I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 20 years in the mental health field. I received my M.S. in counseling and community mental health in 2013 and my licensure in 2017. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, trauma, anger management and ADHD. I have worked with children, families and adults.
My counseling style is honest and compassionate. I believe in treating people with respect and compassion and also challenging them to take responsibility for their own life circumstances. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution focused therapeutic techniques. I also am a regular practitioner of mindfulness and infuse this into all my work.
It takes courage to take steps to make positive changes in your life. It also take patience and self acceptance to recognize that the life you are living right now is the perfect place and time to begin or return to self reflective work. I believe that taking an approach that balances these seemingly contradictory (paradoxical) ideas can yield a rich and fulfilling life. It would be my honor to join you in this journey.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
VT LCMHC 068.0123910
Kirk is a great listener. He is very intuitive and often points out common themes or threads that run through our sessions. He is supportive and will guide using my own words to help me achieve more clarity. I have found our sessions to be a good outlet for my decision making process, as well as tackling deep issues.
Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Kirk for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd