Kathleen Van Allen

(MS, LPC)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • 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

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701008443 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Aug 27, 2019 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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!