My name is Kay Adkins and I am a Professional Licensed Counselor (LPC). I started my education at College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri where I received my Bachelor of Science in Philosophy/Religion and Psychology. I went on to complete my Master's in Science in Counseling from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. I am trained primarily in Person-Centered Therapy, a client centered approach that allows the client to lead the session.
I have over seven 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. I am also finishing up a certificate course in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I have 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. I have worked with a diverse population including children, adults, geriatrics, foster care, low socioeconomic levels, and supporting others with varying disabilities. I have experiencing 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.
I trust in my clients and believe that that they can make effective decisions regarding their personal counseling goals and treatment. And I believe that it is up to the client to determine his or her 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. Sometimes we just need one other 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #LPC.0014427 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
LPC #2012024649 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Kay is incredibly kind and understanding and helped me through a really tough time.
Kay has been wonderful. I hope I don't disappoint her.
Kay has been a huge help for me she’s kind and willing to help she will give you a different perspective on your situation and different ways to deal with it.
Kay was amazing. She is a fantastic listener and gives great guidance. She really helped me through a tough time.