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 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. 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 s/he can make effective decisions regarding his or her 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 you 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: 2019-08-31)
LPC #2012024649 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
Kay has helped me through so much and listens to respond. She is caring and kind. She conducts every session with the utmost professionalism. She is quick to respond, always on time, and extremely understanding. She checks in regularly and takes a genuine interest in my life. Thank you for all your help, Kay. Highly recommended.
Kay was amazing. She is a fantastic listener and gives great guidance. She really helped me through a tough time.