Kelly HamiltonLCMHC

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My approach to therapy is eclectic and reflects my belief that individuals and their experience are unique. Counseling should be dynamic, person-centered, and not cookie-cutter. Some of the evidence-based practices I incorporate include: EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Progressive Counting (PC), Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills, narrative, and solution-focused interventions. I may assign homework &/or suggest external resources to aid recovery. Our work together will be collaborative and reflect your needs and goals.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

One very important component of the therapeutic relationship is trust. Trust, warmth, and positive regard, along with collaboration and understanding of your needs, are foundational to creating an alliance. I will regularly ask for feedback about what is going well and what is not. Open communication is essential for our work together.

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

The human mind is amazing. The brain is capable of profoundly disturbing thoughts, feelings, and scary stress responses, but it's also capable of incredible healing and adaptive functioning. Being asked to help guide a journey from despair to recovery and hope is a privilege. If you are looking for an off-ramp from pain, or contemplating if your worthy of the trip, let's talk. I can help you map your exit ramp.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Trauma

General Expertise

Relationship Issues

Social Anxiety

ADHD

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Caregiver stress & support

Communication issues

Domestic violence

Learning disabilities

In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits

Fees

$100

First Session

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Narrative Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist # 9820-3588 (CTTS)

Certified Clinical Military Counselor (CCMC)

EMDR

Progressive Counting

Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)

National Certified Counselor # 58047 (NCC)

Licensure

NC, LCMHC, 3767

Education

Masters In Counseling

Work History

I have been a dually licensed professional since 2001. I have a broad range of experience working with mental health and substance use disorders, but I am a trauma therapist at heart. My passion for working with PTSD, acute stress, medical, developmental, and complex trauma is reflected in my training and experience. I am a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, Certified Clinical Military Counselor, and National Certified Counselor as well.

Location

Remote, Charlotte area, NC