Dr. Kevin Wilbanks

(M.A., N.C.C., L.P.C.)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3349 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Dec 03, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.

Written by D.E. on Dec 02, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by M.. on Nov 30, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

We just had one session.. So far I think he is great!

Written by G.H. on Nov 26, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

He is a good listner, he also gives me my full freedom to talk about everything in details

Written by M.A. on Nov 24, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 3 weeks

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

Written by R.O. on Nov 13, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management

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.

Written by A.R. on Nov 12, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 months

He’s helped me a lot. I look forward to working with him more.

Written by J.A. on Nov 01, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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.

Written by N.E. on Oct 19, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Wilbanksbis a good listener he analyzes the situation well and gives options and ideas.

Written by B.U. on Oct 07, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by N.A. on Sep 11, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

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

Written by J.O. on Aug 31, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and self esteem

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Kevin. He really makes you feel at ease when talking to him.

Written by J.U. on Aug 21, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.E. on Aug 03, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Wilbanks has been very kind and supportive during a bit of a crisis moment. I was thrilled to find BetterHelp online. Since the crisis passed, I keep working with Dr. Wilbanks. He helps me sort through issues and is very responsive.

Written by B.E. on Jul 08, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, career, and bipolar

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.

Written by P.A. on Jun 20, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, family, self esteem, anger, and career

I enjoyed working with Kevin he was easy to talk to and assisted me with the work I was doing and supported me greatly.

Written by K.E. on Jun 09, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by B.E. on May 22, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Dr. Kevin Wilbanks is a consummate professional. I would recommend him to anyone who is suffering from anger or anxiety.

Written by E.M. on Apr 30, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by A.M. on Apr 24, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by Q.A. on Apr 20, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by C.H. on Apr 09, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.O. on Apr 02, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

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!

Written by R.A. on Apr 01, 2018 after counseling with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

He is a great therapist. He understands everything accurately and gives the right advice.