Dr. King Counts

(D.Min, LMFT)

About Me

My aim is to serve my clients by providing excellent caring and effective therapy while respecting each client's individuality. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and an ordained Christian minister. I care and love helping people heal and progress and accept each person's right to make their own decisions. I have extensive experience helping people not only as a clinical therapist but as a minister, mentor, college professor, and pastoral counselor.

I am very experienced helping with trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship, marriage issues, and parenting problems,. I have extensive experience working with the military. I am certified in evidence based trauma resolution therapy (EMDR) and help bring healing for those going through major life adjustments.

I am also certified in an approach to therapy using focused attention and help people quite smoking, lose weight, get their sleep patterns on track, and increase their mental focus for sports and academic success. Let's get started!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #647 (Expires: 2020-04-30)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Aug 30, 2018 after counseling with King for 1 year and 11 months

King is pretty awesome!

Written by C.A. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with King for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and anger

King is supportive and wise.

Written by G.I. on Jul 22, 2018 after counseling with King for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

I've been talking with Dr. Counts for almost 7 months and he really helped me to deal with my problems and with my big obstacles.
He's a very competent counsellor with a lot of experience, he had a lot of patience with me (and with my bad English), and he was always supportive, encouraging, friendly and warm. I truly appreciated his kind words for me, his useful and effective advice, his methods and exercises that helped me to know myself better and to understand where some of my problems began. I know that, if now things are starting to change in my life, it is also thanks to his work with me. He gave me the basis to start living fully again without feeling lost and weak, and he taught me how to calm myself when things are getting difficult. I know that a chage like this requires time and a lot of efforts, and I'll continue to follow his suggestions to reach it totally. I'm very grateful I had the opportunity to meet him and to start this important process with him. I truly recommend Dr. Counts, he's a great man.

Written by B.I. on Jul 16, 2018 after counseling with King for 2 weeks

Dr. Counts, is a phenomenal person. He truly has been a blessing to me. I’m glad to be working with him.

Written by I.S. on Jul 10, 2018 after counseling with King for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

In my sessions with Dr. Counts, I experienced a very competent and professional counsellor, who draws from his great experience and knowledge. This helped in enhancing a sincere development at my own pace, which I am truly grateful for.
I have nothing but respect and sincere gratitude for his immense help and kindness, which in many aspects, was a promoting factor of my own development. He went out of his way to provide counselling, often using his weekend, since I live on the other side of the world, so coordinating a session with the time difference was not a challenge.
His EMDR method, tools and experience was truly helpful and his analytical approach gave me a better understanding of my situation. I have better odds in dealing with my life today, because of Dr. Counts and his kind patience and expertise.

Written by R.O. on Jun 16, 2018 after counseling with King for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and anger

Dr. Counts has helped me tremendously! He listens to my issues and offers practical advice that has helped me to process the trauma from my past.

Written by S.T. on Apr 02, 2018 after counseling with King for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping

Dr. Counts is warm, kind, and respectful.

Written by S.A. on Mar 20, 2018 after counseling with King for 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and sleeping

I've been supported by King Counts for six months now. When King started supporting me, I was in a very bad place. King has supported me in getting a grip of my mind and emotions and thereby separating the wood from the trees.
King continues to handle our sessions with professionalism, Christian maturity, sensitivity and understanding of the international context of my challenges and in which I work. His non-judgemental attitude quickly won my trust. Subsequently, with every session, I felt a marked improvement in my confidence, my quality of sleep and ability to face whatever challenges that life threw at me. I now find that our weekly sessions are an anchor for the progressive improvement in my wellbeing.

King also provided me with multiple ways of communicating with him both during our sessions and how I could reach him in impromptu circumstances as well, without breaching our confidentiality. I would most certainly highly recommend King to anyone of any ethnic or religious background, requiring a reliable counseling or mental health support. Any client of King's stands to benefit multiple times over, from his broad experiential knowledge as well.

Written by T.O. on Mar 08, 2018 after counseling with King for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Dr. Counts has been a huge help in getting me where I want to be with my depression.

Written by S.E. on Feb 21, 2018 after counseling with King for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and parenting

I have been working with Dr. Counts for several months now. I have been recovering from a 11 year abusive marriage that ended in divorce. Dr. Counts has been incredibly thoughtful, helpful and an instrumental key in helping me recover from my emotional scars. I highly recommend Dr. Counts for your therapeutic needs.

Written by P.E. on Jan 24, 2018 after counseling with King for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and family

King Counts provided me with a lot of helpful tools and thought processes. Many thanks.

Written by D.A. on Jan 15, 2018 after counseling with King for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, sleeping, anger, and bipolar

Dr. Counts has done a fantastic job. He makes me feel safe enough to let my guard down, which is no easy task, and is extremely thorough in his counseling. We have located the roots of several psychological shortcomings I have and started cutting them down, which is helping me see things in a positive light. We even worked through a past traumatic experience that haunted me for years in a single concentrated therapy session. That might sound too good to be true, but it's an honest reflection of my experience. Highly recommend!

Written by D.E. on Jan 10, 2018 after counseling with King for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger

I’ve only had a week approximately with Dr. Counts but I already feel less depressed. I appreciate him being able to put aside his own convictions for his patient’s sake since I’m not extraordinarily religious. His respect of my wishes shows me that he truly cares for my mental wellbeing.

Written by F.A. on Nov 19, 2017 after counseling with King for 10 months on issues concerning relationship, and family

When I think of all the qualities of a good counselor I have to say Dr. Counts is one who I would highly recommend. My faith in God guides me and Dr. Counts has provided me with a sound listening ear and counsel. Not only is Dr. Counts compassionate and a wonderful listener, I wholeheartedly recommend him and feel confident that he has given me the tools to successfully go through one of the hardest periods of my life.

Written by E.L. on Sep 15, 2017 after counseling with King for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I have tried counseling many times over the decades, but it's rarely been helpful. The therapeutic model of "once you understand your subconscious underlying motives, you'll consciously change your behavior," doesn't work for me. To my great surprise, King Counts is the best counselor I've ever seen. We have used a few different modes of therapy, and one in particular has been very helpful in resolving old issues that I've carried around since childhood. Dr. Counts is extremely intelligent and keeps us focused on the issues, while also respecting my inclinations to work on different issues at each session. He's happy to accommodate my preferences in therapy and my personality. I can't recommend King Counts and BetterHelp highly enough, and I've already done so several times.

Written by T.O. on May 12, 2017 after counseling with King for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and family

We are both fairly “experienced” in going through thousands of unpleasant events that have very badly affected our 44-year old marriage. We have also tried over those years dozens of approaches and read a number of books to make our marriage work better. However, over the past few years we were “running out of steam”.
We decided to have some marital counselling, not really believing that it could help, because we thought that we had already tried out almost everything. How wrong we were!
Initially, we were thinking about face-to-face counselling. However, then we learnt about BetterHelp enabling remote counselling via message exchange, chat box, and video sessions. We were incredibly lucky that we met Dr. King Counts. His very gentle, kind, and yet deeply-probing questions and suggestions did reveal the things we would have probably never thought might make a big difference in HOW WE SEE EACH OTHER! That is probably one of the basic things in all relationships that people see most of what happens around them only through their own eyes. They do not realize the emotional consequences of some events from the past that form the partner’s behaviour and attitude today. We both perhaps knew it was the case, but somehow we could not disentangle the facts from emotions and how they affected each other for years.

Dr Counts helped us to see ourselves in a slightly different light, building on what was positive between us. One such thing was the sheer fact of going through really terrible events in our lives yet surviving as a family, because for us that has become the top value of our lives. The other one was great love in our earlier years, and finally the years of “Marriage endurance test”. Yes, he did point to negative sides of our characters, after all, that is his job, but he let us discover it ourselves rather than telling us. And that probably is his great skill for which we deeply thank him.

Written by S.H on Apr 12, 2017 after counseling with King for 6 months

I've been working with King for a few months now. He's been incredibly helpful and very, very patient. I greatly appreciate his help.

Written by S.H on Mar 23, 2017 after counseling with King for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and sleeping

I have had nothing but a postive experience with Dr. Counts. He has fast responses and brings a very good perspective on whatever situation you need help with. He has given me many different useful technics on how to fix stressful situation, how to sleep better and many other things. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs good advice and a non judgmental ear to listen.

Written by L.A. on Mar 22, 2017 after counseling with King for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Dr. Counts is amazing. His patience level with me is always so much appreciated as I have so much to work through and it's not for the faint of heart!

Written by A.N on Mar 02, 2017 after counseling with King for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, anger, and career

After few session, I'm happy to express and analyse with Dr. Counts some delicate relationship matters.

Written by N.A on Feb 16, 2017 after counseling with King for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, self esteem, and career

Dr. Counts is amazing. Dr. Counts is so brilliant at easily and clearly identifying the underlying issues that have kept me stuck in my healing and growth. Of course, he is also so great at listening/reading whatever I've written and understanding me through whatever words I've written. With my presenting problem, I needed both high quality counseling AND spiritual guidance/direction. Dr. Counts is so incredibly gifted at both. I'm so thankful and grateful for Dr. Counts and his help during my healing and growth. Many thanks & God Bless you, Dr. Counts!
Highly Recommended.

Written by S.H on Feb 08, 2017 after counseling with King for 4 days

Dr. Counts has been really wonderful. He provided me with the basics I needed to resolve my issues and because of that, I was able to come to a peaceful conclusion. I am now at a better place than I was before I received guidance from Dr. Counts.

Written by C.H on Dec 28, 2016 after counseling with King for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Dr.Counts is a wonderful person who listens and provides grounded, positive, spiritual advice in all areas.

Written by A.N on Dec 27, 2016 after counseling with King for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, sleeping, and self esteem

Dr. King is excellent, extremely kind and caring. It's the first time I got therapy where someone offered methods to address my problems rather than just listening to them.

Written by L.I on Dec 18, 2016 after counseling with King for 3 days

I really appreciate Dr. Counts for his help. He is doing a great job!

Written by R.A on Nov 22, 2016 after counseling with King for 5 months on issues concerning family

Dr. Counts is a truly kind person who feels like a friend. He's always willing to listen and is very intelligent. My own family issues are likely beyond any simple fix that a counselor can help with, but it was nice to have a trained expert to talk things out with so I could better wrap my mind around what I could change in my life vs. what I can't change. Highly recommend.

Written by G.W on Nov 16, 2016 after counseling with King for 2 days on issues concerning relationship, family, and anger

Dr. Counts is understanding and able to share very good insights to the difficulties that I am going through. His compassion and genuine help enable me to think through the ordeals I'm facing with a lighter heart, with greater clarity. Thank you.

Written by K.I on Nov 08, 2016 after counseling with King for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and career

Dr. Counts has been PHENOMENAL! He offers a wonderful perspective in an understanding way. He is very responsive and presents solutions. I appreciate him as my counselor

Written by P.A on Nov 01, 2016 after counseling with King for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and career

I'ld like to say a big thanks to Dr. Counts. In a week he got more results than months of therapy. He surely has a light within.

Written by W.I on Aug 29, 2016 after counseling with King for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, anger, and career

Dr. Counts is a very important part of my recovery. He is kind and understanding. I would recommend him to friends.

Written by H.A on Aug 17, 2016 after counseling with King for 1 month

I don't know what to say actually but I would like to just say BIG THANK you to Dr. King Counts and the people who work on BetterHelp site.

Dr. Counts just took me from hell to start to live again happily. He was respected and understandable, also he was caring and giving me everything i wanted to just heal myself. I speak a very different language however he made it so easy to me to get along with what he says. He respected my faith. He asks if I understand what he says and explains what I could not understand very fairly.

It is really worth the money and the time.. Before BetterHelp, I went to a psychologist who did not respect me at all however on BetterHelp, especially with Dr. Counts, I felt respected and as I mentioned I am healing and starting to live a new life after a 5 years of depression and anxiety.

Thanks

Written by H.J on Aug 16, 2016 after counseling with King for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

Dr. Counts is absolutely amazing. He is an encouraging man of God and is extremely patient. He is very consistent and reliable in his methods and guided me through self-administered EMDR. Through EMDR, I was able to reprocess traumatic and negative experiences and come to new positive realizations. Left sessions feeling triumphant. Successful experience. Highly recommended.

Written by M.A on Aug 11, 2016 after counseling with King for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and anger

Dr. Counts is a good Dr. He listens and somehow understands. He is a preacher but he doesn't push his belief on people. I'm not into all that I actually have issues with it and was apprehensive about using him. I'm glad I did though. He gives great thought to his answers and gives awesome questions and feedback. He texts often and replies quickly.

Written by R.A on Aug 02, 2016 after counseling with King for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

He's been amazingly compassionate and helpful!