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Karina Killough, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) licensed in the state of North Carolina and I have a Master's Degree in Clinical/Community Psychology. I have over 23 years of experience working with a wide range of issues and ages. I have worked with clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse/dependency, stress management, women's issues and self-esteem, family and relationship issues and individuals with trauma and abuse issues. I have experience working in Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings and have utilized individual, family/couples and group therapy.

My counseling approach is based on compassion, empathy, respect, support and a genuine desire and goal to help individuals address any area of concern.. I will engage in a beneficial therapeutic relationship that provides opportunity for the individual to identify appropriate coping skills to address life issues and improvement in their overall mental and emotional health. My primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I also utilize other therapeutic approaches including but not limited to Rational-Emotive Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Mindfulness. I will focus on treatment planning to address an individual's specific needs and goals.

The first step in seeking support is always the most difficult one and at times can feel a little overwhelming. However, I believe the benefits of therapy can be very rewarding and I am excited and privileged to be a part of your journey. I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

23yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karina Killough. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She is knowledgeable and kind.

Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Karina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion

I’ve just started therapy but I finally feel heard and it’s already started helping me. I have a safe place to be heard. And it helps so much.

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Karina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Karina is fantastic. Todays session has given me a lot of hope. She’s kind and gentle and knowledgeable. I feel really, really blessed to have her as my counselor.

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Karina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I've had a really amazing and heartfelt experience with Karina.

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Karina for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues