Kay Adkins has over six years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy using Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), rational perspective, and Solution Focused therapy. She has experience working in a variety of settings including office and in-home, private practice, residential care for adolescents, 7 Day Follow-up, and intensive outpatient within a medical facility. She worked with a diverse population including children, adults, geriatrics, foster care, low socioeconomic levels, and supporting others with varying disabilities. Additional to that she has experience working with a wide range of disorders and concerns, including depression, anxiety, life adjustment, daily stress management, childhood trauma, Gay-Lesbian, and self-esteem related concerns.
Kay Adkins is a Professional Licensed Counselor (LPC). She started her education at College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri where she received her Bachelor of Science in Philosophy/Religion and Psychology. Kay went on to complete her Masters in Science in Counseling from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. She trained primarily in Person-Centered Therapy, a client-centered approach that allows the client to lead the session.
"My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness"
I trust in my clients and believe that my clients can make effective decisions regarding personal counseling goals and treatment. And I believe that it is up to the client to determine their own personal progress and growth according to what is best for the individual. I believe each one of us has the ability to make choices and face challenges, but at times we need a word of encouragement or even a strong nudge to get started. Or sometimes we just need another person to validate, hear and believe in us. I hope that together we will be able to find the healing, support, and growth you are searching for through counseling.