About Kim Buksa

Kim Buksa, MFT is a licensed therapist located in the Bay Area, California. She specializes in working with children and adolescents with anxiety and excessive worry. She also works as a mental health counselor at an Elementary Charter School.

Mommy Comparison Syndrome

It was Monday morning and my thoughts traveled to my awesome neighbor Lauren. She’s a mom of three and, frankly, just an all-around awesome person. She really rocks the mom stuff and has this fantastic humble way of bringing her struggles out in the open. “I’m always late!”, “I’m so disorganized, you don’t even know!”. [...]

By |2021-09-02T09:22:34-08:00September 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Some Thoughts On Parenting In A Pandemic

I see you and I get you. I'm a mom of an 8 and 11 year old and I'm right there with you. Here, in this crazy place of parenting in a global pandemic for quite some time now. As a child therapist and an elementary school counselor, I have witnessed how incredibly hard these [...]

By |2021-02-26T15:05:24-08:00February 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Can’t Take It Anymore!!

How can we cope with more shelter-in-place? Humans are getting antsy. We are cooped up after weeks of shelter-in-place. We are staring at the same walls and the same faces, talking to the same people, and doing the same things, over and over again. Can anyone say 'Groundhog’s Day'? Our environments are under-stimulating, while the [...]

Where Is Our ‘Happy’ In Covid-19 Times?

How families can make the most out of a time of crisis In the strange and stressful times of Covid-19, we have all been asked to socially distance in unprecedented ways. For some of us, that even includes shelter-in-place orders, which can create many layers of challenge for families and society. Much of our bandwidth [...]

Holiday Overwhelm: How Are You Doing?

‘Tis the season! As they say. ‘Tis the season for merriment? Comfort and joy? Songs by the fire? Or is it the season of stress, chaos and overwhelm? If you are feeling more like combusting chaos than a chorus of carolers you are not alone! Here are some simple ways to cope with the overwhelm [...]

By |2019-12-17T10:39:42-08:00December 17th, 2019|Holidays, Overwhelm|0 Comments

Child Anxiety: How Are Parents Reinforcing Anxiety…Without Even Realizing It?

As parents we often don't realize the subtle ways we may be reinforcing anxiety in our children. Awareness of what we’re doing, and a few easy steps, can make a world of difference in the messages our children are taking in about anxiety. Check into the list below, perhaps you are modeling anxiety in ways [...]

By |2019-10-24T19:05:35-08:00October 24th, 2019|Adults Anxiety, Anxiety, Child Anxiety|0 Comments

We Need A Chill Pill Part 2: It’s Everywhere, It’s Coming For Us!

So why does this issue of anxiety seem practically rampant in our society? Look around. The pace of our daily lives is moving faster and faster. This has a lot to do with the technology that has “simplified” our lives in many wonderful (and overwhelming) ways. One of those ways is by making communication via [...]

By |2019-11-03T13:34:51-08:00April 27th, 2019|Adults Anxiety, Anxiety, Child Anxiety|0 Comments

We Need A Chill Pill Part 1: The 411 On Anxiety

Is anxiety the new buzzword? We hear all about anxiety in the news, in movies and shows, and even in songs on the radio. Why is it such a thing now? And where did it come from? Sure, everyone’s got anxiety. It's as innately human as joy and despair. And despite our common thought, anxiety [...]

By |2019-04-27T12:30:44-08:00March 17th, 2019|Adults Anxiety, Anxiety, Child Anxiety|0 Comments

Anxiety In Children: Six Common Missteps Parents Make

  "Oh no, I think my daughter has anxiety!" "Our son worries all the time, I don't know what happened to our happy little guy!" As concerned parents of children with anxiety, we want to help. But often our attempts are misguided because anxiety shows up differently for kids. So what are we doing wrong? [...]

By |2019-01-15T20:53:23-08:00January 14th, 2019|Child Anxiety|0 Comments

Anger in the Apex of the Holidays

There you are, it’s the apex of the holidays. The candles are lit, wine has been poured and steaming food is on your beautifully set table. You have set down the last platter as family surrounds you in your home. Everyone is about to eat and you realize you forgot the butter for the rolls. [...]

By |2019-01-14T19:49:03-08:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments