Kevin West

LPC

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver in 1995 with a master’s degree in counseling psychology/counseling education. Since then, I have amassed 26 years of experience seeing clients in a variety of settings. I have worked with high school students on their personal and professional development. At universities, I led workshops for non-traditional (older) students. I have developed teambuilding workshops for companies and provided career counseling for individuals. I have been invited to present personality type workshops to various community groups. I have worked for agencies and in private practice. More recently, I have worked with client’s in their homes, addressing the gamut of personal issues a person can face: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, anger issues, premarital/marital issues, suicide, addictions in the family, low self-esteem, family of origin issues, and others. I am currently licensed in the state of Oklahoma
Early in my education, I was encouraged to develop my own style of counseling, and that is what I have done. I have many different theoretical techniques in my “counseling toolbox”: cognitive/thought oriented, behavioral oriented, past/present/and future oriented. I steer clear of typical “psychobabble,” but I am fond of a good analogy.
I like to use humor, and I believe that we all can laugh at ourselves if we feel secure enough. Knowing that we are loved in spite of (or maybe even because of) our flaws can be quite encouraging. I will accept you, and your issues, because I know I have my share. In fact, I was once told that the difference between a therapist and a client is that a therapist is further along in sorting out their issues.
The counseling setting for me can be similar to the old joke where a man loses his wallet on a dark street. Another man sees the first one searching around under a streetlight and asks if he can be of assistance. The first man explains that he has lost his wallet and would welcome any assistance. The two men comb the area thoroughly, looking everywhere to no avail. Finally the second man says to the first, “Are you sure you lost it here?” To which the first man replies, “No, I lost it down in that dark alley.” The second man says, “Well, Why are we looking here?!” The first man says, “Because the light is better here.”
A good therapist can be a flashlight - helping you explore the darker areas of your life. But, don’t worry, we won’t go until you are ready.
I look forward to searching with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kevin West. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by E.R. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Kevin for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kevin has been a great therapist and I'm very grateful every time we get to chat. He is a great guide and has an honest demeanor that I really appreciate.

Written by D.E. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Kevin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Kevin is a wonderful therapist who has helped me immensely. I came to him with a disorganized mess of issues that I had been putting off for years (likely my entire life), and we worked through them slowly and carefully as to not overwhelm, but still thoroughly and leaving me with tools to go forward with and use in the future. As well, Kevin is great at pointing out some simple and/or obvious techniques or solutions to your issues.

Would absolutely recommend Kevin West,

Written by C.H. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

He is very kind. He is really good advice and listens.

Written by E.P. on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Going well so far. Helps a lot to have an outsiders opinion who also gives personal experiences. Definitely helped me see things differently. Hope to continue improving.

Written by P.E. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kevin listens well and is so helpful.
I’m glad I chose better health

Written by M.E. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kevin is a great mix of compassionate and challenging based on whatever style you tell him works for you, and changes his style accordingly. I was amazed how quickly he got into the good stuff after just one session.

Written by G.A. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Kevin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Kevin West is genuine and is good at evaluating your needs and establishing goals. He is open about experiences and makes a point to let you know you’re not alone. Highly recommend.

Written by E.M. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Kevin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kevin is qualified, patient, kind, and flexible. I feel very safe with him and I feel braver after sessions with him.

Written by J.O. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Kevin is very insightful and takes the time to understanding the deeper meaning of what I am saying. Asks to make sure that my needs are met in therapy are being met. A great therapy experience.

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