Koyt KiferLPC

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

The book that mainly influenced my approach to therapy is "Man's Search For Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl. His book outlines how we can find purpose and meaning from all circumstances .

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

I believe the biggest barrier for people seeking mental health care is the negative cogitation associated with "therapy". Working with a professional counselor is extremely beneficial to an overall healthy and meaningful quality of life. The misperception is that counseling is only for certain people with particular challenges. Seeking counseling services is a strong and proactive show of character.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

Treatment plan goals and objectives are a collaborative conversation discussed throughout the therapeutic process. These goals and objectives are flexible, which reinforces the importance of adapting to change.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

LGBTQIA related issues

Stress

Trauma

General Expertise

Careers

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Addiction

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits

Fees

$100

Family Therapy

$100

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Art Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Training / Certifications

LPC

LCDC

EAGALA

EMDR

Licensure

TX, LPC, 77320

Education

M.Ed., Counseling and Human Development, Hardin-Simmons University

Work History

I have over 10 years of experience as a licensed mental health therapist. I have worked with couples, families, veterans, youth, adolescence, adults, and the LGBT community in virtual, residential, and outpatient environments. Throughout my counseling career I have worked with the previously mentioned demographics struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, attention deficit disorder, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, personality disorders, trauma, grief, excessive stress and substance abuse. I grew up outside of Dallas and graduated from Ole Miss with a bachelors’ degree in Art with an emphasis in oil painting. I spent the next decade living and working in various mountainous towns as a PSIA certified ski instructor during the winters and working with horses during the summers as a trail guide, director of several youth camp equine programs, and a farrier. I am licensed as an equine therapy horse specialist and mental health professional through EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) and worked on an equine therapy team while earning a masters’ degree from Hardin Simmons University in Counseling and Human Development. I rescued a dog that I utilize in the therapy process during appropriate sessions. His name is “HEY”. I utilize a wide range of therapy modalities and believe that the therapeutic process is organic and needs to be flexible. I believe in a Humanistic approach that emphasizes human uniqueness, positive qualities, and individual potential.

Location

Virtual / Traveling, Dallas Fort Worth, TX