Kerrie Byer

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello! My name is Kerrie, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of North Carolina. I have over five years of experience working with adults and families seeking services for a variety of reasons, including addiction, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting problems and issues related to trauma and abuse. I have also worked extensively with families who have been impacted by a loved one’s addiction or psychiatric crises. I received my MSW from Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work in New York City and my BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.

I believe that we all have an inherent drive to create a calm, peaceful and meaningful life and that counseling is an excellent tool to help achieve that goal. As a client, you are the expert of your life, and my role is assist you in creating the life you want. In service of this, I use a systems based approach to counseling so that together we can define your goals and work through whatever is acting as a barrier to achieving those goals. I have experience in using cognitive behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing, mindfulness strategies and positive psychology. While the application of interventions will vary person to person, my style is rooted firmly in a trauma informed, strengths-based and client centered approach. Finally, I find that counseling can often focus too much on the heaviness of life at the expense of finding joy. When appropriate, I like to integrate humor and a sense of lightness to help clients experience life's full range of emotions.

Reaching out and beginning this process is a great first step and big accomplishment. I look forward to working with your in the next steps of your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C011276 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Sep 06, 2019 after counseling with Kerrie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Kerrie is very responsive and supportive. She attends to what I’m saying and finds ways to help me make connections between my thoughts, feelings, and experiences that move me towards my goals. I thoroughly enjoy working with her and appreciate the insights she offers in our sessions.

Written by L.I. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Kerrie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Kerrie is the best!