MA, LCMHC, CSAT, EMDR Certified Therapist, ADHD-CCSP Candidate
At a high level, Kyle recognizes that your pain is real, your story is special, and your future can be bright. His desire is for you to become the truest and best version of yourself, and he believes he can guide you on your journey toward wellness. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina with an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University.
Regarding his approach, Kyle believes his diverse background in engineering and ministry can bring an interpersonal and goal-oriented perspective to every session, grounded in the redemptive message of Jesus Christ. He sees clients of all worldviews and ethnic systems, as cultural and racial diversity are really important to him in his work.
Kyle has worked with adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), and Kyle is certified in EMDR therapy as a means to help clients recover from trauma and its symptoms. He has accredited training in evidence-based practices like EMDR addiction recovery protocols (e.g., DeTUR, FSAP, and CraveEx), TF-CBT, Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), Seeking Safety, Resource Parenting Curriculum (RPC), Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Families (IATP-F), Practice Self-Regulation (PS-R), and Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) through the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE). Lastly, Kyle is in the process of becoming a Certified ADHD Professional (ADHD-CCSP) through Evergreen Certifications.
During sessions, Kyle often utilizes adaptive information processing (AIP) from EMDR, attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), existential therapy, gestalt therapy, person-centered therapy, solutions-focused therapy, and reality therapy with clients. He has a sincere appreciation for the Life Model, a Christian neurotheological model, that he often uses with clients in counseling. He has international supervision experience with Ukrainian counselors, as well as a history presenting at national mental health conferences.
All that said, Kyle trusts most in the strength of the therapeutic relationship and believes it will make the biggest difference in your healing. He commits to showing you empathy, genuineness, and acceptance while being your accountability partner in counseling. Together, you and Kyle can create a new narrative for your present season that aligns with your desired future.
Areas of special interest: trauma-related disorders, mood disorders, addictions (notably sexual compulsivity), men’s issues, existential struggles (e.g., spiritual dissonance), attachment disorders, impulse disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity