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Richard McCranie, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Grief Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Kyle, I go by my middle name. I am licensed in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with, but not limited to, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & coping with grief and loss.

I believe entering therapy is starting an alliance based on trust by the communication of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. This communication goes both ways, from client to therapist, and therapist to client. The need for such an alliance typically results from some part(s) of life becoming unmanageable or unclear. It is my role as a counselor to help you navigate these concerns, set goals, and to foster more effective coping skills to manage stress. Guarantees in counseling are limited, however I can assure you that I will do everything I can with my training and experience to help you achieve your goals.

I graduated from The University of Georgia with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and history in 2004. Then worked for The Marcus Institute, as a Primary Therapist for clients with autism spectrum disorders and other ongoing behavioral health concerns for two and a half years. I moved to New York City, New York in 2007. There I was employed with Partnership of Innovative Comprehensive Care, Inc. as a Case Manager Supervisor, assisting other case managers with caseloads of clients with developmental, intellectual, and mental health disorders. I returned home to South Georgia in 2011 and received a Master of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Valdosta State University. During this time, I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant along with interning at Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia. After graduation I worked at Crescent Pines/Anchor Hospital and The DeKalb Community Service Board as an Admission/Intake Counselor from 2012 to 2014. After this I started as an admission Counselor at Ascena Health (St. Jude’s Recovery Center, Inc.) in 2014. In 2015 I accepted a position as a therapist (clinician) providing one on one therapy and case management to individuals in both residential and outpatient treatment. In 2018, I received my Professional Counselor License. After this I continued as a therapist assisting clients with both substance use and mental health disorders in residential and outpatient care. In 2019 I accept a position as the Medication Assisted Treatment coordinator and residential manager supervisor. Within the same year I also started an outpatient program assisting in the reentry of federal offenders on probation. In 2023 I accepted the position of Director of clinical services, overseeing all clinical and residential programs within the agency. Later that year I started my own private practice, where I continue providing professional care and services to individuals with addictive, behavioral, and mental health disorders.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Grief Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Attachment issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

GA LPC LPC010004