Kim Barthel integrates the science of occupational therapy and neurobiology with cutting edge practice to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. With 30 years of professional experience in the field as a therapist, Kim’s approach to helping others is visionary and eclectic yet grounded and “doable” in daily life.


Kim began her career in Winnipeg as a pioneering pediatric occupational therapist serving children and adolescents with a broad spectrum of neurological and developmental disabilities. Today, Kim is primarily a multi-disciplinary teacher of therapists, and is sought after around the world for her knowledge on trauma, neuro-development treatment, sensory integration therapy and the science of attachment.  Kim has lived and worked in Nunavut with the Inuit and has extensive experience working with First Nations across western Canada.  A couple of Kim’s recent professional challenges include pioneering therapy services in Asia (India, China and Singapore) and attachment training in North America in support of lasting healing beyond sexual abuse and addiction.  When time permits, she is also an author in process of writing three therapy-related books; perhaps most notably “Elevating the Conversation” which she is co-authoring with Theo Fleury.


Kim currently lives in Victoria, BC, with her husband and sixteen year old daughter.



Kim Barthel

5239 Hanover Place

Victoria, BC

V8Y 2C7