Kentaya Nielly


About Me

I have a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. Since I was young, I’ve always known that counseling others is my passion. I have worked with various populations including those who have faced serious and significant trauma, those recovering from substance dependence, as well as individuals who simply wanted to achieve or maintain optimal mental wellness. I believe that we all hold the keys to our destinies inside of us and often simply need a bit of guidance in unlocking those destinies to reach our ultimate potential.

My therapeutic approach utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I believe that the therapeutic process is collaborative in nature and is only beneficial when you have the opportunity to establish the goals that are important to you. By establishing the goals that are most important to you, we can work together to determine the best course of action in achieving those goals. Most of the work in therapy often happens outside of the confines of the session; it’s my desire to equip you with the tools that you need so that you can do the work.

I am here to you develop insight and improve those areas of your life that you are struggling. I believe that one of the most important aspects of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between you and I. It is unlike any other relationship in our lives because it is a place that we can truly be free to express ourselves with no fear of judgment. I am a person committed to maintaining the integrity of that relationship. I often tell my clients that I am going to guide you in the best way that I know how while also holding you accountable for being responsible for your healing; you are the master of your life.

I am excited to work with you!

Everything that you need will be given to you when the time is right. Trust in the timing of all that you are.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #17119 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LPC #15933 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by S.H. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Kentaya for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Kentaya is very intuitive and helps me tremendously navigate through my life journey. She has definitely provided a safe space for me to get through some tough situations. The assignments have been very helpful and are aligned with the sessions.

Written by K.E. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Kentaya for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She is truly amazing. I feel so comfortable in sharing and she truly gives me great insight as I am going through this process.

Written by Y.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Kentaya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She’s been one of my best and most reliable supporters. I can tell her anything and she never judges me. She’s helped me overcome some of my insecurities within myself. It’s a long process but I know that I will be able to achieve my goals with her on my side.

Written by C.E. on Jun 14, 2020 after counseling with Kentaya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Kentaya has been amazing so far! She emphasizes with me and can understand how hard I’m trying even when I can’t always control my racing thoughts. She always reminds me that it’s okay to put myself first even though I’m a caregiver to my girlfriend. She gives me homework every time to help improve my life as well as getting me to do the things I need for myself. It’s always nice getting to talk to her whether it’s scheduled video sessions or me just messaging when I’m going through something that I need to get out and talk about. I would highly recommend her. She is an amazing therapist and human being!!

Written by T.H. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Kentaya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love her attitude, and how she addresses issues.