Rev. Monte Kuykendall

(M.A., M.Div.)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia with 21 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

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

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

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Apr 02, 2021 after counseling with Monte for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Monte is my favorite of all the counselors ive seen.

Written by M.I. on Feb 18, 2021 after counseling with Monte for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

It has been wonderful and sincere working with Rev. Kuykendall. He has helped us to get through some very tough times. He has been caring has given us tools to be successful. We enjoy working with him very much. He has been the calming influence in some unfortunate covid times that have added much stress to our family life.

Thank you
MK

Written by L.O. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Monte for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

He is amazing!!
Funny .
Listen to both side !
Is very helpful to us

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!