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Location McLean, VA, United States
Introduction Kimberly Brooks Mazella, LPC, is a psychotherapist in private practice in the Washington, DC suburb of McLean, Virginia. Her own marriage ended in 1987 when her husband came out as gay, and since then she has worked to support straight spouses and their families in coming to terms with their new and often very painful reality ~ "helping families come out on the other side℠." Kim works with both individuals and couples in transitioning through the coming out process, and facilitates therapy groups for straight spouses. Kim has identified a need for real, tangible healing resources, and is currently developing Kintsukuroi, an intensive weekend program for straight spouses, adult children who have had a parent come out, and their LGBT ex-spouses/parents. Kim has served on the Boards of the Straight Spouse Network (SSN) and Metro DC PFLAG. Learn more about Kim's therapy services at or her StraightForward Facebook page.