS, LMFT, and her brother James Cravotta, MBA, While discussing the KAIZEN™ manufacturing process, Kimberly began to notice striking similarities she had encountered daily in her therapy practice and how the Kaizen mindset could be implemented into psychotherapy treatment goals.
"The idea Kimberly Cravotta-Purvis states, came to my brother James and me while discussing a manufacturing model he learned in business school.
I thought this would really be a great platform for organizing a psychological theory whereby implementing KAIZEN™"s basic principles and creating an individualized treatment plan using KAIZEN™"s idea of "small incremental changes," as the goals of therapy over time. This led to the development of KaizenTherapy℠ Protocol" which is the framework and road map used in therapy.