Hello! My name is Kevin Wilbanks, D. Min, MA, NCC, LPC. "Kevin" is fine! Thank you for reaching out to me! I am here to collaborate with you to get from where you are to where you want to be in your life. We do this in a confidential collaboration here on this platform. I facilitate client collaboration towards change in an environment of listening and understanding, non-judgmental consideration, dependability, and honesty. Our relationship in our work together is the most important thing, so you can grow as a person to be more of who you want to be. Therapy helps you resolve past interpersonal problems and overcomes barriers to growth by offering a “corrective emotional experience” through your relationship with me, as your therapist. An example is, finally feeling heard and understood by someone!
It takes courage to reach out. Not only that, it is smart to do so. Part of growing in our competence in life is knowing our strengths and our limitations. Outsourcing is a good idea, especially if you have used your skills and resources and have not been able to change an aspect of your life. Everyone outsources. We do so when we hire someone to do any service on our house or car. We outsource when we have an athletic coach. I am an expert you can also outsource to, for more personal areas of life improvement.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I help clients capture a greater sense of wellbeing and control over their lives by teaching them new approaches to solving old problems. They may experience a sense of wellbeing and control they have never experienced before!
My clients often come to me for counseling when they are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, out of control anger, dissolution of a marriage or marital conflict, parenting challenges, life changes, and other life pain or challenges.
To make life barriers become opportunities for growth, control and wellbeing, I help clients overcome these experiences by teaching them how to calm body and mind to aid them in decision making. I help clients gain awareness and insight into how the past is related to the present and help them to make different choices for their future. I help clients get unstuck from their failure in relationships or reaching other life goals by helping them change self-sabotaging beliefs, self-talk, and fears to more reality-based thoughts that have a powerful and positive impact on how they feel emotionally. I coach clients on adapting their behavioral skills to meet life challenges more effectively.
In order to get to know me before we begin, here is my bio:
Dr. Kevin Wilbanks received his Doctorate in Counseling (D. Min) from Covington Theological Seminary, Rossville, Georgia in 1998. He completed his Master of Arts (MA) from Argosy University, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1995, studying Counseling Psychology. Dr. Wilbanks received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences in 1993 from N.W. Christian University, Eugene, Oregon. Dr. Wilbanks has worked as a clinical counselor for ten years, world-wide, supporting the United States Armed Forces mission. From 2000-2008, Dr. Wilbanks served as CEO of Counseling Associates of West Georgia, Inc., where he specialized in rural counseling and mediation, serving children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. He has more extensive experience to list in this bio. Dr. Wilbanks is married, has two grown stepchildren. He enjoys playing drums and percussion, hiking, fitness, travelling and reading.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC003349 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
LCPC #LCPC-7888 (Expires: 2023-02-23)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Kevin Wilbanks. 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.
Dr. Wilbanks (who likes to be called, "Kevin,") has been amazing. When I first got on Betterhelp, I journaled (A LOT) how I was feeling. I also used the text feature. I feel this was one way to help Kevin understand who I am and my issue before we even met for our first session. He also sent me some info. beforehand to help me categorize my feelings. By the time we got to our first session (1 week later), I felt like a weight had been lifted ALREADY! He was able to help me think through the issue and work it out. I highly recommend Dr. Wilbanks (Kevin) due to the fact that he understands when to offer advice and when to just listen and let the client speak. He is also a Christian and I only wanted a Christian counselor, as I needed someone who could understand my world view and how Jesus is my example...the one I strive to be like. He has also been able to help me using the tools that Christianity has to offer, which means everything to me. I am also a doctor and have recommended Betterhelp (and Dr. Wilbanks) to many of my own patients.
I had therapy sessions with Dr. Wilbanks two years ago, he is very responsible , kind, understanding. Recently I felt like I needed therapy again, and I had no doubt to go back to him again!
I started my therapy journey with Dr. Wilbanks a year or so ago. When I got to a place where I felt self-sufficient I ended my time with him. A year later I am seeking therapy again and have come back to him. I feel that speaks volumes to how he is as a counsellor. He is open and receptive. He takes the time to truly understand how you are feeling and what is going on to help develop tools to work through things no matter the stage in life. I cannot say enough great things and would come back to him time and time again. I strongly believe we can all find a therapist that we connect with on this platform.
I would really like to take a moment to give my feedback on Dr. Kevin Wilbanks because he and his therapy sessions have been a real "life-saver" for me during an intensely difficult and painful period in my life . I strongly recommend him not only because of his approach, his competence as a therapist, his professionalism and his humanity , but because he and his sessions have been instrumental in helping me release traumas and psychologically "bringing me back to life ". I feel I now have the necessary tools and skills to cope from now on . My utmost and sincerest gratitude to him , and God Bless !
Dr. Wilbanks is consistent and very supportive and helpful. I value him and his expertise
Love my time with him. Can’t recommend him enough
Kevin has helped me work through some of the toughest times in my life. Throughout the uncertainty of the pandemic, I lost touch with my family and began engaging in self-destructive activities. However, after a few months of weekly calls and regular text messages with Kevin, he has helped me grow my coping skills to a point where I am confident that I can handle whatever life will throw at me.
He is consistent with his sessions, and always makes sure to remind me to check in. During our sessions, I always feel that I am in a judgment-free zone and that he is empathizing with my experience. He also encouraged me to get help from a psychiatrist with my cognitive issues, which has helped immensely in my work life. He is a skilled and empathetic therapist and I am very grateful for his help!
ive been through a lot of councillors in my life but this is the first time im actually detecting progress .
He is very professional and sincere. Always hear from him in time. Gives good advice.
Dr.Wilbanks is amazing. He continuously checks on me and always has resources available for anything I need.
Dr Kevin is one of the best. He’s unmatched in professionalism and empathy
Dr. Wilbanks is a caring and compassionate counselor. He is punctual yet flexible. During the months we worked together we tackled different issues of mine and emerged on the other side of them. I'd highly recommend Dr. Wilbanks.
Dr. Wilbanks is very knowledgeable and helpful. I was going through a very tough time when we met. He helped figure out how to analyze why I feel a certain way and has given me the tools needed to lead a more positive life.
Very knowledgable and extremely easy to speak to. Highly recommended.
Dr. Wilbanks is very quick to respond and always lets me speak when I'm collecting my thoughts. Even when my words feel like they're just falling out and not making sense he can pick out the important parts and help me think about things in a new way. He is helping me with my panic disorder and anxiety while I also take medication. His grounding techniques have also been useful.
Kevin was very helpful in helping me go through a traumatic time. He knew right away how to help me and taught me techniques to cope with the stress from it. I feel a lot better just talking to him through the situation.
I feel that I have someone who understands me. Who listens without judgement and gives me practical ways to improve. I feel that I don’t just talk to him once a week but nearly every day. I feel the positive changes that I needed already. I know I have a way to go but I am looking forward rather then dreading the journey.
I tried online counseling for the first time with Dr. Wilbanks, I wasn’t sure how it’s going to be, but I’m so grateful I did! he’s very understanding and has helped me a lot within a month, I got so much better.
Dr Wilbanks is very understanding and professional. His knowledge is top notch and is always willing to listen.
Whatever I say here, it won't do justice to the professionalism or Dr. Kevin. He is an excellent human being, on top of his professionalism. He understood my every concern, the slightest detail s of my worries I can't thank him enough for the work he did with me so far. I was almost a dead man walking and Dr. Kevin addressed my issues so competently to the point that he actually made me believe that life is worthy of living it, when one handles issues the proper way. Dr. Kevin is now a part of my life. I believe that I haven't been the easiest and the most obedient client he probably had until now. But he made a hopeless man, feel alive again. The journey is not over yet for me. And there is no better commander out there than Dr. Kevin, who would fight for you.
Thank you Dr. Kevin
Still currently working with Dr. Kevin but I can already tell the difference he made on my life. He is very empathetic which every person needs. He is also great at putting things into perspective and giving answers/explaining what is happening which creates a great deal of clarity. I am very happy and feel grateful to have him as my counselor.
Dr. Kevin Wilbanks is one of the best counsellors I’ve had the pleasure to work with! I’ve worked with him before and he’s excellent listener, is very understanding, highly knowledgeable and great at giving tips and insights without any judgement. Two or three weeks with him and I’m already seeing a stark difference in my personal growth. Thank you Kevin!!
I’ve only spoken to Kevin a few time but he has been very helpful and understanding of my situation. He’s given me very good advice and is very good at keeping me calm and helping me with my situation
Dr Wilbanks is wise, patient and resourceful. I have been blessed to have crossed paths with him because I am now a better person and have learned to be a better husband and father. Blessed!
He is great
Kevin has been fantastic at getting down to the issues and being clear and straight forward when addressing them in all of our chats. He is always quick to respond and shares insightful resources, questions to ponder, and advice to help me through tough times. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs clarity and tactics to get through mental pain.
When my life was devastated by the loss of my daughter I knew I would need someone to talk to. Dr Wilbanks was so exactly who I needed to meet, He has some extraordinary life experiences which make him perfect for the problems I was facing and he was able to guide me compassionately, objectively and non judgmentally through what was undoubtedly the worst time of my life. I found him to be attentive, punctual, insightful and compassionate just being there to listen when I just needed someone to listen and giving me pertinent targeted advice when I needed that. The worksheets and reading material he recommended were on point and I felt seen and heard. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr Wilbanks to anyone for counselling and the online medium was a massive bonus. Thank you Dr Wilbanks.
Dr. Wilbanks is a very helpful and understanding person, he is warm and approachable. He is very good at his job and has a great personality, I haven’t been talking with him long, but I would personally recommend him.
Dr. Wilbanks is simply wonderful. He's kind, caring and understanding. Not only does he listen, he also works with me on action steps I can take or integrate into my life to help me overcome my challenges.
Dr. Wilbanks is very professional, flexible and understanding. He is positive, calm and cheerful, much needed in hard times.
At first I was hesitant about using BetterHelp but after my sessions with Dr. Wilbanks I'm glad I did. Very nice, understanding and helpful.
I had very helpful sessions with Kevin. I felt better and relieved after every session with him. He‘s a great listener & really guided me & helped me a lot!
Very punctual and holds you accountable.
Didn't expect therapy to be this helpful. Kevin is extremely helpful and understanding. Listens to you and makes you see things you forgot to ask yourself.
Dr. Kevin has been a great help to me. He always had encouraging words and a level head, even when I did not. He is able to cover a wide range of topics and problems. I would highly recommend Dr. Kevin Wilbanks to any and all who seek help.
I cannot recommend Better Help enough. This has been the hardest but most rewarding journey of my life. I have just completed my counselling with Kevin and I cannot thank him enough for his help and guidance in finding my path again. I was able to open up and work through my thoughts and feelings in a way I never have before. I felt lost and confused, now I feel strong and determined, and that's thanks to the skills I've learned from Kevin. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kevin to anyone. His knowledge base is thorough and diverse and he is a kind, patient and genuine man.
Working with Dr. Wilbanks, or Dr. Kevin as I like to call him, is a very supportive experience. I was in troubled water when I first reached out for help. Dr. Wilbanks was there for all through it, and continues. His warm, caring nature is open to all I have to say. The only thing ever stopping me is me! He's a blessing.
Only a couple sessions in but so far I feel great confidence in the value Dr.mWillbanks offers. He is understanding, experienced, curious, open and kind. I have already received a good deal of excellent resources and tools that are specific to my needs and I am very encouraged by this.
You know the saying "You don't appreciate something until it's gone." For me, that applies here. I've been truly humbled with Kevin's patience, kindness and support throughout my entire journey. Although difficult and at times challenging, having someone supportive, I've realized, makes a huge difference. Kevin's helped me to open up and talk and it's been eye-opening. To say I recommend Kevin is an understatement.
Dr Kevin makes me comfortable saying things I can not tell anyone. He makes me see the truth and the reality even though it hurts, in a subtle and honest way. He makes me understand that I am able to change my way of thinking and facing my problems. He makes me feel safe and confident as well as showing me strategies to feel good about myself in all aspects of my life.
Dr. Wilbanks is a very professional and kind counselor. I was absolutely impressed with his patience and nonjudgmental approach. I gained a lot of insight through working with him and could not be more thankful to have had him for my counselor. He is open-minded and offers a wide range of tools to coping with a variety of life issues-career, anxiety, failure, relationships, etc. As someone in a high stress career, he helped me see life through a different angle, and has given me plenty of resources to aid my journey. Overall, I'm in a better place.
Dr. Wilbanks. is a very nice counsellor who gives me a lot of insight about anxiety disorder and my faith. He is very patient in listening to my issues and provides a lot of methods to solve them. I would highly recommended Dr. Wilbanks :)
Extremely satisfied with Dr. Wilbanks’ approach which helped me overcome a challenging period of my life. His knowledge is immense and his professional guidance helped me a lot to improve my situation.
Dr Wilbanks is extremely helpful in working through my issues and concerns, he provides helpful and reasoned explanations to help me see things in a better light.
Dr. Wilbanks is a most caring insightful & intuitive counsellor. His ability to get down to the bare bones of a situation in a very straight however compassionate way is outstanding & what i thought we could achieve over a long period of time actually occurred much quicker. He creates a very supported loyal & safe environment almost immediately & so you can start to deal with the truth of your situation & face what you need to. The results that i achieved are a feeling of freedom in everything i face now & it is incredible. I gained a deep understanding of a theme of suffering that i was not present to & since then have experienced life in a very different manner than what came before. I believe he leaves people feeling liberated with a sense of strength you didn't know was possible!
Dr Kevin is a professional and he knows how to treat you as a person with potential. He knows his theories and he'll teach you how to use them.
He helped me a lot and now my life is so much better because I got out of the hole.
PS. Remember to take medication if you have an actual depression. It took me too long to accept that I need it.
He’s an excellent counselor with great depth of knowledge in the subject areas.
He is great
Dr. Wilbanks is absolutely incredible. The impact he had on improving my self awareness, value and confidence for the future is something I will appreciate forever. He helped me gain clarity within an unhealthy relationship and unlock self empowerment.
I highly recommend Dr. Wilbanks and wish you all the best on your journey with him.
What can I say about Dr Willbanks? He’s amazing. He is so knowledgeable and so professional that’s a pleasure talking to him. He tries to help you in any aspect of your life! I recommend him 100%
Dr Wilbanks has been a true partner in supporting me while going through a very difficult stage of my life.
Although I've had the chance to work with other qualified counsellors in the past who have helped, Dr Wilbanks has offered something beyond anything I've had before, a very deeply genuine empathetic approach.
Even at the worst moments, when I felt the most alone, I always knew he would offer non-judgemental empathetic counselling, advice and care.
Thank you doctor!
Kevin is all you'd wish for a counselor. He really makes you feel like he is a friend who is there in your times of need. He gave me advice right on the get go that helped me cope with certain aspects and problems of my life. I look forward to work with him even more.
Dr. Kevin makes me feel safe and he shows great care towards me. It’s very comforting to talk to him. He is very knowledgeable and honestly, I wished I had this experience sooner. With him I feel I can be better. Thank you, Dr. Kevin!
Very accomodating and understanding. Really good at his job and professional.
Dr. Wilbanks is patient, pragmatic and solution oriented. He gives useful advice specific to my situation and tools to help me grow.
Kevin is very professional and his experience in the field is evident. He was able to offer insight in to my concerns quickly. I would highly recommend Kevin and will definitely continue to use his services in the future.
Dr Wilbanks has not only helped me get through the toughest period of my life and marriage but has given me invaluable insight and advice that I'm sure will be beneficial for the rest of my life. I have never sought professional counseling before and approached Betterhelp with some trepidation, but I've felt comfortable discussing my issues with Dr Wilbanks, who was professional, empathetic and resourceful. In addition he was very patient in working around my busy schedule. I'm really glad I went through counseling and I would highly recommend Dr Wilbanks.
I enjoys talking with Dr. Willbanks. He listens very well, pays attention, gives me great advice and is easy to talk to. I always feel like we cover a lot on our sessions and I feel like it is time well spent. I usually have a different and better perspective on my situation afterwards.
We just had one session.. So far I think he is great!
He is a good listner, he also gives me my full freedom to talk about everything in details
Dr. Wilbanks is highly effective as a counselor because he has a multifaceted approach. He listens with empathy and understanding, is also objective, but will have animated responses to intense recounting of traumatizing events. His reactions empower the client to express their own strong emotions regarding their past, which contributes to healing. He validates his client and offers action plans which help to measure progress, instead of spinning in circles. I am happy to have met him (online!) and for the first time in over 6 years, see light at the end of the tunnel
I was at first hesitant with Dr Wilbanks at first as I have experienced some trauma and I thought I would have an easier time opening up to a woman than a man. However, Kevin (aka, Dr Wilbanks) has completely blown me away, and I always feel positive and hopeful after our appointments. I'd definitely recommend him as he's always constantly finding new methods to try and wanting to understand what's going on. If you're looking for a lighthearted, kind and thoughtful therapist, you should definitely give him a go.
He’s helped me a lot. I look forward to working with him more.
I couldn't speak more highly of Dr. Wilbanks. He was so friendly and helpful from the moment that I started talking to him.
He was very professional throughout and the care and attention that he takes with his patients are second to none. When I was at my worst he helped me back up every step of the way and even messaging me when I wasn't in the humor to message him myself. This really shows you that he thinks and cares about you.
Dr. Wilbanksbis a good listener he analyzes the situation well and gives options and ideas.
Dr. Kevin Wilbanks has been the first counselor I have ever spoken to and opened up with. I am very glad I met him because he has given me the tools much needed to strengthen myself and overcome my problems. I will definitely come back if I feel like I need someone trustworthy to talk to again.
Thank you Dr. Kevin Wilbanks.
Dr. Wilbank is a high quality professional. Very intelligent, pragmatic and kind. My interactions with him have been incredibly fruitful allowing me to successfully manage better and forward in a positive way following a very very difficult period in my life. Thank you
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Kevin. He really makes you feel at ease when talking to him.
Dr. Willbanks is extremely easy to work with. He seems to understand my challenges and offers ways to deal with them in a positive non-judgmental way. He is professional, and also very supportive. I’ve only had two sessions with him at this time but feel like he has help me with moving forward towards a more positive and happy place.
Even though we've only had limited chance of interaction due to my busy schedule, he has been very accommodating and given concrete steps for me to take in order to alleviate the issues I'm dealing with.
I enjoyed working with Kevin he was easy to talk to and assisted me with the work I was doing and supported me greatly.
Dr. Wilbanks is a professional and empathetic counselor. In my time working with him, I've been amazed to see how quickly he was able to identify some of my core issues and provide useful tools and solutions to begin working through them. From email to the phone, he is consistently engaged and present, and if I was skeptical about online therapy at the beginning, Dr. Wilbanks has made me a believer. It's been a great decision and I'm glad that, of all the therapists I might have chosen, Dr. Wilbanks was the one I actually did.
Dr. Kevin Wilbanks is a consummate professional. I would recommend him to anyone who is suffering from anger or anxiety.
Seems to care about what I am going through. Will check in if a go a few days without messaging. Asks questions to gauge the situation.
Dr. Wilbank's is wonderful. I really feel like he listens to me, validates my feelings, and offers insight and ways to heal and move forward. I enjoy our sessions and look forward to them. He has helped with mindfulness and feeling calm and confident about who I am as a woman.
Dr. Wilbanks helped me to discover myself and my concerns. I achieve to understanding my problems and their solving on his leadership. I'm grateful for his help.
After only speaking to Dr Wilbanks a few times, I felt very at ease and we quickly began addressing certain issues in a way I found very helpful.
Kevin is not only a great specialist, he is also a wonderful person! You can talk to him about ANYTHING you want!
He gave me good advice, he also provided me a lot of information about the things I care. He is always supportive, non-judgemental and kind.
By working with Kevin, you will have great sessions, and also you will get a good friend!
He is a great therapist. He understands everything accurately and gives the right advice.