Hello, Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have been in the field for four years with experience working as a crisis counselor, in home counselor, working within a community service board organization providing counseling as well as currently through a private practice. I use an integrative holistic & humanistic approach working with a range of mental health diagnoses and symptoms such as: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, behavioral issues, substance use, trauma, grief, anger management, self-esteem issues, interpersonal relationship issues, etc. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I enjoy using psychoeducational activities, worksheets, visual aids, and person centered activities to assist clients with finding their path in life, reaching self-actualization, identifying goals/objectives, reducing negative symptoms, and improving overall functioning in life. I strive to teach my clients skills to assist with improving thinking patterns, communication skills, motivation, mindfulness skills, interpersonal effectiveness, and solving skills. I want my clients to feel supported, safe, and encouraged to reach their highest potentials in life by finding personal growth through counseling services. I work to create a comfortable environment for couples to feel listened too, understand, and supported as they work through strengthening their relationship and working through difficult relational issues . Starting counseling can be a daunting journey but having an experienced counselor there every step of the way makes it that much easier to achieve your goals in life. I look forward to walking this journey with each and every one of my clients!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
LPC #0701008443 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
This is my first experience with counseling and I am really grateful to have been matched with Ms. Van Allen. She is incredibly accommodating and offers numerous live sessions throughout the week. I feel like she is always there if I need her and I feel like she treats me with respect and understanding. I will continue receiving counseling from her for as long as I possibly can. 5 stars.
My girlfriend and I have recently been working with Kathleen for relationship counseling. It has already helped our relationship a great deal and we can really see the value in working with Kathleen. She great!