Hi, my name is Kit, and it is an honor to give you a glimpse of who I am as a counselor. After 30 plus year in the corporate world, I returned to school to finish up my life long dream of being a counselor. Having raised my own child, step children, and partners children, I felt it was time to pursue something for me. Because I have lost a husband, gained a husband, and then added a partner to my world, I have some unusual exposures in my life that have brought new insight into others, without judgment. My approach to life is to live it fully while being considerate of others and their beliefs. This has been a bonus for me as I finished my Masters in Counseling in Chicago, IL at National Louis University.
During my Master's program, I knew I wanted to do something different than just traditional sit in an office and talk therapy. I was exposed to Equine Assisted Therapy, which is a non-riding therapy, using a solution focused approach. It was a perfect fit for me, and with my continued education I became certified as an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) provider. I took my years of corporate experience and applied it to opening up my own practice in NC, called Acres of Hope Equine Therapy Services. While doing equine assisted therapy, I also do traditional talk therapy working for a fellow counselor in another county. This keeps me fresh and exposed to many different types of people, both rural and big city cultures.
The type of people I work with are generally dealing with some form of trauma. Couples are affected the most by unresolved trauma because the couples only magnify the problems. Working with couples means not taking sides but rather hearing both sides and providing tool kits for them to work together. My approach is clearly B+H=R, Brutal Honestly Equals Results. Let's peel back the layers, see what needs to be exposed, use your strengths to recognize, own and overcome.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , First Responder Issues , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Military and Veterans Issues , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCMHC #12365 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
A wonderful therapist
She is awesome!! Sometimes I think she can read our mind. Highly recommend