I earned a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling in 2008. My experience has been in a range of settings, but primarily in working with individuals and families to explore anxiety, depression, or other underlying concerns that create problems in day-to-day life. I have experience and training working with anxiety and depression, grief/bereavement, perinatal mental health, trauma, parenting, and more.
Throughout my schooling and career, I have had many professional influences, through professors, supervisors, colleagues, and various theorists. Theoretically, I find myself often focusing on a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy. Ultimately, I view the theories and techniques I use through a scriptural and spiritual framework, always striving to better understand God's remarkable creations.
I believe that the counseling process revolves around improving relationships with others as well as the self. Life is a learning process. My basic approach is generally to help my subscribers develop and master healthy coping skills (building confidence in their ability to do so), and then work together to dig a bit further to identify and resolve underlying conflicts that lead to common symptoms (such as anger, anxiety, and depression). It's a process with different pieces, and when they all start fitting together, very good things can happen. Counseling is work - it requires effort on both the part of the therapist and the part of the subscriber... but the end result can be life changing! I'm excited to help guide you through the steps to finding peace and personal growth.
Keri Kitchen, M.Ed., L.P.C.C., N.C.C.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Family, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career
LPCC #1307 (Expires: 2017-12-31)
Attentive, insightful, very thorough and helpful. I highly recommend her.
Keri has been wonderful to work with. She reads my ramblings and asks the right questions to bring my thoughts together and put them into the proper perspective. She helps me look at potential sources of my depression and then she navigates me in the right direction where I can face them and deal with them. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing direction in life after a divorce and needing to resolve sources of depression.
She's very understanding and more like a friend!
Keri has helped me in a way no other therapist ever has. I highly recommend her.
I love working with Keri! Overall, I feel happier, less stressed, less anxious, and like my life is starting to move in a better direction since working with her. She's extremely helpful, sweet, and caring. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone.
She has been excellent in the brief time I have worked with her.
Her responses are always prompt, to the point, and attentive to both myself and my needs.
I have always felt she paid close attention to me and really heard and understood me - which can be hard to do via chat or email exchanges. She achieved this with ease, I felt.
I would recommend both her and this website to anyone seeking therapeutic help.
Keri is very kind, insightful, available, and her sense of humor spot on! have done more recovery work with her in such a short time compared to other therapists I have tried.