Last edited 12/11/2023

Kia Watkins PsyD

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Dr. Kia A. Watkins is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Arizona with extensive clinical training working within a variety of settings including a residential substance treatment facility, inpatient psychiatric hospital, private practice, college wellness centers, and community mental health clinics. She specializes in treating depressive and anxiety disorders, complex developmental trauma such as childhood sexual abuse and neglect, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief/bereavement, religious and spirituality concerns, gender and sexuality, and marital and relationship distress. Dr. Watkins' areas of expertise include working with individuals with race-based trauma, minority stress, intersectional identities, adverse childhood experiences, and identity conflict. Dr. Watkins' approach to psychotherapy emphasizes establishing a meaningful and unique connection with each of her clients through profound empathy, unconditional acceptance, compassionate curiosity, and encouragement. She values holistic care and journeying with her clients to re-affirm a sense of belonging, meaning, and purpose in life.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

LGBTQIA related issues

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

LGBTQIA related issues

Life transitions

Trauma

Women's issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna EAP

Evernorth Health Services

Medicare

MediNcrease Health Plans

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Licensure

  • Arizona, PsyD, PSY-005494

Education

Adler University

Southwest Behavioral and Health Services

Southwest Behavioral and Health Services

Online Therapy

Office at 7373 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Frequently Asked Questions About Kia Watkins, PsyD

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Kia Watkins, PsyD, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Kia Watkins accepting new clients?

Yes, Kia Watkins is accepting new clients for online therapy in Arizona and in-person appointments at 7373 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite s, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253.

Does Kia Watkins accept insurance?

Yes, Kia Watkins accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna EAP, Evernorth Health Services, MediNcrease Health Plans and Medicare.

Does Kia Watkins offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Kia Watkins offers in-person appointments at 7373 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite s, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253.

Does Kia Watkins offer online therapy?

Yes, Kia Watkins offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Arizona.

How quickly can I see Kia Watkins?

Kia Watkins typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Kia Watkins speak?

Kia Watkins conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Kia Watkins online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Kia Watkins online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.