My Therapeutic Approach

My approach focuses on helping you cultivate self-insight and derive personal values in order to promote change and growth.

 

I have found this approach to be successful in working with clients who struggle with emotional expression, finding meaning in their lives, maintaining healthy boundaries, and managing the stress and expectations they place on themselves.

This includes workplace professionals, high school and college-age individuals, married or committed couples, and individuals who have experienced trauma or significant stress and/or loss (including veterans).

 

I also work specifically with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

I love my job and working with a diverse caseload— I feel it keeps me invested and curious in our work together.

 

Specific areas of extensive experience include anxiety, trauma, substance use, identity formation, stress management, emotion regulation, depression/bipolar disorder, couples counseling, diagnostic clarification, males and females with Asperger’s, issues surrounding identity and sexuality, and female athletes.

Clients Served & Approach

My approach is warm, straightforward, and interpersonal.

 

I believe in the development of a healthy therapeutic relationship that requires trust and accountability, takes time, needs to be enjoyable and lighthearted at times, and will face certain obstacles like any relationship.

 

I work with a diverse caseload, which means I respect race/ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural background. I will meet you where you are in terms of values and goals.

 

In my practice, I incorporate and have been trained in the therapy modalities of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

The following summarizes the needs of the types of clients I serve...

COUPLES
&
MARRIAGE
INDIVIDUALS
TEENS
&
PARENTS
 
AUTISM
SPECTRUM
DISORDERS
WORK
LIFE
BALANCE
LGBTQIA+
 
ADHD
TRAUMA
&
PTSD
PERFECTIONISM

Ready to make a change?

© 2020 by Dr. Rachel Kitson.

6845 Fairview Road, Suite 17,

Charlotte, NC 28210

dr.rkitsonphd@gmail.com