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Kimberly Kinsey
May 9, 2024

Staff Spotlight, Kimberly Kinsey

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Kimberly Kinsey (she/her). I am an Admissions Coordinator for Veritas Collaborative’s eating disorder treatment centers and have been with Accanto Health (the parent company of Veritas and The Emily Program) for about two years. I started my career as a therapist and have worked in a variety of settings over the past 30 years.

What would you like people to know about the role of an Admissions Coordinator?

An Admissions Coordinator’s (AC) main task is to manage a caseload of patients as they await admission to eating disorder treatment. This can involve setting up appointments, scheduling admission dates, or providing information about the facility/program.

For me, personally, the AC role allows me to still use my therapeutic skills and knowledge as I assist patients through the admissions process. When I began looking for a new job, it was important for me to remain in the mental health field.

The AC role is described as administrative, but it is so much more. The AC is the person who waits with the patient (and their family) as they navigate the admissions process and the one who is with them as they experience all the emotions that can go along with seeking treatment. The AC provides the reassurance and emotional support needed to take the next step in the recovery process.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. What does mental health mean to you?

Mental health means taking care of yourself: mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Doing so allows you to be available to others as they address their mental health. I care for my mental health by reaching out to professionals if needed and participating in things that I enjoy, such as listening to music, coloring/painting/drawing, sitting by a fire, and visiting with family.

What motivates you to show up for work each day?

I know I am starting each day with a great group of coworkers and managers. I know I will have help if needed, and the affirmation and support are phenomenal. This is the first company in my 30+ years in the field where I truly feel appreciated. It makes going to work every day enjoyable. It is truly the “Best Job Ever.”

What piece of advice would you give those struggling with eating disorders?

I would want them to know that it is possible to recover from this disorder. And, the sooner you get into treatment, the better your chance of long-term recovery.

What three words would you use to describe Accanto Health?

To properly answer this, I would need to return to the question, “What motivates you to show up for work each day?”: Best Job Ever