About Kolby

Kolby Gambill is a licensed clinical social worker in Washington state since 2012 (#LW 60163613). She earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2003, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 1994.

Kolby has worked since 2003 with at-risk children, youth, and families, the chronically and terminally ill and their families, and in an integrated primary care clinic at Jefferson Healthcare Medical Center providing behavioral health interventions and medical social work support.

Prior to this, Kolby worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and in a women’s chemical dependency treatment center.

Kolby is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and adheres to the NASW Code of Ethics. Kolby is also a member of the EMDR International Association.


In the Japanese art of bonsai, nebari is the root system that flares out from the base of the tree. It is one of the tree’s most important features and is often the first thing an artist will look at when determining its viability as a good bonsai specimen. A healthy nebari conveys being well grounded and having age, wisdom, stability, and a strong connection to the life-supporting soil.

Counseling is a process that nourishes the roots of the individual- roots we develop early in life and strengthen as we age. At Nebari Counseling PLLC, we are committed to nourishing healthy roots for enhancement of well-being.