“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.”

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

Dr. Kimberly Key, Psychologist, Researcher, Writer, Friend, Compassionate Healer

Dr. Kimberly Key founded Encompass Work & Family (EWF) to provide a blend of psychological counseling, consulting, and training services to individuals, families, and workplaces. EWF specializes in helping organizations, families and individuals attain optimal health and innovative growth through REAL (Resilient Education for Adaptive Learning) and Syzygy Alignment.

REAL is a solution-focused and systemic methodology that facilitates growth, learning, adaptation, creativity, innovation, resilience, trust, positive relationships, meaning, and purpose. REAL significantly improves work, family and individual functioning and remedies the adverse effects from rapid change.

Syzygy Alignment focuses on promoting healthy and safe workplaces where creativity and innovation can thrive. Syzygy Alignment begins with assessing the often hidden dynamics that lead to dysfunction like harassment, discrimination, inequity, bullying, mobbing, rigidity, communication challenges, along with impediments in workplace processes and guidelines. Customized solutions and training programs are offered to attain a healthier and more balanced Syzygy Alignment.

I am honored to be a descendent of Harriet Beecher Stowe and many other great people (known and unknown) who led life with their heart, soul, and conviction for the well-being of the entirety of humanity. I try to bring this same heart, soul, and conviction to my work and beingness in the world. While you can learn more about me on the various links on this site (including articles and books I have written), please know I genuinely support you and am sending my most heartfelt wishes wherever you are on your path. If you are in difficult times, the tide may turn—yet you do not have to face it alone. I firmly believe we are all in this together, especially as we face unprecedented times of stress and global environmental change. – Dr. Kimberly Key