Kay Adkins

(MS, LPC, NCC)

About Me

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 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.

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC.0014427 (Expires: 2021-08-01)

LPC #2012024649 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Kay for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Kay is a phenomenal counselor! She is a great listener and can lead you through difficult emotions with some great questions and support you through those emotions with really helpful techniques.

Written by B.R. on Mar 17, 2020 after counseling with Kay for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kay is one of the best people that has came along in my life. Just an amazing person. The type of person i would call a friend as well as a therapist. Not another person in the world who I would prefer to talk with over her. Top notch.

Written by C.H. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Kay for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Simply put Kay understands me and is open to seeing me for who I am. I feel unbelievably comfortable with her. So much so that I'm open to counseling as needed for the rest of my life with her. I hope she never retires.

Written by B.R. on Feb 18, 2020 after counseling with Kay for 3 months on issues concerning depression

Kay listened to what I needed to say. Her way of working with me was perfect. While offering suggestions, she never told me what I "had" to do. She helped me as I needed help and makes sure I know she is there if I need her.

Written by T.R. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with Kay for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Kay is brilliant, resourceful, and caring. Every time we talk I know she has my best interests in mind, and she always has relevant and helpful techniques and advice. Kay is the best part of any week I get to talk with her.

Written by W.I. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Kay for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Kay has been a big help in my life. I have enjoyed developing a working relationship with her and feel that she has a strong understanding of how to create incremental positive changes.

Written by J.O. on Jan 17, 2020 after counseling with Kay for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Kay is wonderful, she respects me, and encourages me to keep moving forward. I can't imagine how I would feel now if I did not sign up for BetterHelp when I did

Written by A.N. on Jan 09, 2020 after counseling with Kay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Honestly, Kay saved me. I am stronger and more equipped than I have ever been. I couldn't thank her enough. She took me how I was, no judgment. I couldn't do it without her. My only negative thing I have to say is that I'm disappointed she can't be my personal friend to come over and hang out. I wouldn't be here without her.

Written by G.R. on Sep 26, 2019 after counseling with Kay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Kay’s great. It’s early. We’ve only had one session, but this (in conjunction with the messaging through the app) gives me a very positive sense of Kay’s abilities. Looking forward to working with her in the future as I continue to work on my own self development.

Written by R.E. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with Kay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kay is a great help, I always feel that she truly cares about helping me with my problems and helping me to find new ways to think of things. Talking with her has helped me to recognize what kind of things I can do to better take care of myself, and to be kinder to myself in general. Would absolutely recommend.

Written by A.M. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Kay for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Kay is incredibly kind and understanding and helped me through a really tough time.

Written by B.E. on Apr 01, 2019 after counseling with Kay for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Kay has been wonderful. I hope I don't disappoint her.

Written by D.A. on Jan 09, 2019 after counseling with Kay for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by N.I. on Oct 18, 2018 after counseling with Kay for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kay was amazing. She is a fantastic listener and gives great guidance. She really helped me through a tough time.