Kerri L PayneLPCC

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In Mountain Time

What does a first session with you look like?

Your first session with me is not the most enlightening to be honest. We will do an intake where I ask you a zillion questions. Once completed we will create a treatment plan together and get to know one another . This session will be anywhere from an hour to an hour and half .

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

I believe the biggest barrier in regards to therapy is “oneself.” Tony Robins the motivational speaker said “Your biggest problem in life is that you think you shouldn’t have any.” I believe this barrier can be broken when a client accepts their past , stands solid in the present and is hopeful for the future .

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

I bring my true authentic self to our sessions. I use my clinical skills and professional boundaries; however, I bring my full self and awareness to our sessions . This time is yours and I understand that on a deep level. I always feel honored that you are giving me the greatest gift; it’s the gift of time . There is nothing greater then that ! Therefore , I will honor it with my true self in these sessions.



Relationship Issues

Drug addiction & abuse

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise



Aging related concerns

Anger management

Cultural adjustment

Drug addiction & abuse

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)




First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Existential Therapy

Training / Certifications

EMDR, MRT, Brainspotting, mindfulness based emotional processing (MBEP) and DBT .


NM, LPCC, CCMH0198121


Masters degree in counseling/psychology, Prescott college

Work History

I used to work at an inpatient treatment center. The focus was on doing groups , assessments and individual sessions . We worked on trauma related issues That played a role In addictive behaviors. Prior to that I’ve worked with refugees that had PTSD, couples therapy and people with severe anxiety.


Remote Therapy, Albuquerque, 87123, NM