Kenneth StephensonLCMHC

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If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

Good Will Hunting. I think Robin Williams character was spot on and responded to Will with compassion and empathy but wasn't afraid to help explore deeper more meaningful issues that were driving forces.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

I try to approach life in a similar way that I approach treatment. I first try to balance myself, using more of a cognitive behavioral approach, so I can understand the problem, own it and then look for alternatives to find balance. I then believe in not running from my pain. I view my emotions as my souls fingerprint, and try to better understand myself by examining the emotions I feel. Also, I try to remain hopeful. that life will get better by owning the way I exist.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

I have a large history of experiences in my own life that allow me to be able to relate to those coming to see me in a very human way. I like to collaborate with my clients and work as a team to help a person find peace and balance within themselves in the face of their pain an suffering.



Mood disorders

Panic attacks & panic disorder

Sex Addiction

Marriage issues

General Expertise



Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Anxiety

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Anger management

Attachment issues




First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Existential Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Reality Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

Behavioral Health Specialist-, CBT, Mindfulness, Existential philosophy


NC, LCMHC, 4811


Masters Degree in Counseling

Work History

I have over 25 years of clinical experience. i began my career in the US Army from 1994-2000 serving as a medic and also as therapist. i was deployed in support of the Bosnian peacekeeping mission from 1995-1996. After honorably separating from the Army, I worked in multiple Emergency room settings providing crisis intervention and level of care evaluations. I also began private practice in 2001 in providing individual land family therapy. i Individually, i began to help those with anxiety, depression and anger problems to help find balance an modulate. I then opened my own private practice, Insight Counseling and psychotherapy in 2008 which remains in service at this time and is located in Matthews NC. I continue to serve families and individuals win assisting with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, anger, addiction and sexual addiction, and family counseling.


3021 Senna Drive, Matthews, 28105, NC