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Kimeron Hardin is a clinical psychologist who was born in Forest City, NC in 1960 and whom has worked primarily in the field of health and wellness for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergraduate in psychology, and went on to complete his doctorate at the University of Southern Mississippi in Clinical Psychology in 1990. He completed his medical psychology internship year at Duke University Medical Center and is board certified in health psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
For most of his career, Dr. Hardin has worked in medical and health settings, teaching and treating people living with chronic pain and other health or stress-related problems. He was the co-author of one of the first self-help books available for people living with pain and has spent many years developing educational materials and programs for people with pain whose lives have been dramatically altered by trauma and suffering.
He also has a passion for helping gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people learn to overcome internalized negative social messaging and to develop positive self-image and self-esteem.
His books include "The Chronic Pain Control Workbook, second edition", "Queer Blues: The Lesbian and Gay Guide to Overcoming Depression", and "Loving Ourselves: The Gay and Lesbian Guide to Self-Esteem".
His audio cds include "Drifting Downstream: Guided Relaxation for Stress Reduction" and "Drifting Into Sleep: A Step by Step Guide to Falling Asleep".
He currently lives with his partner and dog in Northern California and has a private practice and consulting business in Belmont, CA.