Rev. Monte Kuykendall

(M.A., M.Div.)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia with 20 years of experience. I have worked with various populations throughout that time, including college students, families, seniors, and male inmates in a state correctional facility.

I have two Master’s degrees: A Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Religion. I can help integrate faith into therapy and have been trained extensively to incorporate faith into therapy.

I have experience with the gambit of mental health issues ranging from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, gender dysphoria, substance abuse issues, sexual addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and relationship issues (be it in the family or between two or more partners). I have also worked with folks regarding sexual issues in their relationships. I enjoy helping clients navigate through life when one or both partners has a mental health issue and sexual addiction, and issues related to rekindling their relationship in and out of the bedroom. I have a passion for helping others tweak their relationships into healthier ones than before.

I have a passion for helping people who feel ashamed of where they are in life currently. Shame is an intense psychological issue, and it cripples a lot of us at some time in our lives.

I am a very sex-positive therapist and believe a great relationship takes a neurochemical connection and an emotional connection. Furthermore, I believe that sex was created to be amazing within a romantic union. Finally, I believe that regular sexual activity increases the bond between both partners, thus releasing neurochemicals such as oxytocin (AKA: "the cuddle hormone").

I utilize a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to most issues; however, I will also view clients through the framework of Structural Family Therapy and Systemic Family therapy. I have been trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and will utilize mindfulness (a component of DBT) in my sessions at times, too. Furthermore, I have training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Therefore, I typically try to discern (catch in the “act,” so to speak) when clients act in a manner where they are moving closer to their desired goal instead of focusing on the presenting problem when therapeutically appropriate. Lastly, I have been trained in Multisystemic Therapy, which looks at the interplay between the family home and other agencies such as the school or the Department of Juvenile Justice.

I utilize humor frequently in therapy to help my clients feel comfortable in their sessions. My style is warm, supportive, and collaborative. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients to focus on their feelings and work towards their therapy goals.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #004807 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by K.E. on Jan 09, 2021 after counseling with Monte for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Rev. Is very down to earth and easy to connect with. He does a great job of connecting with my husband who was a bit resistant to couples counseling. Rev. Is able to see both sides and hold sessions which we both leave feeling good about. He has a great sense of humor and keeps us smiling throughout our chats!