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Dr. Shane Kinney, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Bipolar disorder Depression ADHD
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About me

Hello, I am a Counseling Psychologist that has been working since 2001 with a variety of clients dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Sleep Disorders, ADHD, Moderate to Severe Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse. I am also a college professor and have taught at several different colleges and universities since 2008. My published research is in the use of Motivational Interviewing with college students to improve their persistence and GPA.

As a Counseling Psychologist, I don’t focus so much on a diagnosis, as much as how the problem is affecting the client. I view clients with a perspective that we all have times when things don’t go so well, and that we all have strengths that help us overcome. My job is often to identify those strengths and how to incorporate them in a way that allows the client to overcome current issues. I try to adapt to the client's needs, for example: in some situations, I can be very direct, or I can elicit insight through a series of questions. I try to utilize the family to help create a cohesive support unit, creating an effective environment to support the client as they accomplish their goals.

Counseling models utilized: Cognitive-Behavioral, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Humanistic, and Systems. Something important I utilize in therapy, but is not a model, is respect. If a client respects themselves and others, there is pretty much no door they can't open. Through my years of practice, and working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, I often find respect can fix many issues we have.

Thank you for your time, I look forward to helping you on this journey.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Bipolar disorder Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Somatization, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Shane Kinney. 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.

Though he only helped me for a short time, Dr. Kinney was wonderful at helping me work through any problems I had and any that arose. He was ready not go beyond the session by providing me methods to help long term into the future

Written on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Shane for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very helpful and caring.

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Shane for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching