Katie M KisselLISW-S

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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

I think it is important to know that as the client in counseling you determine what happens in counseling. if you don't feel a connection with the therapist you can request a change, if the approach the therapist is using doesn't appear to work you can bring attention to this, if you don't feel like the things you want to address are being addressed you can identify that. At the end of the day the counseling is for the benefit of the client and a therapist's role is to facilitate therapy for the benefit of the client.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

My personality is usually very direct, empathetic, and laid back and my approach to therapy is much the same. I identify patterns or concerns I might observe from the client to the client, I speak directly and plainly about topics presented in therapy, I am empathetic with my clients, and I am relatively laid back in that I try to create a calm, welcoming, and comfortable vibe through therapy.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Ultimately, I think success is defined by the client but I also recognize that clients can struggle to see their own progress and successes. To me success in therapy looks like change, trying new approaches to solve or address concerns, exploring areas where change might be needed, and less distress in day to day life. Client's will know they are making progress by how they engage in treatment, by learning new things, trying new things, and experiencing a decrease in symptoms or an increase in management of symptoms. Client's will also know they are making progress when they feel better equipped to handle situations that they may have felt they were unable to do in the past.

Specialties

General Expertise

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

All Savers Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

United Healthcare

United Medical Resources

Fees

$100

First Session

$150

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Psychoanalysis

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Feminist Therapy

Forensic Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Reality Therapy

Relational Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

The Duluth Model: Domestic Violence Intervention

Licensure

OH, LISW, I.1901950

Education

Master of Science in Social Administration, Case Western Reserve University

Bachelor of Social Work, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Work History

I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years. I started at an entry level position on a crisis unit and suicide hotline and from there I became a therapist for adults with issues or concerns related to their emotions, mental health, relationships, substance use, suicidal thoughts, trauma, court related issues, sexuality, self-esteem, and women's issues. I have worked mostly in community mental health and have also done crisis assessments in the hospital setting. I have done tele therapy since the pandemic began and have also provided tele therapy in an online platform. I use a variety of evidence-based practices when working with clients to address the concerns they bring to counseling. I like to meet the client where they are at and what this means to me is ultimately the client dictates treatment with some guidance from me.

Location

4312 Bowman St Rd, Shelby, 44875, OH