Kirsten Hankinson, MSCP, LPC, NCC
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” - Carl Rogers
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, confused, alone, lost, or struggling to figure it out on your own? Sometimes we lose direction, purpose, our sense of self in trying to manage what life throws at us. It's ok to feel these ways sometimes, however if these challenges are making life more stressful or these feelings are becoming hard to deal with, Maybe it’s time to figure out out or try something different. While it's normal and human to experience some unpleasant or difficult situations, Sometimes we all need a little help to gain perspective to be able to understand, process, and feel confident in our abilities to be able to have a good life.
I hope you will let me be there for you- to support you, to hear you, and to help you learn and do your best to live a better life! I am passionate, non-judgmental, and compassionate about helping my clients to do their best and make better choices to have a better life. I genuinely and deeply care and find purpose in being a therapist, as I’ve known what it feels like to struggle, feel lost or alone, or to need help to make my life better. I hope to be able to offer you perspective, support, understanding, and the tools you need to be able to manage, heal, and grow in healthier ways. I want to support you in your process of understanding and managing the difficult parts of life. I feel proud and excited for your wins and want to cheer you on in your successes too! I believe in open and honest communication, authenticity, and working collaboratively to get you feeling like yourself again.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults utilizing a personalized mix of treatment modalities to fit your unique needs and desired treatment goals. I graduated with a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and I have had the privilege of almost 10 years of valuable professional experience across many different settings, levels of care, and diverse populations. I incorporate a personalized mix of therapeutic approaches in my psychotherapy, through psychoeducation, processing, and exploring of patterns, thoughts, behaviors, and reactions to help you better cope with life. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT), Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Play and Art Therapy, and Meditation/Mindfulness, I work with clients on their goals to manage a variety of concerns including, but not limited to:
Management of Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Anger, Emotions, Behaviors, Mood, ADHD/Inattention/
If it’s time for a change, you’re ready to take back your life, or you want to feel confident in your abilities to handle life’s stressors better, Please reach out today to get started on this journey together. I hope you will let me help you do your best and find your process and direction to a good life.
Take that first step! Call us today (412.367.0575) to learn more about the therapeutic process, my services, or to schedule an appointment with me. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting with you!