I earned a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling in 2008. My experience has been in a range of settings, but primarily in working with individuals and families to explore anxiety, depression, or other underlying concerns that create problems in day-to-day life. I have experience and training working with anxiety and depression, grief/bereavement, perinatal mental health, trauma, parenting, and more.
Throughout my schooling and career, I have had many professional influences, through professors, supervisors, colleagues, and various theorists. Theoretically, I find myself often focusing on a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy. Ultimately, I view the theories and techniques I use through a scriptural and spiritual framework, always striving to better understand God's remarkable creations.
I believe that the counseling process revolves around improving relationships with others as well as the self. Life is a learning process. My basic approach is generally to help my subscribers develop and master healthy coping skills (building confidence in their ability to do so), and then work together to dig a bit further to identify and resolve underlying conflicts that lead to common symptoms (such as anger, anxiety, and depression). It's a process with different pieces, and when they all start fitting together, very good things can happen. Counseling is work - it requires effort on both the part of the therapist and the part of the subscriber... but the end result can be life changing! I'm excited to help guide you through the steps to finding peace and personal growth.
To go a step further, I fully believe that spiritual wellness is key to overall wellness. Scripture lays out exactly what we need to do to live lives in spiritual freedom. I believe in the power of prayer and the power of scripture. I believe that there is a spiritual battle going on around us, and learning to put on the full armor of God in every area of our lives is vital to our success. I welcome the opportunity to pray with you and for you as you go through your own personal battles. Best of all, I believe what scripture says, that God sends His angels to protect us, and that we have victory already because of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. We have victory because He has given us spiritual authority over satan and evil forces of this world. I'm happy to share scripture with you that backs up my approach to counseling.
God CARES about where you are in your journey, and He has a loving plan for you. He does not toy with us for His own amusement. He's not self-seeking. He WANTS us to cling to Him and rely on Him to meet our needs - and HE WILL.
Keri Kitchen, M.Ed., L.P.C.C., N.C.C.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LPCC #1307 (Expires: 2018-12-31)
Past trauma had left me very fearful to receive counseling services. My sessions with Keri have went beyond my expectations. The online formats allows me to message at convenient times and she responds regularly. She has been very helpful in guiding me into new area of knowledge and growth while being supportive during troubling times. I greatly appreciate Keri, her heart, and expertise she has brought to my experience.
Keri is a great therapist! :) She is very attentive, caring, & quick to respond. She has already given me tools & ways to tackle my anxiety & get to know myself better & grow in my faith in the short time I have been talking to her. I highly recommend her!!
Keri has been so wonderful to work with. I love that she points me back to God's word and prayer.
Keri does a fantastic job of helping me look at the deeper issues. She has given me numerous ways already to address concerns. It is all about taking the tools given to you and putting them in to place. She has provided numerous tools that are really helping me look deeper and move forward.
I have really enjoyed working with Kari. She's been very positive and listens closely to everything I've had to share. I feel like she has taken time to get to know me, my struggles and where I'm wanting and needing to grow and improve. She's given me great advice and I've already noticed a change in my outlook. So thankful I was matched with her!