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Owner and founder of The Costello Centers and Fearless 5 member


Dr. Kim E. Costello’s career has been defined by her unwavering commitment to helping families. After more than 25 years of providing therapeutic counseling to adults and children, she has assisted thousands of individuals, couples and families through times of major transition in their lives. 

Dr. Costello is the owner and founder of The Costello Center, a comprehensive counseling and academic assistance center serving the greater Tampa Bay community. She is also the co-owner and co-founder of Conflict Resolution Counseling without Despair and Optimal Assessments, which provides psychological and psychoeducational evaluations to measure the strengths and needs of an individual.

Dr. Costello endured a painful childhood filled with the loss of a brother who had given his life up to save her and the dissolution of her family. After this loss, she quietly vowed to raise a family that could see their worth and way through the heartache that is inevitable in a world that seeks self-fulfillment before self-understanding and the awareness that humans are made in the image of their creator. Dr. Costello’s belief is that, each person can be taught to fully embrace their spiritual, mindful self and navigate life with true knowledge and strength. She strongly feels that when one can accept and be open to God’s plan, then challenges can be welcome and success is celebrated no matter how big or small it seems.

She firmly believes that through positive encouragement and communication, we are able to rise by lifting others. Dr. Costello’s undoubting passion for guiding others toward their path, supporting them on their journey through spiritual and self-enrichment, truly encompasses the power within.


2018: 2018 Alberto Romero, Jr. Team Member Award

 February 2012 : Five Fabulous Females Recognition, Academy Prep Friends and Flowers Event

September 2006: Florida Commission on the Status of Women’s Florida Achievement Award

April 2001 : Commander’s Appreciation Award, American Legion   

October 2000 : Certificate of Appreciation, Boca Ciega High School Alumni Association 

April 2000: American Legion Certificate of Appreciation, American Legion, Post 125

March 1999: Nomination for Teacher of the Year, Pinellas Park Elementary

March 1998 : Outstanding Counseling Award, Pinellas County Teaching Organization