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.


General Expertise



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

Family Systems Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Jungian Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Somatic Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior 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