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!
- 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
LMFT #647 (Expires: 2020-04-30)
Dr. Counts fosters an incredibly calm, welcoming, non-judgmental "environment" in which open sharing is easy. I appreciate his way of listening with compassion, and giving some feedback, while allowing me to arrive at my own conclusions. He truly cares and remembers what is happening in my life each time we speak. I was not sure how I would feel about video sessions, but I found them to be very easy and authentic with Dr. Counts. He responded to written messages in a timely fashion, as well. I highly (and gratefully) recommend Dr. Counts!
It was a pleasure to work with Dr. counts, he was very helpful in listening to my problems and understood well enough. His experience seems to be excellent in the field. He genuinely listens and shares an unbiased feedback
Dr. Counts has been helping me through my darkest time and his sincerity, kindness, empathy, and compassion is unfortunately so rare to find. I was extremely apprehensive about finding a therapist since I’ve had less than pleasant experiences in the past, but Dr. Counts has been absolutely wonderful and I honestly don’t know what I would have done without him.
Dr. Counts is very kind, compassionate and skilled. I am very happy with his services and I have told lots of people about BetterHelp.com!
I have only had one session with Dr. Counts so far but he has helped me so much already with my family related problems that were causing me so much stress and misery. He gives very clear and professional advice that is easy to apply in my life. I look forward to talking to him more. Great therapist!
Dr. Counts is caring and shows he cares in each session. He took the time to get to know what my issues were and constructed a plan of care that has gotten me over the plateau I was experiencing. I would highly recommend him!
Dr. Counts is very respectful and really understands the need to help people in tough times. When I signed up for better help, I was skeptical but Dr. Counts exceeded every expectation I had. He does not make me feel crazy or alone. I feel like my problems are important to him and he is trying his absolute best to help me understand why I feel the way I do. I highly recommend him to anyone with depression or anxiety.
I was very skeptical about talking to a counselor because I have heard that they can be biased towards the people they help. More over, I was a little scared when I was paired with Dr. Counts because it was mentioned he was a Christian counselor too, because I have had bad experiences with "religious" people. But I still gave it a shot and Dr. Counts was really amazing and helpful. Regardless of all my reservations, he proved me all wrong. Dr. Counts has been the most helpful to me during the worst and saddest of my days. He was able to help me understand why I was feeling what I was feeling in a deeper level and not the superficial, what I want to believe, feeling. He has been very professional and helpful to me and made it a very safe place for me to be able to talk to him casually and not hide what I truly felt or wanted to say. I am truly grateful for Dr. Counts because he was able to help me bounce back from the lowest of my lows in only 3 months. He gave different methods of advice on how to deal with the things I was going through and it greatly helped my mental health. Dr. Counts is a very kind, patient, and loving counselor. He is a very genuine person and showed care towards me. I have nothing but respect for him and I would recommend him!
Been working with Dr. Counts for nearly a month and even in this short time I feel like he’s been there and supported me tremendously. Dr Counts is helping me through all my experiences and finding a solution, all at my own pace. I trust him and he’s been great listening and giving me useful feedback.
Dr. Counts, is truly a phenomenal person . He is very caring and non judgmental. He such a good person that I will continue to speak with him even, after I beat this anxiety.
This has been my second go around with therapy. Sometimes life just catches up with you. I was very thankful for the opportunity to be able to work with Dr. Counts again. He was kind, courteous and encouraging as always! I highly recommend Dr. Counts for anyone who is needing a counselor.
Dr. Counts provided excellent therapy services for me over several months because I was having bouts of depression. He is supportive and has constructive ideas and feedback. My overall mood improved, and the bouts of depression became less frequent, eventually disappearing. I know I can work with him again if the need arises, but I have been feeling consistently better. I highly recommend Dr. Counts.
King is pretty awesome!
King is supportive and wise.
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.
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.
Dr. Counts is warm, kind, and respectful.
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.
Dr. Counts has been a huge help in getting me where I want to be with my depression.
King Counts provided me with a lot of helpful tools and thought processes. Many thanks.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
After few session, I'm happy to express and analyse with Dr. Counts some delicate relationship matters.
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!
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.
Dr.Counts is a wonderful person who listens and provides grounded, positive, spiritual advice in all areas.
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.
I really appreciate Dr. Counts for his help. He is doing a great job!
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.
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.
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
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.
Dr. Counts is a very important part of my recovery. He is kind and understanding. I would recommend him to friends.
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.
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.
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.
He's been amazingly compassionate and helpful!