Monte Kuykendall

LPC

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia with 21 years of experience. I have worked with various populations throughout that time, including college students, families, seniors, and male inmates in a state correctional facility.

I have experience with the gamut of mental health issues ranging from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, gender dysphoria, substance abuse issues, sexual addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and relationship issues (be it in the family or between two or more partners). I have also worked with folks regarding sexual issues in their relationships and folks considering open relationships and polyamory.

I have two Master’s degrees: A Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Religion. If requested, I can help integrate faith into therapy and have been trained extensively to incorporate faith into treatment.

I have a passion for helping people who feel ashamed of where they are in life currently. Shame is an intense psychological issue, and it cripples a lot of us at some time in our lives. I am a very sex-positive therapist and believe a great relationship takes a neurochemical and emotional connection.

I utilize a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to most issues; however, I will also view clients through the framework of Structural Family Therapy (https://www.minuchincenter.org) and Systemic Family Therapy (https://www.thebowencenter.org), both of which I trained intensively in my graduate program. I have been trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and will utilize mindfulness (a component of DBT) in my sessions at times. Furthermore, I have training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Therefore, I typically try to discern (catch in the “act,” so to speak) when clients act in a manner where they are moving closer to their desired goal instead of focusing on the presenting problem when therapeutically appropriate. Lastly, I have been trained in Multisystemic Therapy, which looks at the interplay between the family home and other agencies such as the school or the Department of Juvenile Justice.

I utilize humor frequently in therapy to help my clients feel comfortable in their sessions. My style is warm, supportive, and collaborative. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients to focus on their feelings and work towards their therapy goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #004807 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Monte Kuykendall. 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.

Written by A.M. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Monte for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coaching

He has changed my life!!

Written by S.A. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Monte for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Monte is warm, friendly, and easy to connect with. It was a pleasure working with him!

Written by J.A. on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Monte for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I have improved so much with the help from Monte. I look forward to my sessions with him. He is the best therapist I’ve ever had. I feel like he understands me, and our personalities mesh very well.

Written by L.E. on Mar 25, 2021 after therapy with Monte for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Rev. Kuykendall is easy to talk to, and has a great sense of humor! For me, his humor makes me feel at ease and helps me not to be too hard on myself when I'm struggling. He's also very sensitive and understanding to my issues, and provides me with practical tools to work through them.

Written by A.L. on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Monte for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Monte is a great guy, you can tell that he really cares about your well being. Easy to get along with and is will to do research for you and find new things/ ways to help you. He does like to joke around a bit to lighten the mood but also knows when to be serious and listen to you.

Written by M.A. on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Monte for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rev. Kuykendall has excellent listening skills. He is easy to open up to, and has fantastic counseling skills.

Written by M.A. on Dec 20, 2020 after therapy with Monte for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Counseling has been really helpful thanks to Monte. He really helps me work on issues that I’ve been dealing with for a long time and he is funny so it doesn’t make things too serious for me and more importantly he applauds my progress and encourages me to go easy on myself. I would 100% recommend him to anyone.

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