Last edited 02/14/2024

Deborah Kirkland LPC

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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What does a first session with you look like?

My clients seek healing and recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, people pleasing behaviors, codependency, and anger issues among others. I believe in a strengths-based approach to treatment wherein we examine the client’s best resources that they are already utilizing. At the end of a session, a client can expect to leave with a plan in place. In our initial therapy appointment, I like to gather a life history as well as an overview of current symptoms and functioning. After that, much of my focus on the first few appointments are to focus on self-care including relaxation and mindfulness practices. After that I like to dive into skills building which can include cognitive behavioral approaches as well as other skills (such as developing boundaries or assertive communication skills) depending on the needs of the client. Finally, during the last stages of counseling I like to put it all together and evaluate what needs to be done next to achieve maximum healing. My therapy style is welcoming and non-judgmental. I believe in offering clients unconditional positive regard. My clients tell me that they always feel better at the end of each session after talking to me.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I strongly believe in a person-centered approach to counseling. Person-centered therapy theorizes that rapport building between therapist and client is of the utmost importance to positive therapeutic outcomes. In a person-centered approach, the therapist offers authenticity, compassion, and unconditional positive regard. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy theorizes that there is a relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. By examining our thoughts and changing our behaviors, we can change our lives. A CBT approach skills building is paramount to successful therapy. I am also a big fan of third wave therapy approaches which incorporate mindfulness and personal values into counseling. Thus, I often teach mindfulness based strategies for mental health wellness. In addition, I explore a client’s values and belief system into their treatment. Finally, I like to incorporate assessments into my sessions on occasion. This allows me to track symptoms over time. Other approaches I have been trained in include: • Trauma Focused CBT • Trauma Focused CPT • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • EMDR

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sexual Harassment & Assault

In-Network Insurance

AvMed

Optum

Fees

First Session$120
Individual Therapy$120

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Licensure

  • Texas, Licensed Professional Counselor, 74903

Education

Stephen F. Austin State University

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Deborah Kirkland, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Deborah Kirkland, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Deborah Kirkland accepting new clients?

Yes, Deborah Kirkland is accepting new clients for online therapy in Texas.

Does Deborah Kirkland accept insurance?

Yes, Deborah Kirkland accepts insurance, including AvMed and Optum.

What types of therapy does Deborah Kirkland offer?

Deborah Kirkland offers therapy for individuals.

Does Deborah Kirkland offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Texas can book Deborah Kirkland for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Deborah Kirkland offer online therapy?

Yes, Deborah Kirkland offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Texas.

How quickly can I see Deborah Kirkland?

Deborah Kirkland typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Deborah Kirkland speak?

Deborah Kirkland conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Deborah Kirkland online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Deborah Kirkland online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.