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.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KY LPCC 103547
Keri is a wonderful and dedicated counselor and therapist. She caters to your needs and tailors her approach. She is also insightful and knowledgeable about various coping techniques and tools to aid in helping someone be their best self.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Keri for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Written on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Keri for 5 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
I truly enjoy my sessions with Keri and feel like she understands me and helps me work thru my issues. She is a terrific counselor
Written on Nov 17, 2020 after therapy with Keri for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem
Keri has been great to work with, she listens and knows the best response to send per time. She’s God’s sent.
Written on May 02, 2020 after therapy with Keri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Started out with a different counselor who wasn't quite what I was looking for, however after getting connected to Keri, I immediately knew this was a great fit.
Written on Apr 25, 2020 after therapy with Keri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Keri has the ability to not allow personal beliefs that are contrary to hers affect the process of healing. That is key to have gained my confidence and trust.
Written on Aug 21, 2019 after therapy with Keri for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management