Dr. Kimberly Grocher earned a BS in Psychology from Towson University in Baltimore, MD, MSW from Howard University in Washington DC, MA in Media Studies & Media Management from The New School in New York City and PhD in Social Work from Fordham University in New York City. She completed post-graduate training in Psychodynamic Couple Therapy at the Training Institute for Mental Health in NYC and received coach training through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). She completed yoga teacher training at Yoga Haven in Scarsdale, NY, is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and is currently in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program facilitated by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Her research focuses on using media & technology to enhance practice, organizational, and policy development around mental and physical health as well as mind-body therapies to improve health outcomes for Black women. She was a fellow in the inaugural Media & Medicine program at Harvard Medical School where she focused on creating content addressing health disparities in Black women using yoga.
Dr. Grocher has provided psychotherapy, executive coaching, and consultation services in numerous settings in the Baltimore/Washington DC Metro area, South Florida, and New York City including inpatient and outpatient mental health/substance abuse facilities, sub-acute/long-term care, corporations (such as New York Times, The Times, Viacom, etc.), and private practice. She maintains a virtual private practice serving clients in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida. She provides psychotherapy to couples and professional women who are navigating mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and reproductive mental health concerns. Her executive coaching services focus on professional women and creative entrepreneurs who want to achieve their career and leadership goals while aligning their lifestyle goals to achieve optimal wellness and satisfaction in all areas of their life. In addition to integrating yoga and mindfulness practices into her work with clients, Dr. Grocher offers individual and small group yoga sessions with new yogis in mind.
Dr. Grocher also has extensive experience as a trainer and educator. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and Lecturer of Social Work in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Grocher has presented on topics related to health, wellness, media, anti-racism and cultural humility in health care, academia, and clinical practice. She is also an expert speaker on performance, leadership and non-profit management in organizations and has shared her expertise at national and international conferences.